We got our forecasted snow yesterday, here in East London we got around 2 inches, other parts of the South East got up to 6 inches and other parts of the country got a lot more – from 10 to 12 inches. The usual chaos followed with over 3000 schools closed, trains delayed and cancelled, planes delayed and cancelled and many people sitting in cues for hours in their cars on impassable roads waiting for gritting to be done. Everything is just as it always is here in Britain with a tiny bit of snow: chaos!
Despite snowing for more than 12 hours yesterday it didn’t amount to much, and with a temperature hovering around zero it soon compacted and melted here and there. This was how my garden looked when I got up today, with much of the snow gone from the path already. This is our first snow this winter, it was well forecasted and still creating havoc. I wonder if Britain will ever be able to take those couple of days of snowfall per year without ending in mayhem. Coming from Norway myself, I can’t really see what the fuss is all about, just think if we in Norway were to close all our schools every time we had a couple of inches of snow. The problem here in Britain is that it snows too seldom. No one seems to be prepared for it. Even though it snows practically every year at least once, many people don’t have clothes and shoes suitable for snow and ice, like my neighbour next door for example, she has only got flip-flops and sandals. That’s very cold if you need to walk through snow...
The snow made some great photo opportunities. Here with flowers and emerging tulips and daffodils surrounded by snow. (Click to get a greater view)
My first snowdrop is just about to flower, very appropriately here with snow!
All the plants on my nursery shelf has frozen solid. Poor plants, but they will be OK, this cold snap is set to last for another week and then we will get warmer weather again.
And just to remind us all of what the goal is for now; spring! Here are some photos from my woodland corner from last year. It won’t be long until they are all up and flowering again. Can’t wait! Until next time, take care.