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Somehow I missed the press coverage of the fact that on Tuesday night BBC1 played its first ever episode of the long running hit soap opera, East Enders, with an entirely black cast.
The snow had begun to fall heavily, so I made my return journey along the main road.
I drive this route to work every morning, but walking it threw up some unexpected surprises. This was the biggest.
Red telephone boxes, part of the quintessential view of Britain, have become a rarity these days. When everyone has a mobile, who needs a call box? So, I was rather delighted to find that the owner(s) of this house have acquired a telephone box and planted it in their front garden.
It was a welcome splash of colour in an otherwise monochromatic day.
One unavoidable consequence of the weather was the merging of sky and earth.
I'd been walking for an hour when I glanced up the ridge to my left and saw these trees, defiantly making a stand against the elements.
It felt like someone had sucked the colour out of the day.
I like the closeness of the contrast between root, branch and ether.
There are a number of flocks of sheep grazing near to where I live.
The snow covered ground didn't seem to bother them particularly.
They just burrowed down and dug out what they needed from the earth.
This fellow graced me with a piercing stare, just long enough for me to squeeze off a frame.
School was cancelled yesterday because of heavy snowfall overnight.
Before I settled down to study for my MA I went out to capture some snowy photos.
As I trudged through the fields I came across this horse, taking shelter from the biting wind.
It sums up the strange feeling of desolation that descended on the valley, as the ground turned white and the sky remained resolutely grey.