It seems we are still in winter’s icy grip, with angry motorists crashing out in their cars – if not actually crashing them – and others having to be rescued by the army as a foot of snow swamped the salt starved roads of the southern counties of the UK in the last 24 hours.
It is often how you react to certain situations that determines your level of contentment for the day, and keeping your cool about situations you have little or no control over is often the best option. To illustrate this point the BBC Today programme this morning juxtaposed the converstaion of the captain of the US Airways flight that landed in the Hudson River, with the hasty reaction of Hollywood actor Christian Bale losing his rag on set when something didn’t go his way. You can hear it here.
As long as you’re not furious at being caught out in it, snow and ice enhance landscapes immeasurably, lending them a subtle and transient beauty that – in the case of the UK anyway – is usually gone too soon.
In places much colder than here though, photographers can make the most of the picture opportunities snow and ice afford, and the photo gallery ‘Scenes From Antarctica’ on the Boston Globe newspaper site is excellent, and ideal if you fancy a new winter screensaver. The first shot of the Adelie penguin heading for the ocean is fantastic.
If you fancy taking some perfect shots yourself while discovering somewhere snowy and new, click here for a selection of our snow holidays or drop us a line on 01606 720033!
Curious Facts and Quotes
Antarctica is 58 times the size of the UK. The land surface is buried under ice up to 3 miles thick in places. It holds 90% of the world’s ice and 70% of the world’s fresh water.
“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing”.
Sir Ranulph Feinnes