Posts Tagged ‘snowflakes’

Snowflakes

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I love it when it snows. Everywhere looks so beautiful when snow covers the ground, the trees, fences, everywhere. But of course I don’t like it if the snow makes everything grind to a halt, making driving impossible and stopping people working or food getting to the shops. Other countries seem to have much more snow than we do here in the UK, but they cope with it far better than we do. It’s cold and frosty and icy at the moment, but we’ve only had a sprinking of snow on high ground.
As well as enjoying the beauty of a snowscape, I love the shape of snowflakes themselves. Although snowflakes have a shape that’s instantly recognisable, no two snowflakes are the same. Isn’t that amazing! I love silver jewellery and when I was browsing in a gallery of handmade silver jewellery, I saw a silver snowflake! I couldn’t resist it! I really enjoyed wearing it at Christmas, but as it’s quite delicate, I’ve now put it away. If we get snow, I’ll wear it again, but if not I’ll keep it for next Christmas. Here’s a photo of it. I think it’s beautiful.

Silver snowflake - HAPPY CHRISTMAS to everyone!

Is it snowing yet?

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

I love it when it snows. It’s so pretty, especially when big fluffy flakes are falling and settling on the ground. Of course snow is lovely when you can enjoy looking at it, playing in it, making a snowman or taking beautiful photos. It’s not so good if you have to go somewhere and the snow has made driving conditions treacherous, with icy slippery roads slowing traffic right down and sometimes making it impossible to go anywhere. When overnight snow wakes us up to a white world, there will be a long list of closed schools and cancelled activities on the local radio. Well we haven’t had any snow here this winter, except for a few flakes that didn’t settle, so I’ve made some snowflakes of my own with the mosaic maker from Flickr.

Sea, Sun and Snow

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m living in the wrong place.
I love the sea and being at the seaside, but I live miles away from it.
But as well as living in the wrong part of this country, I think I’m even in the wrong country!
When I look through other people’s photos on Flickr, the ones that I really like and mark as favourites, are the ones with deep blue skies, and pretty coloured buildings. Here in England, our skies are pale blue or grey, and the buildings are stone or brick. Not so bright or happy looking. But there isn’t much I can do about it, as my house, my job and my family are all here, so this is the right place for me to be.
I did manage to have a few sunny days at the seaside earlier this year, but wasn’t able to go again later in the summer because of the awful weather. Perhaps next year I’ll be able to enjoy walking along the beach and listening to the waves.
Our climate and weather does have some advantages though – this evening when I came out of work it was snowing! Lovely fluffy white snowflakes falling thick and fast. It didn’t settle as the ground was too wet, but it is expected to become colder, so if it carries on snowing, I could wake up to a beautiful white world in the morning.

Chesil Beach in Dorset

Chesil Beach in Dorset