A Snowy Scene for Christmas (sort of)

Published 23 December 2015

A metal ‘frame’ on the Pennine Way, through which you view the landscape

Many years ago I worked with an Australian, and one Christmas I asked her whether they had snow on their Christmas cards.

“Yes we do!” she replied.

“But it doesn’t snow in Australia,” I commented.

She looked at me briefly, with a puzzled look on her face.

“Yeah, that’s a bit strange. I’ve never thought of that before.”

Of course it doesn’t snow much in the UK at Christmas, not that that stops us sending out pieces of cardboard with snowmen and wintry scenes on them.

So here’s my wintry scene for you. A Christmassy Photo as it were. And I’ve framed it too.

‘Framing the Landscape’ is a project by Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson. Four metal frames have been installed in different places, in order to frame the landscape. Okay there’s a little more to it than that, but I’ll let you read more about it in this blog post on the RSA’s website

In January this year I came across one of them on a snow topped hill, on the Pennine Way at Wessenden Head. And so I got to frame a frame of the landscape with my camera. And it looked amazing. Especially with the snowman made for my (then) two year old son.

Yeah I know. The only Christmassy things about the picture are the snow and the snowman, although as we know, it never snows at Christmas. Especially not in Australia. But let’s not worry too much about that, shall we?

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