Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Snow Storm, Jan 2013

Oh sure, I'll admit snow storm is a bit of an exaggeration.  However, it's the most snow we've seen since moving to England.  Plus the girls got a day off from school yesterday, so we're gonna go with storm.

Above is what it looked like Friday morning around 9:00 am when the snow started falling.  Below is what it looked like by the time it all ended late Sunday afternoon.  

We had a break in the snowfall Saturday, thank heavens, since that's when we had to get into London for our appointment at the travel clinic.

On Friday it was really coming down and getting swirled all around by the wind.

On Sunday, tiny little flakes fell for several hours, which is why school was cancelled yesterday.  The girls didn't enjoy it as much as I thought they would. However, the dog was thrilled with this chance to play in it.

The one above is typical of Ollie.  Whenever he hears suspicious sounds in the back garden's shrubbery perimeter, he balances on his hind legs like a meerkat.  The better to see you, my dear.  

There are several rose bushes around the back patio and this one unopened bloom was the only bit of color in our green and white back yard over the weekend.  

I was at the kitchen sink and looked out the window to see this little bird hopping along on the snow covered front drive, looking for something to eat.  

Saturday morning I had to go fetch the 6th grade daughter from a sleepover at a friend's house.  It was only a mile from where we live, but still nerve wracking since they never plow or toss road grit in gated developments with private roads. 

Yesterday we stayed indoors like hibernating bears and I made some chicken taco soup in the crock pot, which really hits the spot on a cold day.

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