Monday, 5 January 2009

A blanket of snow

Isn’t it funny how a little thing called snow can change ones mood quite drastically?
I opened my front door this morning, trying to shake off the Monday/January/back to work blues, when Wham! Bam! Thank you Mam! I noticed snow flakes had fallen to the ground and painted a blanket of snow onto the outside world.
I know I can be prone to exaggerate, but I can truthfully say I was not exaggerating the temperature yesterday. Hence the snow today.
I grinned when I saw the white pavements and the white roof tops. Mother nature strikes again. This time in a fluffy white snow cloud.
So guess what I did next? I raced upstairs for my camera! I had to capture the scene. Everything looked so pretty, as if I had stepped inside the delicate pages of a fairy tale. I’m not sure which fairy tale, maybe Snow White and the streets of Essex? Or Alice in Snowland?
Yep, snow is a funny thing. It completely transformed my mood. I found myself smiling at strangers, admiring footprints, and taking pictures of brick walls.
I think they should bottle snow flakes and sell it as happy potion. Banish Prozac, cancel the expensive therapy, purchase a bottle of white stuff instead. Then you can gaze at it, and sprinkle it on the world when you feel your mood sinking and your smile slipping.
It took me a very long time to walk to the train station this morning.
I was late for work.

The snow scene.


The snow house.


A blanket of snow.

28 comments:

CVA Monher said...

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Portraits said...

interesting stuff u have in here! congrats.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Right on! It's always perfect when it is a nice layer of snow. It gets bad only when it's too much, or when it melts.

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt said...

Oh how LOVELY! I'm so jealous. All we have had is wet yuck, no snow. It makes everything look so pretty. Please send some across the pond!

Blur Ting said...

Preeeetty! I often wonder if people living in temperate places would be as excited as us (living in the tropics) when they see snow.... now I know the answer :-)

jyankee said...

Yep..I LOVE snow too..until I have to drive or do something in it. Was it a good excuse to be late for work??? Tee hee..

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Eryl Shields said...

I love snow too and was hoping for lots of it when we moved to Scotland, but in the last twelve years we've only been snowed in once and for less than a day!

The World According To Me said...

Thanks portraits. Welcome to Flying Pink Elephants.

I am very impressed with your photography.

The World According To Me said...

Hello The Real Mother Hen.

Snow fascination has vanished now, it's turned into slippery ice and I am scared I'm going to slip over and break something. It was fun while it lasted!

The World According To Me said...

Hi Katherine

Wet yuck is not as nice as snow! I think it may already be heading across the pond? Well it's left us now, all that remains is that dangerous slippery ice!

The World According To Me said...

Hello Blur

I can clarify that I get very excited when I see snow!

The World According To Me said...

Hello Jyankee

Yep, snow isn't ideal driving weather. But it's great to roam about in and take photographs of!

I think my colleagues thought public transport in the snow was to blame for my lateness. And who am I to burst their bubble?!

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The World According To Me said...

Hello Eryl

I imagine it gets chilly in your neck of the woods? But only snowed in once, and for not even a day? It's not good enough Scotland!

Anne Spollen said...

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Love your pictures!

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Krystle said...

Wow! Great pics! It really was a blanket of snow..as in fairy tales! :)

WaterLearner said...

Breathless scenes! For these, it's worth being late for work!

The World According To Me said...

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The World According To Me said...

Thanks Krystle.

Glad you liked them! Although the snow has melted away now.

The World According To Me said...

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The World According To Me said...

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I hope you are well.

Mary Smith said...

OH, I just love fresh-fallen snow and there's something about your title that enamored me, "a blanket of snow". How wonderful!

The World According To Me said...

Hello Mary

You can't beat fresh fallen snow!