Friday, 6 February 2009

"Winter Wonderland" - Richard Himber and His Hotel Carelton Orchestra, 1934

Well, the snow has continued over the week in parts of the UK. That has certainly been the case here in our part of Oxfordshire. Let me share a few photos. (You can click on any of them for a full-sized image.)

Here's our house from the front window of our neighbor across the cul-de-sac. This was taken about 11am Thursday. It had snowed quite a bit overnight. But you can see that it never snowed enough in the morning to cover the spot where John's car had been parked overnight.

But today was a much different story. Within minutes of John's departure, the "blizzard" began. By the time it was light enough to take this photo from our bedroom window, the snow had completely covered John's parking spot.

This is a similar view - but this one was taken from the window of our study this morning. The snow was still coming down like crazy.

And here's the back garden during this morning's snow.

And here's another angle of the back garden. These almost look black and white, don't they, because of the heavy snow.

This shot of the patio will give you an idea how many inches we have gotten in the past few days.

By later today, the snowing had stopped. But we'd been left with a lot of the white stuff.

This is John. Poor guy - after making it all the way to Oxford and back in today's snow, he got stuck turning into our street! We got a shovel and tried to get his car out of the ice/snow just around the corner from the house.

Here's where he got stuck.

But with the shovels and pushing power of two of our neighbors to help us, we managed to get his car almost to the garage...but at least it was out of the way of our neighbors.



At 06 February, 2009 22:52 , Blogger bronx boy said...

Have fun - build a snow man!

At 07 February, 2009 03:22 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the nearly B&W shots!

At 07 February, 2009 03:46 , Blogger Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I tell ya I am beginning to wonder about global warming, this is unprecedentedfor the UK! Stay warm and I love the piccies.

At 08 February, 2009 00:12 , Blogger Heather said...

Looks a little like home to me!


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