I am rather pleased that this week is over. While I can appreciate the beauty of the snow, after a day or two of the disruption it always causes in the UK, I am heartily thankful to see the back of it. I think we have so much difficulty when it does snow because we are just not ready for it every year. Last year, there was only a bit and this year, up to this week, a light dusting occasionally. So when it descends on us in any quantity, everything grinds to a halt. Countries who get the snow every year are much better prepared for it precisely because they expect it and are ready.
My Magnolia Fairy Blush did look very pretty with the frozen water droplets on its leaves.
I hope it has survived the cold snap.
This was Tuesday - not too bad, although cold, but the snow melted quickly.
This was Wednesday. Yes, very pretty and I love the way that snow muffles all the sounds. We walked to work but were sent home at 12.30. Having an extra day or two off work was a really welcome bonus!
I did take pity on my box bushes and removed the snow as it was pressing the branches down.
My poor plants! However, the dustbin and compost bags look better with their snow hat.
Impressive icicles on next door's guttering.
Some more impressive icicles on our guttering (this was yesterday).
Even the pots at the front door had icicles of their own. I am pleased to say that the snow has melted now. I am not sure how much damage it has done as I haven't insulated as many pots in the back garden as in previous years, but I hope plants have survived. We shall see.