Darwen Moor In The Snow

People walking to Darwen Jubilee Tower in the snow

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. 

Darwen Tower in the snow

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.

Snow covered trees on Darwen moor in the snow

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.

Farmhouse half hidden on snowy moorland

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.

View of Darwen from the moor in the snow

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:

Walkers near Darwen Tower in the snow

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”

  1. Your last photo looks almost like a Lithograph or one of those early C20th picture postcards. Lovely.
    I think you have had more snow than over here in Longridge, it’s all gone now anyway after a rainy day so glad you made the most of it..

    1. The moor seems to draw down any passing snow or rain. My sweetheart sent me a picture of a family of snowmen from Mississippi that made me laugh. They are standing on green grass with no indication there was ever any snow other than themselves.

  2. Kind hearts are not necessary Susan, I thoroughly enjoyed your photos of Darwen Moor, especially the second photo of the tower. That photo has an almost Gothic feel to it. I remembered your other post on Darwen Moor minus the snow, so enjoyed seeing the area again, this time covered in snow. 🙂

  3. I always got that blue tinge on photographing snow, until I realised my camera had a snow setting which seemed to help. I rather like the last one with the tiny figures.

    1. It’s strange, because some of them turned out pretty accurate, but the ones I wanted to share were blue. The last one was particularly so, hence the grey and black. That one is my favourite, with the snowball fight and dog walker.

    1. It does have blue-with-cold character. Adding the grey one at the end made them look more blue in comparison, but that one was too blue to share as it was.

  4. I’d wondered if the snow would hold together once it moved out of Texas toward Louisiana and Mississippi. I’m glad it did! Texas didn’t get anything nearly this beautiful, at least in my area, but there were some kids who saw their first flakes — and some doggies who had their first rolls in the snow.

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