“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)