Oops! I Forgot


It’s 4;30 pm on a cold Tuesday afternoon, here in the UK. I’m sitting at my computer when it struck me. I haven’t submitted anything for this weeks challenge. Although to be fair, I’ve been busy testing new software and working on a new project.

Now here’s the other thing, I haven’t taken any photographs, that I can use, since my visit to Budapest nearly a month ago. For me that is really strange…….So for this weeks challenge I’m going to have to rely on past photographs, taken from almost the same spot at two different times of the year.

I’m standing at Cwm Idwal, it’s January, the lake is behind me and I’m looking over the Ogwen Valley to Pen yr Ole Wen. As you can see, there’s been quite a heavy fall of snow and I remember on the day I took this photograph there weren’t too many people about.

Pen yr Ole Wen

It’s also the same day that I and another photographer, whom I met that day, got caught in a blizzard white out. At the time it was disconcerting because you can’t see much in front of you. But despite there not being too much shelter up there we decided to stick it out and see if it cleared. and fortunately after about five minutes it stopped snowing. Time to get off the mountain as soon as possible. It’s no great panic, we were both equipped to be there, but when you can’t see where you want to go, then it gets a little bit tasty.

Then we have this photograph, from nearly the same spot. Taken just over a year later in the February. Considering the month it’s surprising there’s now snow.

Pen yr Ole Wen

So that’s it for this week. It’s a quick one and I hope you enjoyed them – Mike

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Oops! I Forgot

  1. petspeopleandlife November 29, 2017 / 02:28

    Quite a difference there. I know you must have been glad to get off the mountain in the white out. I like the comparison very much.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mike Hardisty November 30, 2017 / 17:22

      Yes we both were Yvonne. Just been looking at the mountains in the distance today and it looks like the first real snows have fallen on the higher peaks. Could be a visit there next week, especially as they are predicting more snow over the weekend

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Graham November 30, 2017 / 19:45

    Hi Mike. Where do you get the weekly challenges from? Is it something you set for yourself or does someone else suggest it?

    Liked by 1 person

      • Graham December 1, 2017 / 17:29

        Interesting! I would say “who knew?” But obviously lots of people did! 😄 Wonder what other central themes are out there…

        Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.