Monday, 21 January 2013

Winter's Grip

Snowbound again today. Everything is monochrome outdoors and we're marooned.

I'm wearing many cosy layers, eating lots of soup and endlessly clearing the snow from the bird table.
Spring is on the windowsill but beyond the glass, winter has us in her icy grip.

And we're rather enjyoing it.
Arch and his new friend. For Francesx

19 comments:

Rose Fern said...

I envy your weather! I wish it snowed s bit here, too! Beautiful images especially the last one!
I guess snow IS kids' playground, or anyone's who feels like a kid for that matter!

Sue said...

I rather like your cardigan.

Everyone back to school/college/work here. Plenty of snow still but the roads are clear and grit has been applied to our cul-de-sac.

haggiz said...

I normally go round turning down thermostats, but I've had the heating on all day today - unheard of! Car has to go for it's MOT tomorrow, I've swept about 5 inches of snow off it. Great snowman! Julie x

VintageVicki said...

Its been a snow day here for the boys thought MrVV has headed off 25 miles away to work without a hitch!!

Lots of soup making/eating has happened here too with bursts of snowball throwing.

I'll miss mine if they go back to school tomorrow :(

Judith said...

We have had the snow and the freezing temperatures. Last night we were forecast to get some more. We have had some heavy snow falls but it has been sleety and now most of the snow has gone all mushy. Hope it doesn't freeze tonight or the roads are going to be very dangerous tomorrow. Your daffs are putting on a nice show. Keep wrapped up and warm.

Jay said...

Lovely photos, we've still got plenty of snow here and all the children were off school again today!Lots of chilly fun to be had.

Sue said...

Hey Steph,Snow day for me too,tho' my Mr went to work without a hitch,I could get really used to not going to work,(just not so sure about all the snow tho')!!!
Enjoy it
Warm Wishes
Sue xxx

Vintage Jane said...

My son must go to the only school that has stayed open throughout. We had to walk a 4 mile round trip :(
We made up for it at the weekend though with lots of snowy fun. Love your snowman! M x

Hazel said...

I was admiring your cardigan too! Part of me would like to knit one, but I've never tried cable before...

Our children have had a four day weekend with the snow and it's been lovely! Lots of sledging and snowball fights and a sense of community as everyone comes out to walk or play in the snow and admire the children's snowmen around the village.

Rebecca said...

What a lovely snowman and oh those, daffodils.... they make me long for spring! Hope you're keeping warm x

Pixiedust said...

Lovely pics. Glad you enjoyed your snow day. xx Pixie xx

Karoline said...

Great photo's, glad you're enjoying the snow

The Vintage Folk Painter said...

Hi Steph,

There is something really inspiring about reading posts from the opposite hemisphere, being transported - albeit momentarily - into another season.

I'm sitting here in a teeshirt today, and a bit hot and sweaty after my walk to the post office, seeing your cool was refreshing.

cheers
Fi

Frances said...

Thank you so much, Steph, and bravo to Arch...that's a super snowman. Lots of personality there! Hope the weather stays cold enough for the snowman to see another sunrise and sunset.

xxx ooo

rusty duck said...

I've enjoyed all your snowy pictures Steph, virtually no snow down here in the West Country at all!

PinkCatJo said...

I recently discovered your blog and it is enchanting. I love all the snowy posts - we didn't get much in London so looking at other people's snowmen has been the closest I've had to one of my own this year! x

melanie said...

The snow makes for perfect cosy days at home :) Lovely photos :)

saraeden said...

Hello Steph, it maybe a bit late by the time you get this but i said i would let you know when we are at the totally locally market again and we are there tomorrow... do pop by and say hello if you can!

Sara aka Kittyeden xx

Jeane M. said...

Definitely smitten by that scarlet cardigan. Lovely photos to have for winter memories since spring is just aroung the corner. Got my eye on your next posts.