Ancient Tombstones in a Shropshire Churchyard



So close together these lichen bedecked tombstones weathered and now indecipherable are so close together that Anthony J Sargeant wondered why. Best friends perhaps two hundred years ago now laid side by side in this corner of a quiet Shropshire churchyard their graves carpeted with snowdrops. Photographed on a cold sunny February day in 2018.


Winter Sunset and Moonrise in Shropshire – January 2018



Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home at 4.20 pm in the afternoon of the 29th January 2018. The view is to the east with the sun low on the horizon behind the photographer only just catching the edge of the water meadows around the River Corve and the trees on the low escarpment beyond. The almost full moon is visible in the late afternoon sky.

Snowdrops in Shropshire



Suddenly the snowdrops have burst into flower along the lanes and byways of Shropshire in England. Great drifts of them cloak every likely bank along the roads although this clump was photographed by Anthony J Sargeant in the garden of his Shropshire home on the 29th January 2018. There is a local story that there was a man who in the 19th Century, or early 20th used to roam the lanes in the area planting bulbs in the hedgerows.

Dawn in Shropshire, England



Anthony J Sargeant took this photograph of the sunrise seen from a bedroom window of his Shropshire home at 7.48 hr on the 30th January 2018. Through the delicate winter tracery of the deciduous trees the sun is about to burst forth above the Brown Clee hill in the distance.

Winter Wonderland – 21st January 2018



Anthony J Sargeant took this photograph from a bedroom window of his Shropshire home looking east across the water meadows of the River Corve. Although the snow only lasted for a day it transformed the landscape for that brief period which was only the second snowfall of the winter thus far.

Snow in Shropshire – The Next Day (see the previous post)



After the snowfall of the 8th December 2017 (see previous post) this was the scene the next day photographed by Tony Sargeant from the bedroom window of his 17th Century Shropshire cottage. The view this time is towards the east looking across the water meadows that surround the River Corve. A glorious day with blue skies and sun.

Snow in Shropshire, England – 8th December 2017



Tony Sargeant took this photograph on 8th December 2017 from a bedroom window of his Shropshire, England home looking South-West up the garden towards the sheep pastures that surround the house. It was a very heavy and early snowfall and it was impossible to get out of the lane for 5 days by car. It is a very small narrow country lane to the house that does not get gritted and after the mound on which the house sits there are uphill sections of the lane in both directions. So ‘imprisoned’ – but what a prison! (see the next post when the sun came out with blue skies)