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Snapper Sunset

Snapper Sunset

I nipped out for a short walk before dinner and managed to take a photo of the Long Mynd from a slightly different angle. Then, while I was sat at the table eating my dinner the evening regional news came on and across the studio there looked to be a photo I recognised ….

Mesmerising Mynd

Mesmerising Mynd

After some rather dull and dreary days, the sun finally made an appearance today. So in the early evening, I shot up Ragleth Hill and snapped a photo of the sun breaking through the clouds above the Long Mynd. Delighted to see that Shefali liked it enough to use it on the evening regional weather forecast. Even more delighted that she called it “mesmerising.”

Snapper Simon Snaps Soft Sunset over South Shropshire Slopes

Snapper Simon Snaps Soft Sunset over South Shropshire Slopes

I had a rather surreal experience late yesterday when I was walking back from my evening stroll. A gentleman passed me on the other side of the road, acknowledge me and said, “saw you on the national news the other night.” “Really?” I replied. “I didn’t know one had been used.” “It was definitely a Snapper Simon photo,” he confirmed, then continued on his way. The surreality of it though came from the fact that I knew not who this…

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Gaer Stone Snapper

Gaer Stone Snapper

I did one of my usual walking routes this evening, and there’s a spot on the local lane where there’s  really nice viewpoint of the Gaer Stone on Hope Bowdler Hill. It’s an iconic outcrop, here in Church Stretton. The cloud formation, and colouring, was interesting tonight – there’s hint of rain, which would be lovely. And this is what Rebecca Wood commented on when she began the forecast – the chance of rain. (I spotted my photo as soon…

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Sunset Snapper

Sunset Snapper

Went for a walk this evening, up onto Ragleth Hill. The setting sun was glorious as the clouds gathered. (Still no rain, though.) Glad I snapped the photo though … as the regional news programme  selected it for the weather slot!

Spouting Snapper Simon

Spouting Snapper Simon

A day trip to Witley Court in Worcestershire led to Snapper Simon’s latest WeatherWatcher photo … of the fountain at this English Heritage property in full spout .. or flow!

Snapper Simon’s Shropshire Summer Solitude

Snapper Simon’s Shropshire Summer Solitude

At the end of Ragleth Hill, the vista across South Shropshire is absolutely glorious. Not an electricity pylon in sight, or much in the way of man-made objects. It’s an amazing view, it was summary, and I had it all to myself. Well, not quite. Because if you click on this link it’ll take you to my YouTube channel, where you’ll then see a brief video that I captured. And if you listen carefully, you can hear the skylark singing…

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Snapper Simon Soaked

Snapper Simon Soaked

The forecast for today wasn’t great. I had to go to Shrewsbury (to drop my tax paperwork off at my accountant’s) and so I thought I’d do my daily walk somewhere round there. I suddenly remembered Haughmond Hill, a Forestry Commission site with great parking, and lots of trees … ie: shelter! Nope. There were lots of trees, but the rain was so heavy the leaf canopy was no protection whatsoever. I got drenched! Right through to my skin (which…

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Cumbrian Snapper Simon

Cumbrian Snapper Simon

Even when I’m holiday, I’m still looking for great BBC WeatherWatcher photos, and last week, while on holiday in the Lake District, two of my images were used. The first was bright an early on the Sunday morning, at 7.14am (I’m not normally up that early on a Sunday, but it was the first full day of my holiday and I was raring to go!). Now, I didn’t see this originally, because I was still outside in the garden of…

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Snapper Simon Snaps Shropshire Spring Sunshine

Snapper Simon Snaps Shropshire Spring Sunshine

I thought that cloud over Ludlow looked menacing! It seems Shefali thought so too. It does look reminiscent of April shower clouds. Perhaps we have turned a seasonal corner. Although, there are still rumours of snow over the Easter weekend. Proof that we certainly get a lot of weather here in the Welsh Borders!