19 January 2013

Snow, England Style


Wondering what to post this weekend,
my answer came from the sky...
SNOW

It doesn't snow 'big' or often
in this part of England

So beautiful to witness the landscape clothed in white




Thatched houses




Fields 




and farms




Up ahead




and behind




My kids were thrilled
school was let out early yesterday
Ah.... snow days!




Driving is treacherous
as icy roads are narrow and windy

Ineffective salt is used to manage the ice,
but in an area that rarely receives significant snowfall
there is probably little reason to upgrade their method

As the English have taught me,
you surrender...
have patience...
and just pour yourself a cuppa

Have a wonderful weekend

- all photos by me -

41 comments:

The Snowdrop Project said...

Hope your kids enjoy the snow!!
Have a lovely weekend,
Liz x

Gina Howie said...

It is beautiful. Love your pictures. I am learning to surrender, have patience, and pour a cuppa.
Have a wonderful weekend!

~♥~ Sara ~♥~ said...

I'm sitting here with my cuppa, catching up with life around the world and looking out onto the crispy white snow covering my garden. I love it when it snows in England and you're right, the grit they use is pretty much useless! I'm having patience and so are my boys...waiting for me to get dressed to go out to play! Be safe in the snow - Sara ~x~

Robyn said...

Beautiful Laura! AS you said, take it easy...enjoy!

Anna-Marie Field said...

Oh what wonderful snowy photo's!!! It seems to be snowing all over the UK. We are currently experiencing one the hottest summers I can remember. I saw on the telly last night Australia is also suffering their hottest summer in decades.
Worse of all, we are still in a drought, so no pool!!!!
Have a warm and cozy week-end
AMarie

Dena Barrie said...

I love the UK and I love your pictures of the UK covered in snow!! Snuggle in, light a fire and enjoy!
http://itsabouttakingthejourney.blogspot.de

Claire said...

we hardly have any snow in my little corner of England :( When I was a young teenager we lived in Yorkshire, where it snowed 'proper' haha!

Pet said...

Yes, snow always comes as a sort of excitement in Southern England!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Wonderful photos and I can imagine the excitement with the kiddies! x

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Yes, I've been hearing about Australia, poor things. And sorry to hear about your drought as well.

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Love that house.

Rosemary said...

You are becoming more English by the day. Glad that you enjoyed the snow, and took such lovely memory photos.

Iota said...

Out for a walk or snowball fight. Then home. Gloves drying on a radiator. Hot chocolate or cup of tea. Toasted crumpets. That's how we English do snow.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

So pretty. I love how the snow highlights all the details. Definitely time for a good cuppa and enjoying the snow from inside.

Antiques And Teacups said...

We were caught in an unforecast snowstorm in the Cotswolds a few years ago in May on our annual visit. We woke up to 8 inches. Our rental car had no snow tires let alone chains and we had to be Erdington in the Midlands for a family wedding later that day...that had to be moved indoors. We made it, almost late, but the area by Snowshill was treacherous! I still remember being amazed at how beautiful everything was...but how nerve racking the drive was! Lovely photos bringing back forgotten times and scenes....
Ruth

ann said...

Bright and Sunny here in N. Colorado. Warm, too. You do have some beautiful snow photos, however. And after all, you are in England.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Oh, such beauty!!! So wish I was there in England right now. Enjoy every minute!

Mary De Bastos said...

Gorgeous! I love the slower pace of life here in the UK. When it snows or there is bad weather you just go home and wait it out. You're not worried/stressed about getting into work and what not.

We only got a few flurries up here in Scotland. I was really hoping for more!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It snowed yesterday in Brittany as well. Because it doesn't happen more often than in England, roads are dangerous and there's nothing else to do but stay at home, pour yourself a cup of tea and blog! I love your pictures.

Happyone said...

Your snowy pictures are beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. : )

Expat mum said...

I don't know what that country's coming too. When I grew up we had snow every year and just go on with it. OK, now I'm sounding like my granny, but still.....

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful! Thank-you SO much for sharing, xx

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Ha! I think that was before Heath And Safety(HSE)existed :) It must have been a different world.

Michelle said...

Hi Laura, you visited Boulderneigh today so I'm returning the favor. I've often heard that our Oregon weather is similar to England's, and this post certainly bears that out. It doesn't snow "big or often" here, either. But you have more scenic structures there than we do here. LOVE those English cottages!

likeschocolate said...

Lovely!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Welcome to the UK and what happens with just an inch of snow.....everything grinds to a halt! You have the right attitude drink lots of tea, and don't expect to get anywhere! :) x

Cathy said...

Lovely snow pictures, thank you for sharing. As an Australian here in the UK I am not used to the snowy weather.

Maggie said...

Hi Laura,
Glad to see that you are taking the UK winter in your stride, keep calm and have a cuppa, that's what I say.
We have the same weather here in Normandy this weekend so we're staying warm & cosy by the wood burning stoves and drinking lots of tea!
Maggie

Kyra said...

There is simply something about thatched houses in the snow... I don't know what it is, but I want to paint them! Love it!

lisaroyhandbags said...

So pretty! It's strange when a place isn't accustomed to snow - Dublin rarely gets much and those unusual big snowfalls meant some crazy driving! No plows on city streets, no salt - it was unbelievable! Hopefully you don't need to head out anywhere and can just admire it from your window xo

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I LOVE that bit about being English - I think you hit the nail on the head - that exactly SUMS IT UP!

sARAHX

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Our last snow is all but gone now as we've gotten warm again.

Nikki said...

Hey! Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm following you now - your blog is so lovely!

Beautiful pictures, I love that cottage, so pretty! So funny when you say that about having a cuppa, that's what we English do in EVERY situation, it's a cure for everything :) Where in England are you? I live near Bournemouth and we've had snow the last couple of days, I have to take a coach to London tomorrow and I have a horrid feeling it's going to be a nightmare journey!

Have a lovely, cozy warm evening!

Laura Mottram said...

Beautiful pictures what a lovely house! I know us in the UK panic as soon as the first flake falls!

Laura@vintiquetree

greenthumb said...

Such wonderful snowy photos, fancy it be cold when we are so very hot over here.

Rose Fern said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for leaving a comment on my olives posting and for entering the giveaway!I just wanted to tell you, that I've just extended the entries until the 10th February instead of the 30th January, since I thought that it was a short span.
The harvesting season in Greece lasts from November until March, depending on the region and the kind of trees. For example, the trees that are cultivated for their olives are picked earlier than the trees that are cultivated for the olive oil.
And although olives are considered fruit, they aren't to be eaten straight from the tree! How brave you were!!!!!!!Yuk!!!!!!!!

Ali said...

In the 10+ year I've been living in England, I find the rural population deals with the weather much better than the urban areas. Presumably because they are, for the most part, left to their own devices by their local councils. Nothing wrong with independence though. Its an extra long weekend for the kids here with the schoools closed again today. I expect both parents and employers are going mad about now. LOL!

Your photos are beautiful. I took a few during the frost we had before the snow and even here in the city, it was very pretty.

Ali x

Rose Fern said...

Thanks for the follow up comment!My family has trees that are spreaded in different places in my father's village.These trees were inherited to my father by his parents,who were farmersand who had inherited them by their parents and so on.My family (mainly my parents and brother) pick the olives themselves, since taking up workers to help costs and we can't afford it.

Leslie said...

WA state looks like this sometimes:) Very pretty and glad the kids get to play in the snow. The change of seasons is so important.. I kinda like the dead of winter. Your photos are so pretty. Careful driving!

xxL

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I posted about our snow day last week. Aren't they they best?! These are gorgeous photos!

debbie bailey said...

Sounds like great advice! A cup of tea always makes things look brighter.