Thursday 19 December 2013

Snow Had Fallen, Snow On Snow...

It started with the first significant winter storm on Sunday morning.  At first, there were a few tiny flakes, like a dusting of icing sugar, then within twenty minutes, there were great big flakes falling rapidly.  It was like a giant snow globe that had just been shaken.
The snow continued throughout the day, so we got dressed up in warm, waterproof clothing and boots and began the process of clearing our path and driveway in the late afternoon, just as dusk was falling.

We have had more snow since, with another heavy accumulation on Wednesday, which was a messy mixture of wet snow and then freezing rain.

It all looks very Christmassy when the sun is shining and the sky is restored to blue.

I started the week with the last-minute completion of the knitted gifts for my family, which were rushed to the post office somewhat belatedly on Monday.  I breathed a huge sigh of relief to know that they were on their way, even if they don't get there on time. 

I finished work on Wednesday (for Christmas), which was also a huge relief.  After a very stressful few months, it is good to be able to have some time to do other things.

Having said that, these photographs were taken in the calm after the first storm.  Although we had a beautiful sunny morning yesterday, I didn't manage to find the time to go out and take photographs of the latest snowfall.  Anyway, with the way this winter is turning out, it probably won't be too long before the next snow arrives.....did somebody say it is not officially winter yet?


  1. Hi Marie, glad to hear you managed to get those parcels in the post and that you now have time off to de-stress and enjoy the festive season. The snow looks wonderful in your photos but not so nice if you have to travel though. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas:)

  2. Hi Marie!

    It looks like you'll be enjoying a white Chrisrmas - you are very lucky indeed, I can't remember the last time we had anything like snow on Christmas day. I don't envy you having to drive to work and clear paths though. With any luck, now that you've finished work for Christmas you will be able to enjoy the weather in all its splendid glory. I have a friend in Montreal who said they've just had a massive snowfall, too. Such pretty garden photos - it's almost like an alien landscape, so different from the richness and colour of summer.

    Best wishes,

    Tash from