Friday, 6 March 2015

Winter's Last Refrain

Where the snow still sits was once the home of glaciers 8,000 years ago.

The landscape that we see today, hills, valleys and rivers, were shaped by the melting of the glaciers. As large chunks of ice broke off and slid downwards, sweeping away the alluvials before, them they carved new shapes in the land. All of that is so easy to see and appreciate just before the last snow of winter melts away.



We travel this narrow road several times a week and only when a photo is taken do we actually see the beauty of its' form with all its' twists and turns.


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  1. I never thing about there having been glaciers in Ireland, but of course there would have been.

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    1. Aye' it is easy to get lost in the present and omit the past Janet :)

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  2. Beautiful, I often think this about our lane - we tend to take such familiar territory foregranted, don't we?

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    1. We do indeed forget that the twisty narrow roads were just once cattle tracks that were stoned and then covered with tarmac.

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  3. Terrain is fascinating. I live in a part of the country formed by the end of the last ice age. All the debris and detritus. Ridges, valleys, hills. It makes for very interesting roads, as you note. Many of ours our unstable, as the land shifts, the hills come down, their sides shear away.

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    1. Very true Joanne, for the power of nature is always changing our terrain and even if it is only slightly tweaking and remaking the shorelines - nothing is actually stable.

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  4. It certainly is beautiful and true that we don't open our eyes enough to our surroundings. Have you had much snow recently? We haven't had any all winter :)

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    1. We have had several liberal falls of snow since January. The photo's show the remains of a fall that came down on 3rd March and the photo was taken the day after - Fran.

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  5. The surrounding area is so beautiful & so different to our everyday scenery, we are blessed to be able to come & share it with you x

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  6. Obviously a photoshop job - nowhere is that nice.....

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    1. Oh' I dunno there are lots of scenic places in the UK too Bill !

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