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One of the bonuses of retirement, is not having to turn up for work at 9am every day of the week. I spend most of my time in Normandy. About four years ago I bought an ancient (250+ years) hovel that needs a great deal of work, but being me, I am still drawn to make images, and love travelling with my camera.
Over the last nine years, I have spent time in Normandy in every season of the rolling wheel of the year and this page has now earned it’s change of title from Normandy Winters to Normandy Seasons.
Time in Normandy moves slowly in every season of the year, especially in winter when there are periods of icy roads and sometimes of snow that keeps one inside for days or even weeks at a time. What little public transport there is stops running, and living out of the freezer is the order of the day.
However, days out around the villages in the spring and autumn sunshine or driving the quiet roads to neighbouring towns make pleasant diversions and a chance to forget winter snow and ice.
Exploring ice photographically passes time, but when the last of the autumn flowers have long withered in the frost and the Winter Solstice and snow is over, Imbolc and the snowdrops herald longer days and a new cycle of growth is just around the corner; for every year the Goddess awakens from her winter slumber!
More Icy Images on this page – https://chriswormald.wordpress.com/icy-collection/
The Vide Granier and Fete season starts in April and runs throughout the summer months and is a source of imagery, as are my friends’ gardens.
I love French Cheeses, but some things are (for me) beyond the pail. As well as snails, I do not eat cows, sheep pigs or horses!
The River Orne winds its way to the sea at Caen. It passes close to my stamping ground at St Aubert sur Orne.