Saturday, 19 January 2013

Dressed for a walk in the snow

This post is for people who like snowy pictures, and anyone else. After a late start this morning, I didn't get out of bed till 10.30am, no, I tell a lie, I got out of bed at 7.15am, made a mug of coffee, and got back in again.  Anyway, I set off for a walk at 11.30am, after a late breakfast. A few other people had the same idea, walking is very popular round here. I took a few photo's.  .


I like this knotty growth around the bottom of the tree. It looks like there is a figure hugging it.
I made a little video

I think I misjudged the angle of the camera towards the end, so here is a pic of the rest of me . I look like a shepherdess who has lost her sheep, ha ha. .
The walk took a couple of hours, due to me stopping to natter to people. Everyone was in a jolly mood and enjoying the snow. I must say it was hard going in places, due to the ground being frozen, with deep ruts in it. I'm glad I took the walking stick to steady me.
I've made a start on the rug, the latch hook is not working so well, so I have changed to a crochet hook. There won't be a particular pattern to the colours, just a mish mash, higgledy piggledy, mix them up, jumble. This is my first attempt, I'll see how it goes. Catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip.
Note. This post has been edited due to a judgemental comment made by a judgemental person who jumped to conclusions and got the completely wrong end of the stick. To that person, think before you make ridiculous assumptions and accusations, you don't know the full facts of the situation. I have removed the paragraph in case someone else jumps on me with a stupid remark, I can do without it.

36 comments:

  1. Lovely photos :) You do look rather like a shepherdess, haha!

    I've just posted some similar scenes from my little walk this afternoon. I love this snowy weather.

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  2. Nice pics,love the plaid, bright colours make me happy you ought to have a hat to match or contrast. I used to make rag rugs but now that I quilt I can not bear to part with a single scrap. I use every bit bigger than 1 inch wide and smaller bits are used as stuffing for kneelers.

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  3. Lovely views Ilona! I noticed there were a lot of people out walking out my way too (not just the usual dog walkers)..nearly everyone loves a bit of snow I think:-)

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  4. Oh yes, you need some sheep!
    Jane x

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  5. Love your videos. Thank you for posting them. I remember the video of the same spot in summer. Wow, it is different!

    Don't know what would be harder - walking in the snow or the heat??!! We've had days of high 30s, so if I don't walk by 10am, I can't do one until the evening. Would love to walk to a tea room and back home through the snow.

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  6. There must be something about the snow that encourages us to make videos. I didn't go for a walk but I made a wee video of all the different wildlife that came to my bird feeder (made from a cup and saucer - very frugal) yesterday in the snow (on my blog).

    That treehugger picture is brilliant. I could see the shape straight away!

    Have fun with your project and don't forget to post photos of it in the making.

    Linda xxx

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  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely snowy pics. We were well wrapped up today too and managed a careful walk around town. We saw quite a few families with sledges and one family were having great fun building a very large snowman in the park. Best wishes, Anne (South West)

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  8. I found your blog via Comptonia which I found today due to a blog party. Not bad to find two good blogs in one day. I love your style. It is like having a chat with a really good friend. It must be lovely to go on walks with you. I'll be visiting often.

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  9. Hi,

    I'm reading the edited post. Nowt as queer as folk! Don't let them get you down. We all love your blog and how you live is brilliant.
    Pictures are lovely.

    Sarah x

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  10. A 2 hour walk? That's great exercise! Good for you! Thanks for the film!

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  11. Hi Ilona, I am responding to your edited post. Like Sarah, I love your blog. I don't know what was wrong with this post. Some people are hasty to make nasty judgements, so stuff ''em, I say.

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  12. That was wonderful! i so loved the video,and you looked great!i have never seen snow in real life!thank you for sharing,xx Carol,from a very hot Australia!

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  13. Love your snowy pictures! I'm sorry that someone didn't use their mind and was too quick to judge you're post. You should have just set 'em straight and left the post. I understand if you just want to keep the peace...
    Love~ Josephine

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  14. Your hands are very steady with the video! Love your 'shepherdess' outfit, I imagine you would need lots of layers to stay warm there :)
    Judy xx

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  15. What a winter wonderland. Lovely.

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  16. The country looks so different being snow covered. Thank you for the lovely pics and clip. A two hour walk, that is pretty good!

    x

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  17. That's all lovely Ilona, thank you for sharing your snowy pics and the
    vid.

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  18. Thank you for the pictures and the vidio

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  19. Hello Ilona good for you for editing the comment stuff them. I love your blog and read it everyday. It is my fix for the day.
    Thank you for the video and wonderful pictures.You are a wonderful person and a true inspiration.

    Trish x

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  20. Hi what a lovely place to live, we had a snowball fight yesterday. I love the snow.
    Lynn x

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  21. Yes I could see the fat bottomed gal hugging the tree, my husband said it reminded him of someone, but his bruises will soon fade ha ha
    I thought you looked very jaunty in your tartan outfit, you just need a tam'o'shanter now!

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  22. I love the person hugging the tree, right up my street as I love trees.
    Keep warm
    Briony
    x

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  23. I read the original post last night and I can't for the life of me understand why it incited a nasty comment. This is a blog about YOUR life, nobody else's. If they don't agree with your views they should stop reading your blog and carry on documenting their own perfect life on their own perfect blog. ;-)

    Linda xx

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  24. Good afternoon Ilona from House fairy.
    I have just been out for a walk in the snow with Chip, the golden retriever.
    Good for our well being and gets us out of the house.
    I even took photo's of our footprints in the snow.

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  25. Hello - reading your edited post. Lovely pics - and brave you for venturing out in the beautiful but very cold scenery around you!

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  26. Beautiful photo's :) We haven't got any snow in Cornwall so I'm really enjoying looking at everyone else's.

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  27. If you can't say something nice about someone......... Good grief! While I don't agree with everything you post, I recognize that not agree is normal. I just ignore the rare, odd spot or two and go on enjoying your posts and pictures. I'd say I enjoy Ivory soap (99.44%) of your posts.

    We don't get much snow in New Orleans, so your pictures are a treat for me. Hope you stay on your feet and that the long winter cold won't be as long as the weather men are predicting.

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  28. Dont let people rattle your cage, Illona, quietly press the delete button, no names, no pack-drill !
    You are ahead of us here in Chicago - we are having a mild, snowless winter although there is still time for it to go pear-shaped. All to do with the jet stream I guess. I like your highland/gilly look !

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  29. Ahh, lovely post, lovely pics, thank you, I love your inspiring blog, you have changed the way I shop and cook. Ignore those who don't 'get it' x

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  30. Nice vid Ilona. How do you keep the camera so steady, is it on a tripod?
    I enjoy being mentioned on your blog. I am going to make you one of my proper thumbsticks I think, with a ferrule on the end so it won't get damaged.

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  31. Ilona,
    We have about a foot of snow. We were thinking it was never coming. This past of the U.P. is considered prime snowmobile country. I'm not a fan of the beasts, but it runs our local economy. We hit 15*(degrees) today. We did venture out for a walk, but it didn't last long, and we didn't look as good as you!
    Love the pictures you post; it's nice to put a 'face' on the towns and countryside you describe.
    I think your rug will be just as brilliant as your life!

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  32. I'm one of these people that likes your snowy photos... especially here where it's so blimey hot. I can tell you, it cools me down just looking at them haha. It's good you can still get out even with the difficult conditions.

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  33. Love the beauty of the snow covered countryside. Thanks for the pics. :)

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  34. Haha Love your video's Ilona. You're such a card . You make us all smile so much.Thanks for keeping us all chipper through the snowy weather xxx Jules

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  35. Lovely photos and don`t take any notice of silly people. The only excersise some get is jumping to conclusions!

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