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Jack Frost nibbling at your nose

Week Three

I know it’s terribly British to talk about the weather, but this week has been all about the cold. And the snow.


my own mini snow leopard braving the cold winter in search of food

I have no idea what temperatures it dropped to this week, the met office would tell me, but that is simply numbers which has little reference in my little brain.


It was cold enough for me to have to scrape my car’s windows before I was able to leave for work every morning and for my figures to turn bright red and hum when they were trying to warm up. It was cold enough for a sprinkling of diamonds on the leaves and to see foot prints on the early morning paths. It was cold enough to wish for hot chocolate with marsh mellows and roaring fires to toast your feet. It was cold enough that at the weekend loomed the snow fell and the world went a little crazy.


I like the cold, mostly. I dislike the inconvenience of trains being delayed and having to leave time to warm up the car and the inevitable idiot that wants to scream past you when you are leaving a gap for breaking. But the crisp, almost burning cold that gets in to your lungs and stings your cheeks and brings the dry cold that doesn’t leak into your protective layers that you can take a break from inside, that I rather like. That’s a very British sort of winter.


BTW: Lyrics always seem obscure out of the rest of their song, don’t they. Although if any one, Mr Frost or otherwise, nibbles at my nose they are likely to get an equally shocking surprise in return!

more pics here:



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 5th, 2012 07:43 pm (UTC)
Weird weather is weird.

My part of Canucktopia has been unseasonably warm for this winter...at the moment it is bright, sunny and warm enough to walk around outside in shoes and not have to worry about stepping in snow or upon ice.

We have had snowfall heavy enough to require shoveling but it invariably warms up enough to melt it away withing a few days.

I'm rather enjoying this winter thus far...and natural gas heating bills half the normal amount.

P.S. I did enjoy seeing the photos. :)
Feb. 5th, 2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
I did two hours of shovelling today. But it has Started thawing ! I suspect it will be icy tomorrow. There are more pics from the Olympus but I can't get Lightroom to work.!
Feb. 5th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
From 2008...Eight hours of shoveling >>> http://i-b-d-e-man.livejournal.com/166830.html

It's always special fun when the snow thaws then freezes. Can you stay home to avoid the icy driving?
Feb. 5th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Will see what it's like tomorrow - i am in pretty main roads to the station, the train is another matter! If needs be, then yes I can work from home
Feb. 5th, 2012 10:14 pm (UTC)
Good then :)
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