Monday, February 2, 2009

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

We woke up to snow on the ground and more falling as I type. I know some of you in various parts of the US have had one snowfall after another and by the first of February are saying enough already. And my dear hubby has been having all kinds of fun at Heathrow airport since 6:30 am when his very very early morning flight was cancelled. He is right now on a train into London and then hopefully on another into Brussels later today. I say hopefully because the underground transport system is mysteriously affected by the above ground snowfall so yeah, I know that with snow comes aggravation. That being said though, a real snowfall is not something that happens very often in our little corner of England so to me this is beautiful. I snapped a couple of pictures in my back garden (that's yard to us Americans but always referred to as a garden here, a yard is just grass but a garden is so much more).

Have I said how much I love my garden? Something wonderful is always blooming (except of course in the middle of a snowstorm in February) and the variety is incredible. It was already picture perfect when we moved into the house a few years ago so I can't take credit. But, I can admire it. Alot. Alot, alot. My kitchen table faces out onto the garden thru some French doors and I like to sit at the table and just look out. Makes me happy. Sometimes while I'm sitting at my kitchen table looking out I think about moving house and I think about how much I will miss this garden. This inevitably leads me to thinking about all the other things I will miss about life in England and I usually try to counteract those thoughts by making a mental list of things I won't miss, like my micro frig with its 1950's ice trays. A crazy mind game I know but it works for me.

Happy Monday...Joyce


  1. Thanks for sharing these pictures.... Love seeing your home in your part of the world. So beautiful! Hope your husband gets through all the travel mess soon.... Happy Monday!

  2. The garden does look beautiful draped in snow. Enjoy!

  3. Stunning pictures of your garden! I hate winter because it is so long here, but your pictures remind me just how beautiful snow really can be.

    Thank you for visiting my blog(s). I noticed you just starting blogging in January, welcome.

  4. Oooh, I have a micro fridge and freezer. That's difficult with the 7 of us. It means going to the store much more often. I do love to order online from Tesco, though. :-)