Thursday, 4 December 2008

Skywatch Friday - 5 December 2008

Well we finally got the white stuff! This is the view from the back of the house this morning, grey skies and it looks like a black and white world!

Yes, four inches of snow, forecast by the Met Office well in advance and still the place comes to a standstill!

This is the view from the front of the house and I'm dreading going out to pick up my grand daughter. Doesn't look like the gritters or the snow ploughs have been out yet.

Here are my grandchildren an hour later playing in the back garden. They let me bring Nathan home from school at lunchtime too. Thank goodness I don't have to go back for him at 3 o'clock, the roads were terrible!

This is really Lauren's first snow. We've had very little since she was born. The last time I can remember snow as deep as this (and it's not really deep) was about six years ago, when Nathan was her age, four. This will be the first snowman built in our garden in years.





Well here we are about 3 hours later. There's a little bit of blue sky, some lovely creamy clouds and someone's turned the colour back on. The grey snow clouds have gone, for now!

Why not take a look at the skies around the world with Skywatch Friday?









25 comments:

  1. I love this winter shots, great work.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  2. What a lovely 'Winter Wonderland' series of photos. We also had snow yesterday. It makes everything look white and clean, and beautiful.

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  3. Lovely to have those pictures - your grandchildren were making the most of it.

    A x

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  4. Nature is truly beautiful! Happy weekend! Hope you get time to visit my corner too...

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  5. Over the ground lies a mantle of white
    A heaven of diamonds shine down through the night
    Two hearts are thrillin' in spite of the chill in the weather.

    Your pictures make me want to burst out in song...

    ...or at least go listen to Annie Lennox sing Winter Wonderland

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  6. Amazing change between first and last photos. How fun for the kids. They can have it.

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  7. Great snow shots, yup that time of year is here. Have a great weekend.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  8. The snow is pretty to look at and it makes the photos look so peaceful. I have to say that that's the only good thing about it. I don't like snow, no, not one bit! I hate to drive on slick roads. I commute and I grasp the wheel so tight that by the time I get home my whole body aches! That's all I have to say about snow!

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  9. Love your white stuff. Your photos are great. And I thought I was the world's greatest procrastinator. Now i can tell my husband I have been shoved off my throne :)

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  10. Nice! I love the one that looks all black and white except for the red brick house!

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  11. I love the snow; maybe we will get some this year.

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  12. Oh, I'm so envious of the snow :) Hope it comes to DC area soon.

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  13. Love your grey snow laden skies and your grandies playing in the snow.

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  14. Happy sky watch Friday
    Love your beautiful photos.

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  15. I'm dreaming of a White Xmas! Ht and humid here today! And not so pretty!

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  16. Gday win, lovely Photo's looks like a white christmas BRRRRRR.Your grandchildren are enjoying playing in the snow.
    We had 34c today about 90f and a very hot summer forecast..have a good weekend

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  17. Ah, that winter weather sky that blends with the snow. Looks like it warmed up with some color for the last shot. Beautiful!

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  18. I'm so not ready for another winter. I've lost a lot of weight and have absolutely no body fat left, so I'm always cold not. Not sure how I'll make it through this one.

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  19. I love the same scene in "black and white" and it in color, too. Both images are quite lovely. Great double skywatch post.

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  20. What beautiful pictures. Snow is pretty if painful, isn't it?

    Looks like the grandkids were having fun.

    Have a happy weekend.

    ~hippo hugs~

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  21. Great pictures. I love the kids in the snow. Oh, to be young again... at least sometimes. Amazing how the sky changes so quickly and has so many amazing faces.

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  22. Oh I am sooo envious! And you road looks just like the one I lived in back there! So pretty in your back garden.

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  23. Looks beautiful but it makes me feel cold. I think I better go and get a coat.

    Get very little down here but I remember it very deep as a child in the North West.

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  24. Looks like the kids are having fun. We have not had our big snow yet, but it is freezing here!!!!! Not ready for it be quite this cold! Have a nice day!

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  25. I love it when it blankets the grass it's simply relaxing to look at.

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