Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

It snowed on Friday night (with - really weird - thunder and lightning), but the roads were not too bad. We managed to take our trip to Ikea, as planned. It was very quiet there - perfect! I got Kassett boxes to tidy up the shelf in my little office. The motorway wasn't great, but it was driveable (though not at the speed that some lorries were going at).

But then, it snowed again last night - we had 2-3 inches (5-7 cm) of snow this morning. Real Winter Wonderland stuff, powdery snow, lovely and crunchy underfoot (but apparently not good for snow balls and snowmen), blue skies, freezing all day. Temperatures went as far as -5 last night (we have a thermometer that keeps track of lowest and highest temperatures). Really unusual for here, particularly so early in the year - some of the trees still have leaves - it's a really strange effect. The laburnum in our back garden has been shedding leaves over the snow all day - thermal shock, I'd say!

We decided to take a walk to Airfield this morning, as I wanted to make the most of the weather but obviously didn't want to drive anywhere. It was gorgeous - we even saw a fox. The lake is frozen and the cows are cosy in their shed. The hens are all hiding under their houses. There was hardly anybody there. Really peaceful. The oaks have been shedding their leaves over the snow too.

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