At one extremity of this patch of desolation, overhung by bare and forbidding crags which husbanded drifts of everlasting snow in
their shaded cavities, was a small stretch of thin and discouraged grass, and a man and a family of pigs were actually living here in some shanties.
A whiff of warm air ascended to his nostrils, and there, curled up under the snow in
a snug ball, lay Billee.
But, while I was considering this, there came in four French gentlemen, who, having been stopped on the French side of the passes, as we were on the Spanish, had found out a guide, who, traversing the country near the head of Languedoc, had brought them over the mountains by such ways that they were not much incommoded with the snow; for where they met with snow in
any quantity, they said it was frozen hard enough to bear them and their horses.
But though they found her deep in snow in
the Figs, it seemed impossible to thank Maimie, for they could not waken her.
For the snow in
the foreground I used my 3/4 ins flat brush and did a few strokes of blue here and there, followed by a mix of the same of blue with burnt sienna.
And there are some brilliant quirky clips too, including Durham University students descending on the city for its RAG antics in 1956, children scrambling about in the snow in
1940 and the Newcastle Aero Club completing a hilarious obstacle course in 1926.
Most residents of Canada have seen snow in
almost every month of the year.
Overcast with a chance of light snow in
the city becomes slush almost as soon as it has fallen, as this picture shows in 1968Well, they may have cold feet but at least this gaggle of geese can show off their legs, as pale sunshine fails to melt the water of Sefton Park lake, Liverpool, in 1956 The chap to the top right not suffering from chilblains is Prince Albert on his stone plinth and bronze horse at St George's plateau, LiverpoolAt a time of trouble, the good man shines.