Thursday, February 08, 2007

The weatherman got it right for once!

I'm sure those of you who are knee deep in snow will by now be quite bored with our pre-occupation with the white stuff here in the UK. Everyone else in the world copes admirably, not England, everything grinds to a halt and travel is chaotic. For instance some airports have been closed, roads are blocked, trains delayed, and many schools are closed which clearly delighted the children but not so parents, just think of the childcare problems it's created. The snow has been the topic for most of the radio 2 programmes, as I speak Jeremy Vine is suggesting everyone emails in a photo taken in the snow to be posted on their news board.

Where I live we missed the worst of the snow storms but we did have sufficient to cover the gardens and I did take a few pictures to prove it. The light was quite poor as it was snowing quite heavily as I was snapping away.

This is the view as I opened my back door.


The back yard taken from my dining room window.


The front garden must be more protected as there appears to be less snow settling here.


This one is for Ben, my 6 year old grandson who didn't have enough snow in Dublin even to make a snowball. I went out especially to make a little snowperson, I do wish you were here because we could have made a much bigger one. Granny Betty lent me a hat and scarf to keep him or maybe it's a her warm. Hope you like!!


Ben (and anyone else) guess who's busy building this huge snowman!!! Taken over 25 years ago.

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21 Comments:

At 8/2/07 14:44, Blogger Beccy said...

Love the snowman Mum. It snowed here at lunchtime but the ground is too wet for it to settle.

 
At 8/2/07 15:00, Blogger Beccy said...

Couln't you have found a photo with a view of the faces?

 
At 8/2/07 15:01, Blogger Beccy said...

*couldn't*

 
At 8/2/07 15:05, Blogger ChrisB said...

Beccy I know there is one but couldn't quickly put my hands on it I found this in Sam's collection. I will have another look and include it (if found)

 
At 8/2/07 16:20, Blogger cookiecrumb said...

That's the best little snowperson ever! Somebody's heart is in the right place.

 
At 8/2/07 16:22, Blogger Asha said...

Hey,whaddya know!! That's lot of snow there,more than us anyway!Somebody from UK told me it is snowing there,so I am to see the snow here!Enjoy Chris!:))

 
At 8/2/07 16:34, Blogger ChrisB said...

CC, Asha I really enjoyed myself, luckily the neighbours couldn't see me they would probably think I'd lost it. Sun has since come out and now at 16:30 it's all melted.

 
At 8/2/07 18:06, Blogger 2Crazzie4U said...

The snow maybe melted- but not your snowman picture!! It's okies, i think my parents has lost it. -grins-

 
At 8/2/07 19:57, Blogger Barbara said...

Wow that must have been amazing to look out your window and see that view. It's 25 degrees here today.

 
At 8/2/07 20:09, Blogger Sally Lomax said...

At least you can see the snowman's face! And very nice it is too!!!

Sally

 
At 8/2/07 21:35, Blogger ChrisB said...

2crazzie4U- thanks for dropping by you probably would have LOL if you'd seen this grandmother out there playing in the snow and not a child in sight. What did you say about being 'crazzie'!!

barbara much as I enjoyed this snowy interlude a little more warmth would be welcome.

sally I must say I thought it looked quite cute after I put the finishing touches.

 
At 8/2/07 23:22, Blogger Susan in va said...

These are great! Everything comes to a screeching halt around here, too, when it snows!

I'm ready for more. What about you?

 
At 9/2/07 00:17, Anonymous Jenny said...

I love the sweet little snowman!

PS. Texas is the same way. We shut the whole state down when it snows.

 
At 9/2/07 02:57, Anonymous Robin said...

We haven't had enough snow in the 4 winters I've lived in TN to make a snowman that large. LOVE that you finally got some, it just does a body good, don't you think?

Gosh, I love having blogmates all across the globe! Glad we found each other!

 
At 9/2/07 03:46, Blogger Mimi said...

You have as much if not more snow than we have in Wisconsin!

 
At 9/2/07 04:28, Blogger Pamela said...

it even looks like a british snowman. love it.

 
At 9/2/07 05:58, Blogger 2Crazzie4U said...

Crazzie is wicked awesome!!We use to get alot of snow- so luckily we've only was hit about 3 inches so far {but northern had about 8 inches}.. My sister is in Tx now- so she thinks it is funnie how they shut things down with just a little-bit of snow. I would Laugh Out Loud watching you playing in the snow, in fact, i might've join you!! Who says we can't be young again???

 
At 9/2/07 10:27, Blogger The very nice man said...

Lovely pictures and I am well impressed with the snowmen! Artists at work!!

 
At 9/2/07 13:07, Anonymous EmBee said...

That really is a rather attractive snow-sculpture, it was a pity that it was not still there for me to see when I got home. I think that I might have one of the other photos you are looking for and I will do a search over the weekend as it is going to rain!!!!! Love
Incidently LOL meant lots of love when I started writing letters to the opposite sex - seems to have changed. I must be increasing in age!!Em

 
At 9/2/07 17:13, Blogger ChrisB said...

Susan we've had more overnight but it's now turned to sleety rain and if this freezes it will be pretty dangerous for drivers.

jenny oh thank you. It does seem crazy coming to a halt for a few inches.

mimi ah but do they cope with it or does everything come to a standstill like here

pamela now how do we differ from elsewhere-idea for a post unusual snow sculptures or snow people I wonder if there would be much response ?

crazzie4u I agree u can join me any time; have been swimming today I must be mad!! PS they put the heat up on Fri pm's for us oldies mind there were only 7 people in the pool so it was great.

Erik artistic I take it that was said tongue in cheek!!

Embee you must get modern LOL laugh-out-loud. U mus lern the chat-room speak. (I've probably got it all wrong)

 
At 9/2/07 17:17, Blogger ChrisB said...

robin I agree its so nice to have found so many new bloggy friends in the past few weeks. I read blogs as the dust piles up around me.

 

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