Friday, 7 January 2011
It's been a very cold spell, lots and lots of snow, ice, freezing conditions. There's lots of friendly chatter about just how cold it's been, -14 was mooted by one shop assistant, -17 by another person.
However the snow has been enjoyed by lots of people, sledging with their families ,
children experimenting with just where is the best and slippiest slope to try out with their friends.
Even my pet cats have strangely enjoyed exploring and discovering their new cold world.
Woke up one morning a few days before Christmas to find the path and gateway, wrapped in snow.
It's all been very beautiful, with christmas trees in windows, people's christmas lights
outside draping snow covered trees.
At on point i started to wonder if I'd ever be able to dig my car out in time to complete my Christmas shopping.
Luckily, I managed with spade and salt to get free, made sure I put a flask of hot water and plenty of blankets, to make sure.
The living willow trellis, took on a faery land beauty,
Mittens the cat loved it, padding through the snow, weaving in and out of the willow.
His favorite hobby is climbing and balancing from the long end branches,
swaying wildly from side to side.
Then he's off down the garden to his favourite haunts around the village.
Despite the very cold weather, the air itself freezing, creating magical snow icicles and castles, he always makes his way home, looking warm.
I noticed when i picked him up the other day he smelled of greenhouse potting compost.