Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow Garden

When it snows here in the UK (which is happening more regularly in these days of global warming - go figure!) the country does have a habit of grinding to a halt. This is mainly due to the fact that our public transport system is not designed for harsh weather and people are not trained or experienced in driving in snow (or rain or fog or ice, for that matter!).

This is my camellia bush, which is on the grave of our beloved boy Ambrose Cat (killed in a road accident), all covered in snow!

I tripped yesterday and pulled my bad knee, so I was 'in the box' for today anyway. I spent the day battling with the work training system on the internet. But I sat and watched the snow fall...... and fall.....and fall....

My boss and his boss are working from home tomorrow due to the bad forecast and he has recommended I stay home if it snows again. Heavy snow is forecast for us tonight, so I may be at home again tomorrow.
The spectacular trailing ivy from next door - which I am loathe to cut back - all snowed up!
As for the felines, Charlie is blase about snow, having seen it a few times, but William is still relatively new to snow and he got very anxious during the heaviest snowfall.
cq

6 comments:

Sleepypete said...

We had something come out around 3pm today from the Big Bosses saying we should take the opportunity to go home a little earlier to avoid unnecessary risk on the trip home ...

Could get dangerous later, will be walking the road in 15 minutes or so to see how much of a lunatic I'd have to be to do the drive to and from gaming night tonight.

I'd do another home day tomorrow if I were you - although I'll be heading in again (not as easy to arrange work-at-home for me!)

Nikki-ann said...

I haven't bothered going in today or yesterday as it's a 30 mile round trip on country roads. I've decided I'm going to have to make an effort tomorrow, despite me having actually booked the day off! We're forecast more snow for Thursday/Friday... and I'm getting bored at home!

Walker said...

The first snow does look pretty as it sits on the trees and bushes.
It's when another ten feet fall and land on you that I have issues with.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The snow has cleared a little here in Birmingham, but there could be more...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I saw some Video on our NEWS about all the Snow you are getting...It is amazing! Your pictures are really pretty, though..It is amazing how a city or town can just almost come to a halt with the Snow because none of the "services" are prepared for this.....! But, still, it sure is very very pretty....!
So many places have NO Electricity here in The States, from these horrific Ice Storms.....AND, I am aahamed to say it has been in the 80's here in Southern California....

I'm getting ready to post about your Virtual Party.....It IS STILL Happening, isn't it??

Bilbo said...

You are welcome to the snow...just don't send it my way!