In the grip of The Beast

Well, I have actually seen quite a bit more snow than I have for a year or three, today, whilst the Beast from the East hasn’t affected us yet as it has other areas of the country, we are certainly noticing an icy chill…. Arctic winds….and plenty of snowy bursts.

So here is how day 2 looked:

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  1. You’ve got a bit more down there than up north of London! We’ve had a few heavy flurries, but it has only left white dust so far. I think it is the coldest, driest snow I’ve ever seen

  2. Nope! Can’t get excited about snow. This is the 3rd lot this winter. Time to call time! And I’m not even there in it 🙂 🙂 I like the tinge of pink sky though, Sue.

  3. We had up to five inches of snow where it settled, Sue. It was a wintry walk with Ollie!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. I’ve seen more snow on Jebel Shams Oman than I have here in Driffield. The media do seem to forget it’s still winter & have Brits become soft since I’ve been away?
    I remember 6 foot of the stuff in the 1960’s (although everything seemed big when you are Small) I can’t remember all the heath warnings they give out these days.
    Sorry, just my little rant. 😉
    Nice series – love the one with long shadows & planter.

  5. We had piles of snow not long ago, but today is the second spring-like day in a row, although the temperatures will be dropping tomorrow. Sorry about the cold, but I do like snow in winter. 🙂


  6. It looks wonderful to me here, safely out of the range of its cold and potential slipperiness. Thank you for enabling safe pleasure!

  7. Compared to before the millennium we really don’t have the winters we used to have with a couple of exceptions. Living in Doncaster we always got a ton of the stuff when it came from Siberia, but without all the sensationalism of ‘the beast from the east’. And the ice lasted for weeks in the places which didn’t receive the sun. Still I will admit to it being very, very cold. Even here. My plants are shrivelling. Not sure any of them will recover from the next few days as we are forecast snow too! Anyway I love your tree shadow photo. Dry snow, and white snow is something special.

  8. Suzanne

    I’m sure it’s freezing cold but it looks so serene.

  9. I am of such a venerable age that this hype round winter weather rather leaves we rather unimpressed. It is not that many years ago that this was a normal winter situation that was more than a 4 day wonder. The number of early mornings off to work on snow covered roads. With a life that as seen us live in Scotland, Cumbria, Lancashire, the South West and now for many years here in Derbyshire I think I can claim to have had winters in areas where one expects a winter and accept it as norm. But before anyone shouts in protest, I admit we did have disruptions and discomfort but we just seemed to work round it. 🙂 Shadows on the snow always good for a shot…add a planter and it makes it an even better one

  10. Soooo, you have been hit as well. Looks lovely to my eyes! We arrived home last night after a visit to Umeå and Emma.- 22 C up there but lovely. Not that humid cold we have down here, where -5 gets you a feeling of -35…Our flight home was quite a nightmare though. Cancelled flights all the way due to snow storms from Stockholm and down through the rest of Sweden. We were booked and cancelled three times and had to return to the hotel for one more night. 8 hours waiting on Arlanda the day after, and then a hideous landing in stormy Malmoe. The luggage was lost somewhere between all cancellations too. Driving home was not funny – we saw many accidents on the road. Today we are totally wasted – but alive.

  11. I don’t think I could survive a UK winter anymore. My old bones are certainly acclimatised to the tropical weather I have been living in for the past 20 years.

  12. Plenty of snow here but not quite so cold today. More white stuff tonight I think!

  13. The snow arrived here at 6am and has hardly stopped since. A good six inches now and I want it to go away 😦

  14. Plenty of snow here but as in your photos, there is a real beauty in it. Maybe it’s because we are not used to it, but I love looking at photos with snow. Lovely images.

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