The snow queen visited London this weekend and our plans were changed from going to the Chelsea Physic Garden snowdrop theatre to exploring my new home, Northolt Village, under spell of winter.
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen was my favourite fairytale – as a child I would breathe a hole on frosted windows to look outside for her snow bees – so I couldn’t resist going to the apiary to see if our bees were enjoying the snow too.
Here are a few of my favourite photos from the day in a short video story.
My first video movie created in iMovie! I hope that you enjoyed it.
If you are interested, the Chelsea Physic Garden is running snowdrop days until 12 February 2012.
Reblogged this on Romancing the Bee and commented:
Bees, snow and snowdrops in the UK!!
Wow! Thanks, Deborah – that’s brilliant 🙂 I love all the beautiful pictures on your blog, they would make amazing iMovies!
Lovely pics! Makes me wish I could be there to experience it, too! I like snow (though I don’t like having to shovel it, lol). We don’t get a lot of it in Portland, OR. And this winter has been pretty mild so far.
Yes, snow is a bit of an effort but so beautiful – I like it too! Our winter has been incredibly mild also, but we seem to be caught on its tail this week.
I like the shot of the church! The snow makes it so peaceful.
Thank you, my local village is very pretty and did look very sleepy in snow. Although I scared a dog walking round the churchyard one weekend, it must have thought I was a ghost! 🙂
Those snowdrops are tough! Thanks for tucking our bees in all nicely. I’m going to try to go down tomorrow to check on them as I have the day off.
Thanks, Emily! The snowdrops should be in full bloom at the apiary now. Pat had a new gadget at the weekend to try and take the temperature of the hives – he said had tried pointing it at the night sky and it read -152, which he decided was the temperature of the universe!
What a brilliant gadget! I think Pat should experiment by taking the temperature of more things…the temperature of the Scout Hut, the temperature of our cups of tea and the temperature of a beekeeper shivering on the apiary benches.
Funny you should say that. He did take the temperature of all those things! 🙂
What beautiful photos! I absolutely love the images of the snowdrops emerging from their snowy blanket.
Thank you. The snowdrops emerged at our apiary, and were so low down that I had to lie on the snow and use my elbows as a ‘tripod’ to get my puny ‘macro lens’ setting close enough to capture the detail. But was worth getting completely wet and cold to share these frozen beauties with everyone! 🙂
Lovely pictures. What was the music?
I downloaded from a royalty free music collection on iTunes which can be used for video and web as long as they are credited, brilliant! x
I loved your pictures, cold and beautiful!
Thank you! Winter is often thought grey and colourless, but there are many layers of subtle hues and tints. Probably a better camera than mine would pick up more detail!
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