"condensation on the window again............ I wonder what the weather is like," I thought, as I opened the blind covering our bedroom window, one morning last week.
Then I GASPED. I gasped a bit like Kate Winslet during her acceptance speech the other week........ yes, it was a gasping gushing exclaiming with joy series of noises, just like Kate's. The reason? Snow. Great big fat flakes drifting lazily past the window, and they were settling, which is a miracle in this sea side town.
When I'd seen the above view, through the curtains, from the bathroom window, I'd just thought, "oh, another heavy frost".
But then, when I looked out of the bedroom window, I discovered we were having a 'weather event'. That's how the weather reports were describing the heavy snowfall that has visited most of the U.K. in the past weeks. Yes, 'a weather event'! The snow didn't stop, it kept falling, and then it fell some more.
When I took the dogs out for a walk, we found ourselves braving a blizzard of snow. It was quite unpleasant, stinging my eyes and flying up my nostrils. When we got back home, a thick layer of snow covered my hat and coat, and the dogs had clumps of icy snow stuck to the fur on their legs.
When you're warm and cozy indoors, and you've got a steaming hot cup of tea in your hands, the fire blazing nearby, the snow looks magical. I had hoped it would snow enough to pile high, and it did.
It slowly stopped snowing, and by the end of the day, the temperature outside had risen enough to start melting the snow, causing it to slide off the places it had been piled high. You can see all the paw prints, in the photo above, and how the dogs enjoyed the snow in the garden............... I love the fact that they seem to take a little route round the garden..............
I can see how 'nice' freak weather events stop people in their tracks, make them want to cease work, and marvel at the magic. Our day of snow was one to marvel at, the way it transformed the landscape............. it even felt different, with sound being muffled, and a dull crunching noise under foot............. I can see why thousands of people just decided to take the day off and enjoy the magic of the snow.
Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.
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Books I have illustrated!
The Best Gift of All
Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon