Life

Snow Day …part two

So the snow started on November 30th and kept coming over December 1st, which made me decide to go for a walk in it to the local nature reserve 🙂 For the amount of snow that fell, we only had about 1″ that stuck.

We haven’t had much snow in England over the actual winter months for quite a long time. At least not in the area I live. So it was really nice to take a long walk in the falling snow during the run up to Christmas – made it feel extra Christmassy 🙂

The walk to the nature reserve follows a country lane, just one car wide.

Yes, that is a lake! Frozen and covered with a perfect, white blanket of snow, trapping the tree branches like hands holding onto the water.

The ducks still managed to find a swimming pool by the river outlet, just big enough for them to enjoy 🙂

At the side of the lake is the entrance to the nature reserve and it runs all the way alongside it.

Spiny hands playfully reached out as we passed by, a dusting of snow in their cupped palms.

I’ve never really found holly to be “pretty”, but the deep green, vivid red and brilliant white combination just struck me as a beautiful mix.

A perfect place to sit, for a view of the lake behind me 🙂

Finally we headed home, the snow still falling sporadically, and I felt really Christmassy. This is the first year in a while that I actually felt that so it was great to have the snow to go with it 🙂

Life

Snow Day …part one

I have quite a bit of catching up to do! My lack of blogging during December, and the first part of January, has left me with a stack of photos to post!

We had a really snowy winter in England, it started at the end of November/start of December and only really started to let up after the New Year. I live close enough to a town to get supplies, but far enough on the outskirts that our roads don’t get gritted…which led to a lot of snow days!

So without further ado, here are some photos from my garden and the road outside my home at the very end of November 2010 🙂

Eventually my 2 cats ventured out, with very confused looks on their faces and leaving just as confused tracks in the snow.

I decided to leave a mark of my own – not exactly imaginative but hey it was cold out there!

All along our road, modern-day snowy tracks in the wake of our neighbours venturing out.