Snapshot Round-up: Winter wonders

The most amazing thing happened recently, snow arrived in Surrey. It was an epic moment for our six year old as she’d never seen snowflakes fall from the sky before. She likened them to giant white bees and was truly mesmerised as we headed home that evening. She marvelled at the prospect of building her first snowman, having a snowball fight and hopping aboard a sledge. Her excitement was palpable and undeniably infectious, if only the snow had settled. 

That wasn’t the case for Amy Treasure Blog and her family however who recently enjoyed a skiing holiday in Val d’Isere. Daughter Rose taking full advantage of those falling flakes by attempting to catch them with her tongue. Meanwhile back in Blighty, the parenting community has embraced the chilly air to capture some truly magnificent scenes. From Siân at Helpful Mum with one of her beautiful captures of North Yorkshire to Darren at Photalife with a splendid shot of the early morning sun. 

Carolin from Let’s Pack Our Bags timed this stunning shot of a fox in the snow perfectly. It was taken when they were on their way down to the Brocken in the Harz mountain range. Staying with the orange hues, the snow-laden path is full of memories for Natalie at Plutonium Sox. Taken in the Malvern Hills, it’s a road she used to sledge down pre-children. Elsewhere, Karen from Mini Travellers and her family have been in the deep dark wood, this photograph taken before climbing the renowned Moel Famau hill in Wales. Also exploring woodland was Tracey from Witts In The Wild who headed to the magical looking Puzzlewood near the Forest of Dean. 


Beaches in winter can be even more spectacular than they are during the summer months, especially when there are fewer people around. This glorious capture of Brancaster Beach in Norfolk was taken by Megan at Truly Madly Kids. Amy from Everything Mummy and her family also headed to the beach for some welcomed sunshine and a run around on the sand. 

As for the Doves, we love to escape whenever we can. We’ve had some great adventures locally the past few weeks, at places like the Alice Holt Forest where the light was just stunning. We always enjoy the coast too and this beach hut inspired photograph was one (of many!) taken on an impromptu visit to West Wittering this month. 

We do hope you’ve enjoyed the winter wonders round-up, thank you again for sharing all your photographs. We had over a hundred submissions this time around. We’ll be back next month with another photo round-up but do say hello on Twitter or on Instagram in the meantime.   

Share Button

About Charly Dove

Charly Dove is a digital specialist, multi-award nominated blogger and photographer with 20 years experience in the marketing industry. She blogs at parent & lifestyle blog PODcast ( and adventure & family travel blog POD Travels ( Charly lives in Surrey with her husband and daughter.

1 Comment

  1. 02 February 2017 / 11:01

    Beautiful collection of photos, that you for including mine