Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The Snow Today

We are in our third week of severe weather with more on the way and no end in sight at the moment. Numerous airports closed, others with cancelled flights, difficult travel with many standed on the A3 road to the coast over night after a large truck knife jacked blocking the road.

Thats the downside of this cold spell caused by a front from the Arctic blocking the milder weather from the Atlantic. The upside is that it is extremely pretty and picturesque for those of us who are able to go out and enjoy it. So if you would like to enjoy it with me then we begin with a few scenes from the garden beginning with the above showing the birds enjoying it too.










We have left the house and are making our way to the park virtually at the top of the road.



We have turned left and now do a right into the park just to the right here.




This field used to be a minature golf course where we spent many summer evenings in years gone by. Now it is a wild flower meadow.









We now have a couple more fields to walk around (I like to walk the perimeter)









How well these newly planted Dogwood, in the formal area, contrast with the snow.



Back home and it is snowing again




And still snowing as darkness falls (3.50 pm) although you cannot see it here

27 comments:

Sara said...

That is so beautiful! And having taken that very walk with you in the heat of the green summertime, I'm fascinated by how different it looks covered in white.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I think it is just like a picture postcard !
So white, crisp and silent...
We have snow on the way, or so the wise-men tell us ;)
Stay warm, and so enjoyed the scenes.
Jo

a woman who is said...

So pretty. I am glad you are out enjoying the beauty. I love your old gnarly tree in your back yard. So interesting to look at with snow frosting it.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I may be able to post picture like that after today, if the weather report is on the mark. I sometimes feel selfish not having to go out in it and wishing for snow. I usually do go out and when I was working I went regardless. For years I worked 20 miles away and fought the snow and ice. HH always kept my car in good shape and I felt confident. Have had times when I went off the road and that was always a day long job getting out again. Nice post.
QMM

Linds said...

I love the photos but the cold and the snow are getting a little much right now! No end in sight yet....

Vee said...

It all looks quite different in its blanket of snow. That last photo has a very pretty effect. Stay safe and warm over there!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your walk was beautiful. It is icy here and no walking can be done unless you have treated walkways to do it on. It remains very cold and more snow is on the way. The icy stuff just added a layer to the accumulation we already had. Take care and stay warm!

Knitting Mania said...

Such gorgeous photos, a winter wonderland. I enjoy walking in the snow all bundled up, I just love the seasons!!

Enjoy this for me Barbara!

Winifred said...

It is pretty, lovely photos.

I like being out walking but hate to have to drive. Luckily my two grandchildren were off today so didn't have to trek out for them. Who knows what tomorrow brings! Probably more snow!

Amongst The Oaks said...

Stunning photos. The red twigs against the crisp white snow were particularly pretty.

Carolyn said...

Hi Barbara,
Your walk was beautiful-I love snow pictures.
Carolyn

Willow said...

Beautiful pictures. We are also having terrible weather here. More instore for us too.

Willow

talesfromagarden said...

Beautiful pictures Barbara!
The snow changes the landscape everywhere and just cries out for someone to take photos!

bennie and patsy said...

We are looking for 2-3 ins of snow tonight. Enjoyed the walk with you.
Patsy

Lorrie said...

Thank you for the beautiful stroll through a winter wonderland. I do love a snowy walk. My, you certainly are having severe weather this season. Stay warm!

Lorrie

Needled Mom said...

It is absolutely gorgeous. I am sure it is an inconvenience for many, but the pictures are just stunning. Enjoy it and stay warm.

Aubrey said...

Your pictures are beautiful--I think your garden looks fabulous all year 'round. I wish we had brick/stone wall in front of our yards here in America--I think they look nice. I know I haven't commented for a long while (I blame it on being pregnant and having baby #4 and my brain cells all dying ;))--but I've still been reading and enjoying your walks and house/garden tours.

Thanks for your condolences for my Grandpa--you're very kind.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Hello Barbara....

What a wonderful winter wonderland you have in your area! It is bitterly cold here in Wales.... it was - 8 first thing this morning, but we certainly haven’t had as much snow as the south/south east. My daughter in Oxfordshire has suffered badly too.

Lovely picture of the Dogwood, it contrasts so beautifully with the snow.

Keep warm and stay safe. Marion

Helen40 said...

Love the Dogwood photo

Crafty Gardener said...

We have been hearing about the awful weather in Britain on the news. You actually have more snow than we do. Hoping you are staying warm and safe.

Elizabethd said...

There is something so pristine and pure about snowfall. It is lovely here (cheshire) too.But oh so cold!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...
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Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Barbara

Thank-You for taking us on a beautiful walk. Your pictures are breath-taking and I felt I was walking with you!

The weather man is calling for snow in the mountains, but as always, we will only get a dust of snow here in Greenville.

Best
Tracy :)

Paula said...

Wow...you're getting much more snow than we are in Southern Middle Tennessee! But that may be a good thing, as people tend to panic this far south when as much as a half inch of snow hits the ground!

Kate said...

I was waiting for a photo of you sledging again but not this time eh??? Lovely photos Barbara but I will be so glad when it has all gone!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling I stumbled upon your blog and now I don't want to return to my cottage. You have an interesting blog and a new follower...me. I will return often, now I am off to read all your archived posts.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Charm and Grace said...

Wow... an amazing amount of snow. We have seen a little here and there in the past couple of years, but nothing like this. Lovely pictures.

Christi