Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

The changing season in the Tyne Valley is about to change for the worse:

A SIBERIAN wind, dubbed the ‘Beast from the East’, is set to batter Britain next week, bringing heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures to most of the country. It will be the worst winter weather in 20 years, says the Evening Standard.  A brief respite from the cold weather is expected this weekend before the bitterly cold winds blowing in from Russia and the East cause temperatures to plummet on Monday, making some parts of the country colder than the North Pole.

The North East will bear the brunt of the extreme weather: temperatures around Lincolnshire and Newcastle are likely to reach -12C, while London and its surrounding areas could drop as low as -6C.

We have been warned.  When the north easterly winds blow across the fields adjacent to our house, the snow attaches to the trees and disturbing shapes emerge:

Across the field at BeaufrontThe trees and hedge protect the lanes from the worst of the driven snow but these untreated by-ways can remain black iced and treacherous for days on end.

The lane to Sandhoe


  1. Lutz Braum · December 7, 2012

    Very nice mood!

    • northumbrianlight · December 7, 2012

      Thanks Lutz – not quite as severe as a Manhattan winter but we don’t cope with snow too well in England!

  2. christiebea29 · December 7, 2012


    • northumbrianlight · December 8, 2012

      Thanks – it is called Idle Photography – step outside the front door or walk to the end of the drive and click 🙂

      • christiebea29 · December 8, 2012

        You live in a beautiful area!!

  3. pam2626 · December 9, 2012

    These are really good. I like the second one the best.

  4. brissiemaz · December 10, 2012

    Wonderful photos! By the sound of it you’ll have some dramatic ones for us after the Beast from the East has done its work. Hope it doesn’t make life TOO hard for you though 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · December 10, 2012

      Thanks, glad you liked them – it is looking like the weather forecasts were overly pessimistic – the Beast from the East is looking very tame so far 🙂

      • northumbrianlight · December 11, 2012

        Last night on the BBC it became official – the Met office described the weather for the rest of the week as the Pest from the West, not the Beast from the East. Somehow snow seems more not less likely 🙂

  5. Bren · December 13, 2012

    Such beautiful pictures and scenery.. I thought it was going to warm up.. little did I realise we were in for a cold spell.. should listen to the news more often. 😀

    • northumbrianlight · December 13, 2012

      Thanks Bren – I am not sure you miss much by not listening to the news 🙂

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