Sunday, 5 February 2012
I know I kept mentioning how mild our winter had been and that we needed some cold weather to kill off the bugs etc. etc. Well, that cold weather has certainly arrived and yesterday morning when we woke the temperature was -7C.
We started getting some very light snow in the afternoon but yesterday evening it was coming down steadily and Jon called us up to the bedroom to have a look at it starting to settle on the ground.
Taken at 7.45pm last night
Taken at 11.45pm
This morning when I woke up I knew we'd had a fairly decent snowfall before even getting out of bed. It was quiet in a muffled way, with hardly any bird noise.
These next photos were taken at 08.50am today :o)
Love the trees with their snow blankets
A little bit later and the neighbours children were having some fun in the snow
Our back garden.
Emily was hoping we'd have more snow today and then perhaps she'd have a snow day tomorrow but the weather is not obliging at the moment and I have a feeling school will be open tomorrow. Craig has offered to bring Claire and Alice round here tomorrow morning because I don't know if I'll get my car out (unless it clears a bit) and Claire will walk to work from here.
I hate to admit that I am not one for going out for long walks in the snow, I much prefer to stay indoors - nice and warm - and look at it from here. Speaking to Norma on Skype this morning she was saying it's been really hot over in South Africa and they've had the aircon on to try and cool things down a bit. I think I prefer what we've got here, at least we can add layers and sit under a blanket to keep warm but there's a limit to how much you can take off to try and cool down.
What's the weather like where you are today?
Jon came home yesterday afternoon and presented me with this envelope :o)
Emily, Jon and I are going away for a mini break in April. It's been a long time since Jon's had a holiday (think - about 10 years?) so we're looking forward to getting away for a few days. Fortunately because Hugh will still be at home we don't have to worry about kennels for the animals :o)
So looking forward to this!