The Big Freeze is back! A stroll through my own backyard winter wonderland
No recipe today I’m afraid… in fact, I’ve not cooked all week but I’ll be back with some recipes soon enough. Meantime, do you fancy a virtual walk with me through my town in our little corner of England?
Last weekend, our town was only lightly dusted with snow so our planned walk turned out to be a bit of a squidgy sodden mess. We set off for our walk at about 10am but even though there wasn’t much sunshine, it was quite a warm day so most of the snow was already turning into that squelchy and unattractive mush, like walking through a grey and muddy slushy.
I didn’t snap a lot of pictures.
To be honest, I wasn’t very inspired by the snow or by the day itself. I don’t really like it when it’s so grey that the sky is indistinguishable from the sludge we were making our way through. You could still make out the tufts of grass peaking through what snow there was on the fields.
Someone – kids I imagine – had still tried to make a snowman earlier that morning. It was rather small and sad-looking, and it looked a bit hairy – there were tufts of grass sticking out from all over the snowman’s body and, bless, whoever built it had also planted a tuft of hair on its head, making it look like it had an off kilter toupee. I was just about to try and take a picture of the snowman but didn’t because just at the moment, a dog ran up and weed on it… kinda sums up the anti-climatic atmosphere of our so-called big freeze weekend.
However, as I sit here typing, it’s started snowing again in the UK. There is a big part of me that would like it to dump it down. I feel short changed that we haven’t had enough snow to have at least one decent snowball fight. I’ll let you know in the next few days if get my wish however I’m not really getting my hopes up.
On the bright side, the photos I snapped with my phone didn’t turn out half bad and thankfully, the snow appears white in the pictures, at least in places. I did my best to avoid getting any of those suspicious yellow patches along the side of the canal into the shot. My husband and I are thinking about getting a dog to add to our animal menagerie this year, so I guess I better get used to the yellow puddles. We’ll probably have our own bundle of fur adding to these the next time it snows.
This last photo is the odd one out. I took it on Monday during my usual lunchtime walk around the canal in London. Bet these Canadian geese wished they’d flown a little further south this winter!
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Lots of love