We had a blizzard this morning, we were expecting 10 inches of snow, not that.
I skyped with Mel in Tasmania, they are having a heatwave so she seemed to like seeing the snow. Boy would I like to see the sun!!!
The birds were invisible, don't know where the were hiding, but the wind dropped and they came by the dozen all fighting to get on the bird table together. They were landing on top of each other. And fighting each other for the food. It was really fun to watch! Sorry I did not get photos as I did not want to stop them feeding.
Adrian and I hiked down to the shops and back in thick snow at 9.30am.
He took a photo of me in my new gear. he bought me waterproof trousers and Wellington/Snow boots! Which are lovely and cosy with mock fur tops and have good grip. But they weigh a ton so its like strength training there and back as I was having trouble lifting my feet. The snow felt like walking in glue, but not as bad as the mud a couple of weeks ago.
The abominable Snow woman! Ouch! the snow was scratching my eyes!
Quick march! Don't want to wait around in this! Marching towards the South. Before all the fresh milk and bread goes.
Adrian looking North towards Butser and complaining strongly about having to go out in this!
We did it. Got the last 2x 4pints of skimmed milk. Phew! I don't like powdered milk on my breakfast, but like it in coffee. We also bought fresh bread, my favourite wholemeal with seeds bread. I can put off making bread for another few days. LOL! And some rice cakes and other things we needed.
It snowed all day, though the wind dropped which helped the birds as they were having problems landing. We cleared the snow from the driveway as it got dark and then it stopped snowing. We put some salt down, but I expect it to be frozen again by the morning. Its very cold tonight!
I know my Canadian friends put up with much worse than this, so I can't complain. I do love to play in the snow. If I feel like it tomorrow I may build a snow man! Ha Ha! Pity my GD couldn't get here today! Maybe Sue will bring her so we can use the sledge.
PS. I should have said: None of these photos were taken in the blizzard which brought visibility down, We could not see anything from our bedroom window, but snow. It did not last long thankfully!