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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.”

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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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!  

Snapper Simon Snow Smidgen

Snapper Simon Snow Smidgen

Here in the Welsh Borders we’ve still got some snow hanging about. If you look carefully on this BBC WeatherWatcher photo, you’ll see a smidgen of white in the top right on the Long Mynd.

Freezin’ February

Freezin’ February

Well, the Beast from the East is approaching, apparently, but that’s nothing that unusual for us here in the Welsh Borders. We get snow quite frequently here – Church Stretton isn’t nicknamed Little Switzerland for nothing, you know! Still, I missed Shefali’s use of my photo on last night’s late evening broadcast, but thanks to the BBC iPlayer I managed to catch up on the broadcast. It seems Shefali began her broadcast with my image … peeking through her opaque…

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Stokesay Snapper Simon

Stokesay Snapper Simon

Decided to stop as I was passing Stokesay Castle today, to take a photo. I thought it looked gorgeous in the early morning sunshine. Turns out it was a good idea after all, as Shefali used it on the main regional evening news broadcast.