Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Ice, snow and doves....

My back garden.......
Erm, do you think I should have put the clothes line away???? :)
Oops! :)


Poor cold birds....but the collared doves have never looked cuter....
Ice...ice...ice....Ahhh blue sky, sunshine... but not warm enough to melt it!It started snowing Thursday, then through the night, again yesterday....

We had some more snow overnight and a little more this afternoon. Not much. But what's there already doesn't seem to be melting away at all! It was sunny today, big blue skies- and freeeeeezing cold!

We don't know when we will be able to get back to mum's. We think we should pack for staying over Christmas and go whenever we can- and presume there's a big chance of getting stuck!!!
Blankets, munchies, spade and blanket in the back of the car, I think!

Things aren't too bad here, but it's been heavier in Kent. At one point the roads to the Isle of Sheppey were closed. Now the motorway from Medway to London -about 30 odd miles- is one-lane only each way, the other lanes being completely ice and snow-bound. Eek!

I finished my Xmas shopping on Thursday, amid the first flurries. Everything wrapped up and bagged now. Luvbug did some shopping yesterday. I've had a hunt around but can't find my pressie :) I know he hasn't wrapped anything yet though!

If only the snow had waited a week, eh?

7 comments:

Julie said...

Wow! You have had a lot of snow! I don't think I have ever seen so many turtle doves together either. The most we get is two at a time. It is snowing again here this evening but I don't think it will be much. Here's hoping! Take care if you do get to drive to Kent.

Ginger Jasper said...

Those pictures are stunning.. How lovely all the beautiful doves against the snow.. Hugs GJ xx

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Helena dearest ook at your picture purrrrfect winter garden. The doves are so lovely eating the seeds in your feeder. Reminds me we have to get some seed for ours.
I do hope your roads get cleared soon so you do not have to worry about your drive to mums house.
Miss Peach is sitting in my lap purring for you right now that the new year will bring you much peacful and quiet times...no troubles oe worries anymore...only lovely times full of smiles and warm cuddles from all those you love. We treasure your friendship so much...thank you Dilly and Bob T Bear for your magic!!
Love the cozy cottage crew Karla & Miss Peach

Feronia said...

Beautiful photos Helena - thank you :) Such a contrast to what we have here at present, though it hasn't been too hot as yet, thank goodness. Take care in the snow.

CherryPie said...

Ahh! it looks so lovely but I agree it would have been better over Christmas.

We haven't really had any where I live apart from a snow flurry and the snow didn't settle.

Angel and Kirby said...

It is beautiful. We agree the poor birdies look very cold. Have a safe trip on those slick snowy roads!

Chrissy said...

It looks very pretty...still only seen flurries her in the Midlands. Amazing really!
Have a safe journey to your Mums and Merry Christmas