Thursday, 26 February 2009

Guard Dog

A friend sent me this picture in an email today:

And the caption read:
Dog for Sale Free to a good home. Excellent guard dog. Owner cannot afford to feed him anymore, as there are no more drug pushers, thieves, murderers or molesters left in the neighbourhood for him to eat. Most of them knew him as ‘Holy Shit’.

Tuesday, 24 February 2009


What a difference a couple of weeks have made to our surroundings here. The picture below was taken a week ago. Someone had given me some white tulips and I thought the contrast between the tulips inside and the snow still lying on the grass in the garden was quite interesting.

Then yesterday I took a walk in a nearby village and found a hedge of holly....
Above some clumps of snowdrops. The contrast here are the associations that I make with these two images. Holly makes me think of Winter, and snowdrops make me think of Spring.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Yet more snow....

Enough for my neighbours to build not just one....

.....but TWO snowmen!

The village looked lovely in its white coating. Cars were few and far between, and moving at a snail's pace.

School was closed, but look at what I spotted just inside the fence.

There's more snow being forecast. Hooray!

My Footprints ---------->

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

The Birds

Yesterday we had about two inches of snow fall by the end of the day. It snowed pretty well all day, and had also snowed the night before. Why the snow wasn't deeper is probably because the flakes were mostly small and powdery, although towards the end of the morning they did get bigger. I reckon it took all of the evening and night before for the first inch to fall, and the second inch fell during the afternoon.

These pictures were taken in the morning, before the first inch finished falling. That poor pigeon looked like a pom pom. I often wonder why their feet don't freeze.

And the little birds were all over the tree with the red berries. I called these pictures "The Ice Cream Bar" but I think "The Sorbet Bar" would have been more appropriate.
Today the sun is shining and some of the snow is melting, although my car and driveway still have at least an inch on them, so it should be fun driving, or should I say sliding out a bit later.
Checking to see if it was going to snow this afternoon, I found the MetCheck website which gives a two-hourly forecast. They have this handy code that you can put on your website to show the week's weather forecast in your area, so I've put it at the bottom of the page.

If you look at the forecast for here, we're expecting more snow on Thursday. Hooray!