Tuesday View (28th January)

We had some snow!

Only a little, but nonetheless a taste of winter. It was a bit too wet for a snowman, but we had some snowy fun with the dogs. πŸ˜€

The view today is dismal, despite the snow….


But look at this photo taken yesterday (Monday) in comparison!


It’s amazing what a little sunshine can do… hope you get some this week.


“Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow.”
Helen Keller

42 thoughts on “Tuesday View (28th January)

    • Thanks Michael. It didn’t get very cold – just hovering around freezing point at night and the snow is melting away. Glad I got a little though!

    • Thanks Claire – it’s pretty grey here again now, but I’m hopeful – the forecast is “sunny intervals”, so even a few minutes of it would be nice!

  1. I’m glad you got a little snow. It is amazing who different the landscape looks from a cloudy day to one when the sun is reflected by the snow…very pretty.

    • Hi Karen – I’m glad too, but especially glad that we haven’t had freezing temperatures and winds like in your part of the world! I think our snow will slowly disappear in the next couple of days, but it was nice to see some!

    • I sympathise Jason, as we usually get very low temperatures in January or February too. The advantage of that is the clear sky – but this low cloud at least insulates!

  2. Oh yes the sun really does make a huge difference – today looks almost like the middle of the night Cathy. We are supposed to have one really cold day on Thursday but no snow 😦 As you say it’s a taste of winter and I would like a taste too.

    • Perhaps you’ll get a taste yet Anna… one local man forecasts long-term for winter using a verbascum flower head (!) – also known as a weather candle – and has suggested we will see snow at Easter! (again!) πŸ˜‰

  3. Looks like you’ve got a bit of a freezer going on in your garden! I’m v. jealous that you had some snow. We’ve just had cold winds and rain, and a few massive hail stones.
    I love the Helen Keller quote – very uplifting πŸ™‚

    • Yes, I’m grateful for that and have been thinking of you and your roof Eunice. They said on our news that the US East coast has had more cold weather and even snow in Louisiana!

      • Amazing USA this winter some with no water for years has them at a 500 year low and us it has been fridgid but no snow to shovel for a week lol resting in warm house most of the time πŸ™‚

  4. Yes, the sun and blue sky make all the difference. I awoke to a white garden this morning – not snow but a very heavy frost, I haven’t ventured out yet to check on my seedlings in the greenhouse, I hope they’re ok. Enjoy your white stuff while you have it, and may it be gone quickly.

    • Yes, my sentiments exactly. If it’s really cold with lots of snow and blue skies that’s fine too, but just a sprinkling at temperatures above freezing is nice for a couple of days… Now spring can come!

  5. You sound so happy, Cathy! Guess living in the Alps sort of made me immune to the joys of snow as there’s so much work etc. involved. But a sprinkling is nice – so enjoy πŸ™‚

    • Yes, a sprinkling is always welcome – I have only had to clear the drive once this whole winter! The snow is still hanging on to the trees in the hills above us, but rain is forecast…

  6. Sunshine, preferably, as Christina said, with blue sky, has an almost disproportionate effect at this time of year I find. a little shot in the arm in the middle of the gloom. I am almost envious of your snow, but frankly, it is just more wet stuff on the ground, I am ready for a couple of dry weeks now thank you very much! But I am missing winter – probably a mistake, and we will now get the coldest March on record or something!! Clear blue skies, crisp air, hard to beat a good winter’s day.

    • I suppose a cold March is still possible, but I’m convinced it won’t be too bad this year… I have consulted my seaweed and fir cones! πŸ˜‰ (You have to think positive in January, don’t you! LOL!) Hope it dries up and warms up for us all soon – it seems we are having very similar weather to you this year, apart from this little cold interlude. Milder temperatures and rain (yes more rain) are forecast.

    • It does make the world a little brighter, even on a cloudy day, but you’re right – too cold! Tomorrow it should warm up a bit, they say… Have a great weekend Debra!

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