Regular readers have been hearing rather a lot about Darwen’s Jubilee Tower, but I couldn’t resist adding some pictures of the moor after snowfall.
Snow gave away which way the wind had been blowing by clinging to the stonework. Gentle flakes were topping up the layer underfoot, creating good walking conditions. Although it looks chilly, the air was still and I was warm enough to take my gloves and scarf off on the way up.
A clump of youngish silver birch trees were ethereal with a coating of snow. The moor does not have many trees but several have recently been planted.
I’m including a ‘better’ view of the farmhouse you can glimpse in a hollow in the last, although you can’t see much more of it.
It all looks very remote, but the centre of Darwen is about a mile away in the valley below.
Some of you may have observed that these pictures are very blue. That’s due to my faulty technique. I struggled to expose the snow as white on my iPhone without bleaching out the details. Converted to black and white, they are black and grey, almost like pencil sketches as you see here:
It seems I need more practice, but I decided to share them anyway, trusting to your kind hearts.
Our snow was rained away overnight, but I’m excited to hear from my sweetheart that he has awoken to a snowfall. Mississippi is so pretty when it snows.
50 Replies to “Darwen Moor In The Snow”
These are gorgeous: and I thought the blue cast was deliberate, it looks so good.
I would have preferred them to have been white, but thought I’d go with the flow.
I’ve always preferred the UK in the sunshine, so your earlier post (that I’ve just seen) appeals to me more, but the starkness of the tower folly against the snow is something else again!
It has the air of having landed there from another era.
Beautiful snow images, and just overnight?
We had a few days with snow – it tends to stick around on the hills.
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