Snow bound week

snowy road

In common with the rest of the UK, we had lots of snow last week and my 3 sons were off school – they are due to go back tomorrow and I think we are all ready for that to happen!    It snowed heavily last Tuesday night, and this was the scene on Wednesday morning.  I wouldn’t normally stand in the middle of that road to take a photo but as it is the top of a steep hill, only 4 wheel drive vehicles were attempting to get up it.  I love the quiet and the clean, crisp landscape.  

tree with snow

And the wintry trees covered with snow.

snowy landscape

I fulfilled January’s reed photos that day too.  Here they are – very dry and dead looking.

january reeds

Crisp, brown and papery….

dry reeds

On the way back I didn’t see many snowmen, but I did see this enormous snowball!  That is a rubbish bin at the side.


After several very cold, icy nights, the temperature has risen and the snow has got very soft and slushy again.   I don’t know how much longer it’ll last but it has been fun for a while.  Meanwhile, this afternoon I finally rinsed out some of the fabric I screenprinted and painted with natural dyes this time last year so hopefully in the next post there will actually be some textile content!

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2 Responses to Snow bound week

  1. Brianna January 11, 2010 at 10:12 pm #

    Look on the bright side, at least you didn’t get 52 inches of snow like we get every year!

    • Liz January 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

      True, trouble is that because we don’t get loads every year, our Councils aren’t geared up to deal with it so everything shuts down!!