My Captured Moment, A Family Walk

When I took these photos on a family walk last week, I knew that I would save them for today, this was the first of the snowfall last week; Joe had been waiting for it all day. He was almost on edge with anticipation and excitement, as soon as the first flake fell he was getting ready to get out in the snow. I think the months of endless rain has had such an effect on him, Joe is a real outdoors type, so when it is crisp and clear he cannot wait to get out.

My Captured Moment, A Family Walk

My Captured Moment, A Family Walk

Luckily the snow fell fast, and although there was not a deep covering on the ground at this time, the sky was full and the snow was heavy, and there is nothing more magical than walking in falling snow. As the snow swept across the hills the visibility reduced the view of the surrounding hills to a white haze, it really was very beautiful; it feels incredible being out there in these conditions.

My Captured Moment, A Family Walk

My Captured Moment, A Family Walk

 

We walked for about 40 minutes, sticking to the route we knew well as it is not far from the path back to the road; it was such a relief that at long last the ground was frozen solid. Months of rain had previously reduced the land to mush, it was awful and you have to stick to the roads in these conditions. And we all end up longing for walks out in the fields but it is just too muddy, and poor Toby looks at the field longingly every time we pass the gate.

My Captured Moment, A Family Walk

It was wonderful to finally get out and let Toby run free off his lead. Even though there was not much snow on the ground the boys still managed to make snowballs and slide on the icy patches.

At one stage I was taking a photo of Jack and he looked at me and said you are always taking photos, I replied with one day you will show your grandchildren these and say thank god my Mum was always snapping away, and because of that we have so many memories recorded. He looked at me like I was mad ha ha. I hope he remembers that conversation in years to come. Its funny isn’t it? You don’t remember your life like a video, but more a collection of memories triggered by an object, photo, place, smell or piece of music.

My Captured Moment, A Family Walk

And its days like this I want them to remember, the simple things that are sometimes harder to recall. We rounded off the walk nicely my returning home and making hot chocolate loaded with cream and marshmallows, and warming our cold toes by the open fire, whilst watching the snow falling heavily outside. It was the perfect snowy afternoon with nothing to do and nowhere to be, just enjoying family time and having fun.

 

Running in Lavender

 

 

16 Comments

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      21st January 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks Marina x

  1. 21st January 2016 / 5:38 pm

    Ah it sounds idealic Sarah, I love weekend snow when you have nowhere to be. These are gorgeous pictures, I especially love the last one where even Toby is having a great time xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st January 2016 / 9:03 pm

      I know Lisa me too, Toby loves the snow bless him, in fact I could not get the little swine in at midnight the other night. He was right at the back of the garden. I had to go out with a torch and couldn’t find him, after 20 minutes he made an appearance I was so mad at him x

  2. 21st January 2016 / 8:44 pm

    These photos are stunning. The second one if Jack looks like he is in a barren wasteland. Amazing. And I love the picture of Joe smiling. He looks so excited to be out in the snow. This is just a beautiful post, Sarah. And these photographs really are something to treasure. #MyCapturedMoment. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      21st January 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Thanks you Lucy, I just love these photos, it was such a lovely afternoon. Chris was away on business but the boys and I had such a wonderful time still x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
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      21st January 2016 / 9:06 pm

      It has all gone now Katie but it was wonderful while it lasted, and thank you I am so pleased how they came out xx

  3. 21st January 2016 / 9:53 pm

    What incredible, heart-rending pictures. You’re right, you’ll be able to look back on these in future years and relive that moment. My favourite is the first one-such a piercing gaze.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      22nd January 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thank you Nell, yes I want to enjoy as much as possible, but also record those lovely memories x

  4. 22nd January 2016 / 12:16 pm

    I absolutely agree with you on taking photographs. And videos, simpler aren’t the same in my opinion. I love a well-timed photograph. This is a lovely moment to capture and I’m so with you on the mud – what a relief it’s finally frozen! x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      22nd January 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks Suzanne, and yes I want the boys to have as much to look back on as possible, without spending all my time being a camera if that makes sense x

  5. 22nd January 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Hi Sarah, what a lovely way to spend an afternoon with the family. Although just looking at the pictures is making me feel cold!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      22nd January 2016 / 8:32 pm

      Ah thanks Debbie, although we were not that cold, we were very well wrapped up x

  6. 22nd January 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Your new camera is producing some amazing shots Sarah!! I saw these pictures on Instagram the other night and though how beautiful they were, especially the close up ones of the boys. Hope we get some snow soon.

    Thank you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      22nd January 2016 / 8:33 pm

      Ah thank you Heledd, I must say I am loving the camera it is fab, although I have a lot to learn with all the settings. It is warming up here today, lets hope it cools down again it is so much better colder, dryer and brighter x

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