For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Snowbound


we woke


this morning


to a garden


one foot deep


in snow

19 comments:

Friko said...

Here in Shropshire we have been frozen solid for the best part of a week!

Beloved and I are stuck, the car won't come out of the garage and go up the hill. The main roads are clear but we can't get to them.

Help!

We'll have to blog and drink tea!

Dominic Rivron said...

Same here - well, 6 inches one day, 8 inches the next, etc., until now. Our garden looks much the same.

Good shot of Mrs S. Walker there!

Trevor Woodford said...

I know it causes people a lot of day to day hassle, but there is a certain beauty that it brings to everything as shown in your photographs.

Ruth said...

It's so beautiful! I hope you find it so too. That is quite a lot of snow for you there, I think?

It was snowing lightly here this morning, the first I've seen on the ground this season, which is very late for us.

The Solitary Walker said...

It's good to be snowbound, Friko! What could be better than curling up by the fire like a cat with a good book (or blog) drinking endless cups of tea? Not much I think.

We've had some snow for days, Dominic - but last night was the biggest snowfall.

Trevor - yes, we've just been for a short walk, and the most ordinary things were totally transformed by the snow.

Ruth - this is the most snow I've known in Nov/early Dec for as long as I can remember. For many winters we've had little snow and fairly mild temperatures on the whole. If it snows, it usually does so in Jan or Feb.

Bonnie said...

Looks like a normal Quebec winter Robert. What is happening to our dear planet? We have only had a couple of light snows this winter, which is quite unusual.

Enjoy your winter wonderland. Puts one in the mood for Christmas doesn't it?

George said...

It looks quite lovely, Robert. It's wonderful — for a short period, at least — to see our landscape totally transformed. Here on the Atlantic coast where I live, we are hunkering down for high winds and possible tornadoes. Snow would be a little less threatening. Enjoy the fire and one of your favorite books.

ksam said...

Ahh once again ... the evil green glow to the west is only me!! We've got rain and wind...and more rain and more wind!! If it stays too long...let me know and I'll send over my snow shoes!!

Phoenix C. said...

It's even deeper here - over the wellies now! We've got plenty of tea though!

The Weaver of Grass said...

And blue sky to go with it. Two feet here snd still snowing. Nice to see C in the window. Thanks for your good wishes by the way.

pilgrimpace said...

just a covering so far here in Birmingham - although as I've got to travel around the city taking funerals tomorrow, hopefully not much more (although my daughter who is hoping for school closures would not agree!). Also a bit of work to give attention to in ensuring that housebound folk have what they need.

Andy

The Solitary Walker said...

Dominic - thanks for the phone call!

Bonnie - Christmas? Aaaagh!

George - keeping warm indoors, and on page 125 of 'War And Peace' at the minute...

Karin - skis or snow shoes would be very useful here right now...

Phoenix - tea is good. Today I've already drunk ordinary tea, green tea, peppermint tea and lemon and ginger tea! Just made a loaf of bread too...

Pat - C has come away from the window now. And made it to the sofa in front of the TV!

Andy - the work of a priest is never done. Especially in this weather - which can be dangerous for some.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you so much, Solitary Walker! Your comment has saved me from falling down that ravine! Now I've just got to work out where I am and how to get home ...

Rosemary said...

OH my what a lot of snow. Just a skiff here in Canada

pilgrimpace said...

at least you're not eggbound ...

The Solitary Walker said...

Raph - glad to be of help! Looks like the other direction is equally challenging, though...

Rosemary - welcome along! 'Just a skiff' - that's a new one one me. Presume it means 'not a lot'?

Andy - as a priest you really ought to know it's Advent not Easter... ;)

Luiza said...

I love how all outside sounds are dulled and the negatives become positive.

Pristine snow does look beautiful on a bright sunny day. That dirty brown old mushy snow at the side of the roads is ugly. Enjoy being snowed in Robert.

fireweed meadow said...

That looks so pretty!! It snowed twice the four years I lived in England and it was gloomy and cloudy and wet each time, not stunning blue skies like in your photos. Both times the world stopped, even though it was what Rosemary above would call "just a skiff." We live in a heavy snowfall area bordering temperate rainforest, so six inches or less is our version of "just a skiff." But 4WD is needed and chains in the back just in case. It was driving in the snow and ice that made me decide to work from home so I didn't have the awful trek into town each day throughout the winter. Never had a mishap but it was bound to happen sooner or later. Now I go in once a week or less throughout winter and enjoy the life of a recluse immensely.

The Solitary Walker said...

Luiza - the snow seems set to stay for another week at lest.

Fireweed - thanks for your comment. The life of a semi-recluse sounds pretty good to me.