Winter Wonderland?

You’ve probably gathered from the news, or by experiencing it yourself, that the UK (particularly Scotland) has been hit by a huge amount of snow in recent days - a little bit of a combination of ‘the Beast from the East’ and ‘Storm Emma’. I don’t think I can ever remember having this much snow in my life, let alone in March - it’s supposed to be getting warmer for Spring after all!

 

So far I’ve had three days off school and it’s been great to just have some me time and relax. I didn’t leave the house on Wednesday; baked chocolate cookies (which featured on my Instagram story) and trekked for hours to buy food from Tesco on Thursday; ate loads of soup, vegan chilli (the recipe for which I’ll be sharing soon) and ice cream on Friday; then had a trip to town today for a music lesson with the trains finally working again. Although some elements have been a little boring, I’ve had a great few days and had loads of fun reading books, doing workouts and playing my oboe in prep for my grade 8 soon.

 

On top of all that, I finally decided to download and experiment with Lightroom and have been taking and editing loads of snowy photos, so I thought I might as well join in with the snowy photo craze and share some of them here…

 
 snowy view of the garden
 snowy branches
 one of three giant bags of food

one of three giant bags of food

 M&S lorry stuck in the snow

M&S lorry stuck in the snow

 snowy trees
 partially-frozen  Kilmardinny Loch

partially-frozen Kilmardinny Loch

 snowy pathway
 garden snowy leaves
 smiling and throwing snow even though my hands were about to fall off

smiling and throwing snow even though my hands were about to fall off

 snowy branches
 snow and leaves
 snowy branches
 snowy branches
 trekking to Tesco

trekking to Tesco

 trekking home from Tesco

trekking home from Tesco

 accidental snowy advertising (although you should totally try  Naked  smoothies - they're sooo good!!)

accidental snowy advertising (although you should totally try Naked smoothies - they're sooo good!!)

 snowy trees
 ducks

ducks

 and some more ducks

and some more ducks

 

All in all I’m pretty pleased with how the photos turned out and am loving using Lightroom too - it’s so easy and effective. I’d love to hear your own snowy stories - let me know in the comments. And if you have any tips on using Lightroom or any thoughts on my photography then I’d love to know too. Here’s hoping the snow melts quickly and it gets warmer for Spring soon!

 

Heather xoxo