Until the weekend of the 6th and 7th February I am glad to say that I will be all at sea. I promise that I will try and make up for the gap in postings by taking some interesting and colourful photographs whilst we are away. I will leave you with a picture I took during a previous journey to Panama back in 2001. The ship in the distance was the old P&O Arcadia. This time we sail on the Oceana : hopefully on just as calm a sea and under just such blue skies.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
That is it. I've had enough. I am heartily sick of the wretched snow with all its monotonal stringency and its' lack of warmth. No doubt, if I tried, I could take a picture of ice flows floating down the River Calder, but you have seen it all before and, unless you are one of the lucky ones and live in the Antipodes, you probably have similar ice flows floating down a river near you. So here is a picture I took earlier. Full of sun and colour. It's not brilliant, but at least it makes a change.
Monday, 11 January 2010
If it is bad for us, imagine what it is like for the poor animals. They may have been individually fitted with sheepskin coats but they still have to dig down through the snow to try and find some grass to eat. This one took a break from scavenging to keep a close eye on Amy and I as we walked by.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
I shouldn't need to point out that I did not take this photograph. But all the blog title promises is a Daily Photo with no guarantee that it will be one of my photos. Indeed it was NASA who were responsible for this image which was taken on Thursday from their Terra Satellite. It nicely shows the entire country in the grip of snow and ice.
Friday, 8 January 2010
I was due to go out to the pub quiz tonight but the taxi firm phoned to say that they have suspended their services because yet more snow is falling. It's too far to walk and therefore I an having to stay home. Stay home and post yet more photographs of the snow. Hope you like the picture, but if the truth is told, I would rather be in the pub.
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
Amy is not a happy dog. A short walk this morning, but even during that, snow and ice balls built up around her feet. The only way to get rid of them is to give her a quick bath. She is not sure which she hates the most - the iceballs or the bath.
Monday, 4 January 2010
I managed to complete my airport run without too many snow-related problems and therefore the jury is still out. Yes it is cold and inconvenient, but there again it does wonderful things to old wooden benches.
John asked in a comment on yesterday's post whether Santa brought the promised i-touch. The answer is yes (for further details see today's NfN post)
Sunday, 3 January 2010
We are getting close to the tipping point : that point at which the photographic delights of having all this snow around is more than outweighed by the dreadful inconvenience of attempting to lead a normal life whilst slipping, sliding and freezing all over the place. Tomorrow - when I attempt to drive four twenty year olds 75 miles south to East Midlands Airport - will reveal whether we have passed the tipping point or not. Let us hope that, for once, the weather forecast is right.
Friday, 1 January 2010
We saw in the New Year at the Rock Tavern amongst a mass of friends and family. The Lad joined us along with one of his friends, Jess. This photograph was taken as midnight approached. At the back of the pub there are glorious views up the Calder Valley and you can watch the new year fireworks going off at a hundred celebrations.