The Beast from the East.

Tree opposite my house.

View from my bedroom window.

The garden.

The snow heap right at the front is the three pots of bulbs, which I showed in this post.

Birds waiting to be fed.

This is a bit of a fly-by post! I haven't been blogging much of late because I've been finishing off my spring clean (it's all but done - just some large items to take to the tip), but I wanted to quickly put something on today because the snow is quite incredible here (I'd say from yesterday we've had a good foot and a half). If there's a power cut we'll have no internet, and we're snowed in so no one will be able to fix it, and I didn't want even more time to pass before I updated! But, all is well here, the house is nice and clean, the budgies are all well, the hens are furious but healthy, and the parrot is enjoying watching people struggling through the snow to walk their dogs! I hope very much there won't be a power cut, so fingers crossed. And now, I'm off to make some soup and get on with my day! I imagine I'll have plenty of time to read this afternoon: we won't be going anywhere! Hopefully I'll be able to update tomorrow with some nicer pictures: these are just quick snaps and it's rather gloomy here - at one point this morning I couldn't even see the houses at the back of us!

Stay safe and warm, everyone! 💖

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  1. except that we have conifers instead of what you have, it looked just like our place: snow pressing down the boughs and clogging up the roadways... we had about ten inches maximum; thank you very much it wasn't more and we didn't lose power, either. in years past we've had up to 3' of snow and lost power for a week and a half... we don't have a generator, so had to make do with the wood stove and melting snow for water. we got rather stinky... but we had plenty of wood, so it wasn't impossible... anyway, it's mostly melted now and spring actually might begin sometime unless climate change has advanced further than we imagine... good luck... oh, no, i didn't think the "cider" trilogy was a "classic"; it held my interest, but i wouldn't have felt bereft if i'd never read it...

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    1. We're up to our thighs in it now and it's still coming down fast. Very worried about the aviary roof. If it lasts through the night I'll have to get up there and knock off some snow. Luckily power's stayed on, which is good! If it goes out we'll have to get some wood from somewhere, there's hardly any coal left. And the boiler's leaking again but I can't even speak of that. When the road's opened we'll attempt to get out and get some more of that sealer for now, but at the minute there's a severe weather warning so we'll have to stay in. I've seen snow as deep as this, but I think, given at the rate it's coming down, tomorrow will be the deepest snow I've ever seen.

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  2. Oh wow, it's lovely! I am sitting her envying you, as we've had an awful drought winter. In theory, we're supposed to have a massive storm coming in now, but so far zilch. I hope your power stays on and you enjoy the snow!

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    1. We're getting a storm apparently; well, England is, not sure which part. Everyone's panicking! Happy to say the power's stayed on thus far, but the snow is a bit drastic now. Have to dig to get out of the house and the doors aren't shutting properly now. It's got a great deal worse since yesterday morning when I put this up :S

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    2. WOW. I hope everyone is OK!

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    3. So far so good. Had to dig most of the morning to clear some paths, but it's all ok so far. Roads still closed. If you're interested have a look at this map to the see the chaos we're in in this country!

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    4. Good golly, that's a lot of closed roads!!

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    5. Most are open now, but as I mentioned to Cleo below it's snowing pretty hard now. Slightly troubled - we kind of need to get some shopping now. We can manage a few more days but it won't be comfortable!

      Oh damn, just realised I have a migraine.... Well, I'm off to bed... Hopefully the snow will have stopped when I get up :S

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  3. Goodness, Beautiful but hard to live in for long. I laughed at your hens being furious. I remember growing up in the deep snow in Michigan we would get cabin fever after a few days being snowed in.
    We are approaching autumn here. The Australians celebrate seasonal change on first of the month so technically today, 1 March is first day of autumn but I hold out for the Equinox before I acknowledge it. Stay warm.

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    1. There were more angry scenes from the hens this morning - they're so irritable with all of this! I am beginning to feel a bit hemmed in now, us and the surrounding villages are cut off and all the roads are closed, looking at the report I think there's about a 50 mile stretch shut down. The police were here earlier, but I think they've left now.

      I'm the same as you - equinox is when I acknowledge spring / summer, that's the official date for me! :)

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  4. Wow, that's great! We had over a foot a few days ago but it ended up melting fairly quickly. I know though, in spite of the beauty of it, it can cause issues. Hope you're well, warm and not too snowy!

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    1. It is MAD snowy! Three foot now, and about four foot in the garden. It's actually not that pretty now, it's all just white. The poor wild birds aren't doing too well - all very sluggish and clumsy. I've fed them as best I can but we're starting to run out of food and as I mentioned in an above comment we're cut off now with the roads all closed. It's remarkably tiring - I'm having to dig my way in and out of the house - seriously it's that bad! This is officially the deepest and most snow I have ever seen in my life! :)

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    2. my gosh, that's worrying... i hope you're not by yourself; you should have some help dealing with all of this...

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    3. No, I'm not by myself, don't worry - everyone's pulling together :) Roads are still closed this morning, but the snow is a great deal less - from where I'm sitting I'm struggling to tell if it's more rain than snow. Whatever the case the flakes are tiny. Heh - there was a great gust of wind as I wrote that - it's clearly snow. But less snow! :)

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  5. Beautiful and yet, chilly! I love the one of the birds in the tree. So sweet! We (So California) haven't had a snow storm like that in 10 years. Well, stay warm. Hope your power doesn't go out.

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    1. It's funny looking at these pictures - the snow's so much deeper now in just a few days!

      Can't imagine snow in California, though I gather you're expecting Storm Quinn? Hope you guys are ok over there. Weather's been so extreme of late!

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    2. It snows in California! In the mountainy bits mostly, practically never in the valleys. We depend on the melting snowpack to keep us watered over the summer, so we're always worrying about it.

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    3. I didn't appreciate just how big California was. Just looked on the map, didn't realise how far north it went. On a separate note, that is totally not where I thought Nevada was (thought it was sort of in the middle). Gosh, it's interesting looking at this map to be honest...

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    4. Ahaha, yeah, California is huge. I live up near the middle of the top, and Ruth lives really far away somewhere at the bottom. Nevada is mostly empty, it's horribly boring to drive through. This map tells you most of what anybody needs to know about the Golden State: https://burritojustice.com/2013/02/01/california-for-beginners/

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    5. Thanks for that Jean, very cool! 'Tiny foxes' is intriguing, though 'giant stinky lake' is rather less appealing :)

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  6. How are you doing? Is it starting to let up or is it still coming down? Thinking about you ......

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    1. Hey, am ok - am just about to work on a post. There was a nasty accident in the village on Fri (a neighbour broke her leg and knee), took an awful lot of work to clear the road for the ambulance and hours spent in the cold and wind, so yesterday was largely spent worrying about neighbour having operation and recovering from the biggest snow shovelling project the village had ever seen! She's ok though, should be home when the snow calms down a bit (it's really chucking it down now though). And I'm just trying to wake myself up before I write my post :)

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