Monday, January 18

Wouldn't you just know it?

Snow was forecast for the North West so when my sister rang on Saturday to tell us that where she lived - a fifteen minute drive away - it was snowing, and that we had better call off our intended visit, we were surprised. We are on the eastern side of the country with the Pennines separating us  from the predicted snow.

When we peeped through the curtains we saw that we too had gently falling snow that was gradually carpeting the ground.

Just before bedtime I nipped out with my camera and took a few photos.
 Wouldn't you just know it - the front garden bed that I had cut back the same afternoon was covered.
Sunday morning, the snow was still hanging on so I was back out with my camera.
Extra helpings needed on the bird tables - I wonder whether the birds that have deserted us during the mild spell will be tempted back. By Sunday evening the snow had all gone. We haven't seen our regular goldfinches for ages in spite of their favourite food being on offer.


The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is due to take place on the weekend of the 30 and 31 January; at this rate our count is going to be very low.

PS: If you are feeling the cold spare a thought for a little dog that had her bottom shaved for a recent operation and who has to go outside to the toilet!



18 comments:

  1. There's nothing quite as magical as a snow covered landscape - I never tire of that sight. Oy, your poor dog - good thing the snow didn't last for her sake :)

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  2. I'm shivering just looking at those pictures. I think the birds know when the bird count is. Whichever hour you choose they all seem to go away and hide. As soon as it's over, they're back.

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    1. I always think that,Jessica but the goldfinches disappeared months ago,

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  3. Lovely photos Sue, we've yet to have snow here though I am anxiously watching! Rocky sends his regards to Tivvy xx

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    1. Thanks, Jo. TIvvy sends best woofs to Rocky.

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  4. Snow is just so darn pretty isn't it? I know it's a pain if it stays around for too long, but I do love it. We haven't had any yet. I hope your bed is ok!!! Just love the snow on the branches.xxx

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    1. From what was said on the weather forecast I would have expected you to have had snow rather than us, Dina.

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  5. Finally its snowing! Very beautiful!

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    1. Very beautiful, Malar especially when you don't have to drive anywhere.

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  6. Yes we had a covering here in Huddersfield, it was lovely to wake up to a snowy scene, unfortunately I had then to drive in it. But the main roads were fine. Wish I could have walked in it, but I'm sure we will have some more before the winter is out. I love the way the snow sticks to the foliage especially on your last photo.

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    1. My favourite snow was experienced last year. We had no snow at home and drive to Wentworth Castle where we were surprised to find thick snow. Lot;s of opportunities to walk round the deer park in thick snow and take some lovely photos.

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  7. Ah, that’s more snow than I have seen in years down here Sue, no snow for us this time either – not that I long for it, I have seen more than enough snow in the past to last me a lifetime :-)
    I have lots of birds in the garden here compared to where I was before, this time I will for the first time have a decent birdwatch report, and not just the usual resident collared doves I had on my roof where I used to live before.

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    1. I suppose in a built up area the ambient temperature is higher, Helene sosnow isn't quite as likely.

      I hope that you enjoy your Birdwatch.

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  8. Poor dog!! Lovely to see the snow, highly unlikely that we will see any here.

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    1. We had another sprinkling this week, Janet but nothing that hung around.

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