Friday, 18 December 2009

Snow update!!

Trailblazer in the snow at 7.00 this morning

I said I'd give you an update, and here it is - we've got several inches of snow here in Brighton, but the sun is shining again. There is further heavy snow forecast for later, so I'll keep you posted. But in the meantime, here are just some of the images from this winter wonderland.

We've gone from this photo (above) taken in my local park in September ...... to this (below) taken just now, while I was walking around the city. The schools are closed, buses cancelled and drivers are sliding around on roads that resemble ice rinks! But it all looks wonderful.

And if you scroll down, you can see what it looked like here before first light.
This is the scene in Preston Park - there are so many people outside enjoying the snowy scenery; children building snowmen and sledging; parents throwing snowballs; and a wonderful sense of joy. People are laughing and enjoying themselves .... it's wonderful what a bit of snow can do to lift the spirits!

22 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! The photo prior to daybreak is extraordinary!

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  2. Oh Charlotte, a perfect wintry scene, complete with happy folks enjoying the white stuff! Your park is amazing, both with snow and without. I love the ivy on the roof of the building. Very ancient looking, full of enchantment. Enjoy the snowday! :-)
    Frances

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  3. Now there you go - it simply isn't Christmas without snow, and it does bring forth the child in all of us! Enjoy

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  4. Here, in the Cotswolds, we are snow free - just the lightest dusting - despite being only 85 miles away from you as the crow flies.

    In fact, the snow stopped about 15 miles away from here. Trust you keep warm and safe and enjoy every moment of the Christmassy scene!

    Johnson

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  5. Beautiful before and after pictures in the park. Stay warm! :)

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  6. Brrrr... Stay warm there! You might send some snow our way! We want white Christmas!

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  7. Even in photos, snow creates a hushed calm that makes me want to get cozy by a fire. Wonderful photo before and after photo.

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  8. Oh Charlotte you certainly have had more than me in Scotland - we will get it tommorrow - just a few flurries since yesterday. Walking through the park must have been a wonderful but chilling outing today - good thinking about taking a photo from the same spot. Take care while out and keep warm like me - as I type this I've got a blanket around me!

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  9. What a sight to behold - just beautiful!

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  10. Great photos we were better off here in Guildford not much snow at all.

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  11. Lovely photos Charlotte, lucky you to have so much snow. 'up north' we've barely had any, just a peppering on the ground but not even enough for me to take photos of if I'm honest.

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  12. I love the photos of the garden without and then with the snowfall... what a difference! Lovely to see people out playing in the snow... it is so wonderful when it first falls. Wonderful photos of your winter wonderland. Carol

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  13. The snow looks grand. Nice pics as always. We are still snow free, bummer. Merry Christmas.

    jim

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  14. No snow here in Worcestershire - dont mind if it snows now as I have finished work for the year!!

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  15. Charlotte,
    It's very refreshing to come inside from the heat and look at your cool snow pictures.We don't have much snow here in South Florida but it looks like fun. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  16. The before and after shots are great. Your snow is a very pretty one. We are predicted to get a storm the two days before Christmas. Our previous snow hasn't left yet.

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  17. Oh it is so beautiful. I love how you posted both the summer and winter photos. It was fun looking at how the plants looked with a layer of snow compared to how they looked in the summer.

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  18. How fun! I'm glad people are enjoying it. We've only seen a few flakes here last week, I'd love to wake up to a scene like yours.

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  19. Love the shots in the snow! We don't ever get any , but maybe once every 10 years!

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  20. It's marvelous to see real snow, even in photos. You made a beautiful contrast with that house in the park, for two seasons. We are from the tropics, so these are real treats for us. So thank you so much for sharing these photos.

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  21. Still very icy here in Somerset. Beautiful photos. Have never experienced Brighton like this - this does look wonderful. Best wishes

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  22. Your lovely photos make me feel very nostalgic for my childhood in Brighton. I lived near The Rookery and Preston Park in my early childhood. I also remember the Big Freeze of 1962-3 when I lived near Queen's Parm - the snow lasted for months, and our pipes were frozen for weeks.

    Dianthus of Sagazone

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