It was my turn to get up and see to Maggie first thing.
At 6.30 it wasn’t such a bad deal so I put on my joggers and a coat and let her out into the front garden.
It was a bit nippy, but then the forecast had said temperatures were due to drop to a ‘real feel’ of minus 9 at 4am, then rise to between minus 7 and 8 before dipping to minus 9 again around 9am.
Maggie did the deed, eventually, having sniffed every blade of grass to find ‘The One’ to adorn. It was now 6.45 so I went back to bed although Hubby was getting up to start the day. Maggie came too and snuggled up alongside me. Soon we were both giving it Zzzs.
I started to surface just after 8.15 and opened the blind to see what the day had to offer.
The back lawn looked frosted, but Hubby was going ‘Oh Wow!’ all over the place so I padded into the lounge to see what all the excitement was about.
Nowhere on the forecast yesterday (and I checked for the next 24 hours when I looked it up) was there any mention of snow. Not a flurry, not a passing flake, Zilch!
Bearing in mind shortly after we moved in, we were also told that it didn’t snow here.
This was taken at 8.30.
Right and left of the house at 9am.
Right and front of the house at 11 am.
It has been snowing all day.
And we went out in it!
To be continued in next post……………….
Thanks Jeanne. It’s all gone slushy on the roads now but if it freezes tonight, and there’s every chance it will, there are going to be even more fender benders on the roads tomorrow.
I don’t like slushy… I prefer snow that stays…. and northern lights, but suspect you are too far South for those.
We’ve seen the Northern Lights once, and a couple of meteor showers. All the snow has gone now. Short lived, but it may be back!
I bet you still have cool air… Here, in Florida, we still have the AC on and I would love to see snow, if only a fleeting glance (and something other than frost I need to clean out of the freezer.)
You are most welcome to share my photos.
Your holiday gift has arrived!
Ha! We have plans to go down to MOH and visit my Mum next month so it would be nice to have it all out of the way for our journey
Omg, expecting it any day here.
Are you on the East of the country too?
Yes, Toronto Ontario.
Oh wow, you’ll get it worse than us here then!
Our last few winters here have been unusually mild (climate change). Virtually no snow and way above seasonable temperatures. Which, much as I loved it, is neither healthy or good. Farmers were badly affected which, in turn, didn’t help us consumers any. Produce was lousy and cost an arm and a leg.
But they are saying this year it will be a doozie. We’ll see.
It was extremely wet this time last year, though we didn’t get the floods on the marina that we’d experienced the previous two. Even the ducks and geese seemed confused as we had no ‘cold spell’.
They have cut the odds for a White Christmas, so we may have more snow around Dec 25th. Lincolnshire is farming country and the produce very good. We got to know several farmers when we were here before and got a few ‘samples’ of veg with their blessing. We just seem to be either hot, cold, wet or dry over here, so having the snow today has made a refreshing change! Outside we still have freezing rain falling so the roads could be quite treacherous tomorrow.
It’s been raining here today and the fear is that it will freeze. If you’ve got to have precipitation at this time of year I’d prefer snow — it’s not as treacherous.
Ah, I love snow. Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome and you’ll love the follow up……………
Eagerly waiting! 😊
Walk on the White Side if you haven’t seen it yet.
Weeee! Snow! 😀
It’s all gone now! 😦
Never mind, at least you had some – and more importantly, shared so I could enjoy too!! 😀