Sunday, 15 January 2017

Snowfall 2017

Thankfully - oh so thankfully!!! - snowfall is pretty rare in our part of the country.  I am thankful for this because we are just not set up for it and it causes chaos when it comes.  We are not set up for it because it comes so rarely.  A vicious, but understandable cycle.  When I have lived in places set up for snow it hasn't been a problem.

When we do get snow though, it does mean that I have to run out into the garden and photograph it likety split because it will, I hope!, be gone again very soon.  So on Thursday night when we had snow I hoped that it would stay until the morning so I could photograph it.  It did stay!  There wasn't much of it, but I noticed that the children of one of the neighbours found enough to make a surprisingly large snowman in their garden.

The snow only stayed until Saturday and although it had another go at snowing it didn't come to anything.  Since then it has been raining - a lot! - so it is now all washed away.  I thought you might like to see it though.

Now, those of you who get real snow should prepare yourselves.  To you, this will be nothing!!


I love how the snow settles on the garden ornaments.  Although the dragonfly isn't actually snowy, it just needs painting!  He looks snowy in this weather though doesn't he.


As the snow settles on things and then it warms up and melts this is what is starts to look like.

You can see from the grass that there wasn't really very much snow.

 

It does highlight the fact that time got away from me at the end of last year though and there is lots of tidying up to do in the garden.  Oh well, we will get there.  It isn't going to go anywhere is it!  Too wet to do it now though.



Thankfully yucca's are very hardy plants.  Although I notice this one has some grass growing with it.  Another job!


Too cold and wet to sit and enjoy the snow though.



I have been hoping, since I rescued this conical shaped pot from Man's house that some snow would land on it because I knew it would make a great photo.  Well I think it is great!  I was glad to see just a dusting.  Of course I will be more glad in the summer when it is full of plants and looking pretty!


So just a little snow, but better than no snow.  I am glad it came and glad it has gone again.  This is just enough for me!

Linking with Maggie at Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday.  Thank you for hosting us Maggie!

Amy

40 comments:

  1. sorry to miss your Christmas card swap this year, here's hoping to do it this coming December. it was a tough stressful year for the hubby & myself ... hope you had a great Christmas and this start to the New Year!! time is flying by already. i love all your pretty moments. might not always comment but i do notice!! big big hugs. ( ;

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  2. We had about the same amount of snow here, Amy. Don't worry about tidying the garden - it's better for the wildlife if it's messy over the winter to give some protection to the little creatures, and you have had much too much on your plate to tackle the garden as well. Be kind to yourself. x

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  3. You had more snow than me Amy! I stood primed with my camera, the blizzard blowing across my work window and as soon as it stopped... melted! I love snow, I need to move!! :) xx

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  4. A little bit of snow goes a long, long way. Like it in pictures, not in person.

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  5. We had a splattering for a whole 10 minutes then it disappeared as quickly as it came.

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  6. Lovely pics of snow :) You had more than we did - and it looks prettier. You're right about the vicious snow cycle in the UK - always chaos! xx

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  7. It's exactly the same here in Brussels ! One snowflake and the whole country breaks down ! I also had to run to get some pictures and it also snowed and melted and snowed etc. Your pictures are nice !

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  8. Only a light covering of snow here Amy which which rapidly departed, no sign of it by lunchtime.

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  9. Very exciting Amy! I miss snow, well I miss about a day of snow and then I would like it to warm up again.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  10. Pictures are lovely with the snow. Glad you got your share of it this year. Going over to Normandy Life to visit the party.

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  11. CHristmas card swap was very sweet as always. I want moresnow here in WIsconsin. FOrecasted 40s rain and ice...ugh. GIve me real winter :)

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  12. Beautiful pictures! We don't have snow, but lots and lots of rain!

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  13. I love that we are not 'set up' for snow... it means I get snow days, as I did on Friday ;) though we did get a bit more up here of course, it's still lying on the hills even after all the rain we've had!

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  14. A light dusting of snow seems to make everything it covers beautiful. Living back in the SF Bay Area, I can say that I sometimes the stuff now & again!

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  15. Hi Amy and happy new year! I enjoyed looking at your snow photos. We had snow yesterday too but I was not able to get out and take any photos of it! I hope all is well with you and that you have a nice week ahead.
    Julie

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  16. Lovely pics of snowy garden & so opposite to our weather, though the weekend was mild. Just fooling us as Tuesday is supposed to top 38 deg. There were a few places in N.S.W last week that had 46, which is the hottest we've ever experienced back in 2009 with devastating bushfires. Enjoy the cooler weather & look forward to Spring when you can get out, tidy the garden & be wonderfully surprised by all manner of what is coming into life. Take care.

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  17. I can feel your excitement over the dusting of snow you got Amy. Totally understandable. We get excited too but after a few storms and the cold it is not as fun. Photos of snow lightly coating things in nature are always so pretty. I love your stone snail or shell...whatever it is. A great garden decor piece. Glad you got a bit of snow though. Take care. Pam

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  18. I like your snowy photos, Amy. We have snow falling now but it's wet and not really sticking.
    You're right. The garden will wait. Mine will wait longer because the growing season here is so short.
    I hope you had a happy weekend.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your very pretty snow, Amy. Even though I am enjoying the 6+ inches we still have, I am grateful to be cozy at home after having to be rescued on icy roads with a flat tire this morning. My car is now in a shop waiting for a new tire. I hope I can get the car tomorrow. I have heard that we are to get heavy rains over Tuesday and Wednesday, and the forecasters have our area in a flood watch! Mercy! Hoping the rest of your weekend is lovely. xx

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  20. Beautiful pictures of the little snow.. Here is California we don't get any snow..
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  21. no snow here in Gloucestershire... friends in higher grounds got some but we didn't. Kids were very disappointed... the had plans of skipping school and heading to the park...

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  22. I love the way the snow you had lightly gilded your garden ornaments. All the snow has gone here now and we are back to wet, misty days again. The post you rescued will look wonderful full of colourful flowers:)

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  23. What great snow pictures Amy. I love them all, and I love the effect of snow on gardens, furniture, fences etc. Everything looks better with snow frosting! As it never, ever, snows here, I have had only a couple of experiences of it, one of them when our daughter lived in Essex for a year (not so far from you) and when it snowed over night, I was in heaven :) xx

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  24. I like you garden ornaments. They look good with the sprinkling of snow on them as does the vegetation. We do get excited about the first lot of snow because it makes picturesque photos, but I'm glad that ours quickly melted and hope we don't get a really heavy fall during the next few weeks. Wishing you a good day Amy.

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  25. We didn't get much either, perhaps a little more than you, but it didn't hang around long at all, thank goodness. I love snow when I can look at it out of the window and it's all white, crisp and freshly laid but I don't like going out in it or when it turns mushy and black.

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  26. Hi Amy, you might consider that to have been a very light snowfall but it's more than we've seen ere in Normandy so far this year! I love your great big snail/shell garden ornament btw.
    Happy MM.

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  27. It's almost magical the first time it fall, isn't it? I still get a little excited the first snow despite us getting loads in the winter! This time of year I'm tired of it. Yesterday we went to the lake and the ice was just fantastic! So beautiful! I don't like winter, but this year I'm really trying to see the beauty in it and yesterday definitely made me think of beauty!

    Lovely photos

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  28. That's more than we got! (For which I'm extremely grateful.)

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  29. Well even it was more you could have fell back on your car supplies - I still haven't done mine yet. Yours was just too much to aspire to! Jo x

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  30. I always enjoy seeing someone else's world wearing white. ❄️

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  31. You get snow like we do. We take what we get and enjoy every moment for what it is. Your photos are lovely and show a good eye for beauty!

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  32. It really does look beautiful ....everything covered in a light blanket of snow. I love seeing in on the wood bench! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

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  33. Lovely photos, Amy. We don't get any snow around here but I still hope to wake one day to a white world. I'm sure that it will be a rude awakening as we are not set for it at all :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  34. so beautiful!! I love snow and the more the better, but I live somewhere where they can deal with it without disruption. When we lived in Texas, well that was chaos when there was a flake in the air. lovely photos!

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  35. Even a little snow works magic on the landscape. Great shot with the plant pot.

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  36. If the garden needs to sleep for the winter - I think some snow at least makes all of it prettier. ;) xoxo

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  37. I love the snow on the pumpkin!!
    No snow here, just a couple of hours of sleet.
    Lisa x

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  38. That's about all the snow I'd want to see, too. Lovely photos!

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  39. Very Pretty, and I love the name of your blog too~

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