Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Winter Wonderland

Y IS FOR?



YOU will never believe the amount of snow we have had today!
or the size of the snowflakes. Well yes you would if you live anywhere where serious snow is a regular event but here in our part of the north west of England it is an exceptional occurrence. Apparently we have not had such a snowfall for thirty years. It has caused absolute chaos but has been great fun for all the children who have been given the day off school and for lucky folk like me, who did not have to venture out except to top up the bird table ~



Yet more on the letter Y can be found over yonder at ABC Wednesday kindly hosted by Denise Nesbitt.

32 comments:

  1. Oh, I do relate, Anna! Last year we had more snow in Seattle than they'd had in over 30 years, too! It was a total mess! The whole city almost came to a complete standstill. But at least your photos catch the beauty of it, they're terrific!

    Stay warm!

    Sylvia

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  2. I was thinking about you (and Elizabeth M) to-day and wondering if you had snow as family in Bolton were snowed in. And my son saw his first snow plough!!!

    Even we had snow to-day!!

    Happy New Year Anna
    Hugs K

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  3. Well it can always be Y for 'Yikes!' or 'Yippee!' depending on how you're feeling!

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  4. Oh my, I saw it on the news this evening! It's heading my way later tonight I think. Your blackbird reminds me of Jess in the snow other day - pure black against the snow with huge saucer green eyes!

    Stay warm, safe and cosy.

    Jeanne x

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  5. I was smiling when I did my post as I thought I wouldnt be alone in posting snowy pics - some of our US and Canadian friends will think we are mad but it is quite exciting

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  6. Well, seeing as how we too got more snow than we've had in ages...

    Unfortunately over here the schools are not closed (the roads were all cleared by the time the holiday ended), but now we are waiting for an even better event: ice! It's supposed to start freezing in earnest now and that means ice-skating!

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  7. Speaking to my Mum tonight, they're forecasting in excess of a foot in her part of the cotswolds.

    It's a real snow on snow winter in the UK.

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  8. Only once before have I seen snow coming down in seemingly globs. Enjoy. It is beautiful when you don't have to contend with it.

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  9. Hi Anna, they are lovely photo's. I too ventured into the garden today with the camera, but haven't had a look at them on the PC yet, I think they may be a bit boring.
    Stay cosy and warm. Have a good week. x

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  10. Anna:
    How wonderful! I cannot fathom January without snow! It does look awfully serene and pretty does it not? Weather has been providing us with a few plesant surprises for sure. Be careful, drive safely if you travel out anywhere.... I can imagine the havoc you speak of!

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  11. Hi Anna. It is a beautiful snow to be certain. The ones that cling to everything are always so lovely. It is nice looking at it when we do not have to got out driving. So many areas are having such strange and different weather. I am glad you are enjoying yours.

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  12. It is beautiful, though, isn't it. I can imagine how excited the children are. Snow days were always great when I was a child. Now I have to trudge to work, not quite as much fun.

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  13. Anna , Lovely fresh snow! When those large flakes fall or clusters maybe ... it is so magical! Your photos capture the beauty and I especially love your little black bird with it's orange beak. Enjoy your Wonderland... careful for your back if you are shoveling! Carol

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  14. Last year was OUR big snowfall! With a white Christmas...but this year we had a lovely sunny and crisp day. Be reassured all that snow will melt - one day. lol

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  15. Hi Anna,

    It looks like you've been having as much fun as have over here!

    I'm off to build a snowman tomorrow, assuming the snow hasn't turned to great big blocks of ice that is! :)

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  16. It hasn't snowed here in quite a while, too cold. So I envy you your warmth, but not all the shovelling you might have to do. Things do look so pretty after a fresh snow!

    Christine in Alaska

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  17. For 30 years? Wow!! Here is MI we always expect it every winter. Thankfully this time in my place we don't have that much ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

    YOU

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  18. You and I had similar ideas today. I am used to snow, sometimes copious amounts, but that first snowfall is always magical. Great photos--the snow seems to be falling everywhere these days, including unlikely places.

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  19. Such fluffy snow! The photos are terrific! Snowfall the last two years has inundated this part of the country 90+ inches. And it lasted for the longest mess! :)

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  20. Great pictures and an amazing amount of snow. Seems weather is crazy everywhere.

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  21. Beautiful photos, Anna!

    I feel for the birds in this weather, and am looking around for somewhere to put food for them out of cat range!

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  22. Beautiful photos - I live vicariously in your winter wonderland. (predictions for snow in our area this Thursday! But probably won't actually happen.)

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  23. I loved those snow days off school when I was a child. Still love them, when I don't have to drive!

    Beautiful photos. :)

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  24. When the scenes of snow are shown on so many UK blogposts, something must be awry with the universe! Beautiful, but not the norm. Here is the US, places are also getting snow and/or below freezing temps that are not at all the usual. Sort of frightening actually. What to do, besides polluting less, stop chopping down trees and paving every surface? Build a snowman.
    Frances

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  25. I heard all about the snow from my Dad yesterday who lives in bolton whilst I had a snow free train journey to Cardiff and back. Today we are well and truly covered in snow here in Surrey with many roads blocked.

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  26. I was delayed for my Christmas trip to Washington DC for three days due to the snow storm in the northeast of the US. Where is the global warming??!! Or, this is caused by the global warming.

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  27. It does look pretty! We haven't had any other than a few flakes falling a couple of weeks ago.

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  28. The snow hasn't disappeared here in Leeds since before Christmas, just sort of froze over, then yesterday, like you, we had a huge amount of fresh snow. The kids had only just about turned up for school when they were sent home, and as I type it's snowing again.

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  29. I've been watching various parts of England turn white on the news, but here on the edge of the fens it hasn't been too bad. We had a fall of four or five inches, then it turned to ice, then melted. Couple of days ago we had some more, but it's nearly all gone again. Might get some more tomorrow, but it seems we've been lucky compared to many.

    Love the picture of the little blackbird! Your snow is pretty!

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  30. What a lovely arch to frame the beautiful white fluffy snow - Gloria

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- Anna.