5 Feb 2015

A small winter of dis/content



“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” 
― Carl Reiner (Actor in Ocean's Eleven)

Oh boy, was I happy when I opened the curtains on Tuesday morning to find that a blanket of snow had settled overnight.  Only a thin blanket, mind, so I knew it wouldn't last.



I love the stillness of fresh new snow but I'm not so keen once it's been trampled or the disruption it causes. Luckily I was working from home that day so I popped outside to take a few photos for the blog (as you do) before it all melted.



As Flighty has said in his snowy post, I was expecting to see animal footprints, particularly as I've seen several very bold (and obviously hungry) foxes around in the past week, but there was nothing except pristine clean snow. A few photos and numb fingers later, I headed for home.  It was then, as I retreated back to the warmth of my flat, that I slipped on an icy patch. As I grabbed hold of a rail to steady myself, the sudden movement ripped at a muscle at the top of my arm. Ouch!



Luckily my plants are made of sterner stuff - the broccoli, PSB, kale and even new shoots on the chive plants appear almost waterproof and shrugged off the effects of snow.




By midday the snow had melted away; two days later, the pain in my arm is also easing. I can only hope that's winter over and done with. 


“Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.” 
― Robert Byrne (Author)

14 comments:

  1. Ouch! But glad to hear the pain is easing and hopefully it won't be long before you have fully recovered. Snow is cute but only for a short time...

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  2. Oh no I hope you recover soon. I haven't had a any snow here but it's a bit slippy in places sometimes when I take the hound out in the mornings. I like fresh snow the best too, I don't like being out there once it has frozen over. x

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  3. Ouch - poor you. I hope you're fully recovered now. The snow here froze and we discovered ourselves to be the proud owners of an ice rink. I was feeling rather proud of myself at lunchtime today as I cleared the paths of ice and then headed out to meetings without fear of falling. While I was away, it snowed and hailed and I have returned home this evening to find a fresh ice rink. Sometimes I think that hibernation is the only answer.

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  4. I'm so sorry. I hope you recover soon. The plants remain look so tough. Such an interesting thing to see a blanket of snow, cause it's something an impossible thing happened in my area.

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  5. Ouch, I hope it heals soon. It's the sort of thing I do from time to time, I'm quite clumsy even without snow. We've hardly had a flake here though, I'm starting to feel quite left out, I've seen a dusting in Cornwall, and now you and Flighty have some in London. Where's mine?! I hope you have a good weekend Caro. CJ xx

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  6. Owwwwww! :(

    I hope your arm heals quickly Caro. At least it's the time of the year when it's not so tempting to overwork it in the garden.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your injury. If it will make you feel any better, you can have some of our snow! :) Oh, actually, no you can't, because ours only stayed for a couple of hours too...

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  8. Yes, ouch! Take care Caro. You've had more snow than us. Love the pink and purple poking through.

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  9. I know how painful torn muscles are, I hope you are soon pain free. We had a sprinkling of snow a few days ago, it only stayed for about 20 minutes!

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  10. It's so easily done, I hope that you're on the mend. I like the pictures, and thanks for mention. Flighty xx

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  11. Gosh....where ARE all the animals???
    What gorgeous pics, I must say I have been hoping for snow, all we've had is hail, wind and sleet! And it's freezing!
    Oh you poor thing, I do hope that muscle gets sorted soon....take it easy!xxx

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  12. That sounds most painful Caro and I hope that you soon heal. None here over the last few days but bitterly cold. Love the quotes :) Take care xxx

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  13. Your snow pictures are beautiful and look so wonderfully cool. Here in Adelaide it's boiling and my whole garden is frying. Tomorrow will be 41 degrees C. Eeek!

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