Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Surprise snow

This was how my car looked last night just before 11pm when I went to collect my son from work. I hadn't looked out of the window during the evening so this was a total surprise.

I don't ever remember snow this early in the year. According to the news it is the first time that it has snowed in London in October since 1934.

It was cold last night so the snow was still here when we woke up this morning. It was a bright sunny day and the countryside looked beautiful.

When it snows in winter the trees look pretty with their bare branches outlined in snow. Now the trees are still in leaf so there is a strange mixture of autumn colour and snow. This beech tree looked stunning in the sunshine.

The leaves of the oak trees were all frozen, I expect they will fall quickly now.

In the bright sunlight the icicles on the twigs were melting rapidly but the shade temperatures were cold today and there is still quite a covering of snow in the garden.


Vanessa said...

Lucky you!

We would love some snow up here, but no chance just rain.

Vanessa x

lou said...

I am so jealous! i love snow we never get any. lou x

Heather L. said...

Wow. Snow really is surprising -- this early and that much!

I was happy to turn our heating off today -- the weekend is supposed to be in the 60's so that is nice. It looks like I'm able to tolerate the heating down 4 degrees from last year! I hope I can stick with that!

Simply Authentic said...

How beautiful! The snow looks lovely, but I bet it wasn't too fun to have to get it off the car at 11pm at night! The pictures are gorgeous though and I'm glad you are enjoying it! Did you make a snowman?

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh my 2 would have loved to have some snow - its very early in the year hope it doesnt mean a hard winter :-S
Lesley x

willow said...

Thanks for the comments. The snow didn't stay long and there wasn't really enough to make a snowman but it was very pretty while it lasted.