Tuesday, November 30

Today - Day 6 of November Snow!

I am sure many of you will have heard about the severe weather conditions which have hit the North East of the UK - the worst hit area in the country - a fact my good neighbour Crystal will fully endorse!

Reading my previous post you will be aware that I have been out taking photographs around our village - showing the picturesque side to being swamped by snow.
Listening to the Radio this morning - broadcast from London there was great excitement as a "flurry" of snow descended outside the studio - so romantic yet a thousand miles away from the reality of a week long snow storm.
The sheep I featured a couple of days ago (Ronnie's) are no longer outside in their respective fields - they are now inside the barns needing feed.
Fortunately I do not need to venture anywhere - I can't anyway as Jon is using the 4x4 to get to work and these are the only vehicles suitable in the current conditions. I have an intent fear of driving in the snow due to a bad experience in a BMW - renown for their inability to move in any snowy condition so I am quite content to stay at home.

I have a cold too, so best to stay snug as a bug in a rug - and the perfect place is in our snug - so - sitting in the snug - this was the view from the window a few minutes ago


 

Yes, it was snowing again! More road closures! We are just off the A171 Guisborough to Whitby Road which is currently shut due to the weather conditions and the village is so quiet. Last week our village was in the news and indeed on National television when a coach veered off the road on a nasty bend. The problem with driving over the moors is the snow can drift across the road quickly and the road can not be seen - hence the amount of accidents when vehicles go into the ditches.


 

The mistlethrush was after some breakfast


 

 


The barns over the road where the sheep are now being looked after.

Having a cold I must admit I have a craving for oranges and lemonade - it takes me back to mum - this was always what she prepared for me when I had a cold.......so I am in the best place for sure - watching the world outside from my window! The pictures above would appear Black and White - this is not the case - this is how dull the sky is right now - so her's something to brighten the day...


Weather forecast is pretty much the same - more snow, more winds and colder temperatures!

34 comments:

  1. It is not so bad here - until last night we just had a light scattering - it was cold yesterday when I did some shopping. The afternoon sun has melted most of last nights snow off the roofs now. Don't know how well fare tomorrow though if we get some more. But nothing as dire as you are experiencing.

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  2. OH MY That sight of the snow so beautiful. yet i can feel the temperature going down in my body as i see them...
    Add honey to the juice (my mum's recipe)
    Get well soon!
    :)

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  3. Just a little flurry again today, but nothing settled. The distant Mendips are lightly covered which looks pretty, but nothing on the scale of what you are enjoying. Keep warm, get better soon.

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  4. Love your snow photos!

    I seem to remember someone saying on TV this was supposed to be a mild winter! Hope they turn out to be right.

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  5. We Southerners just don't know what real snow is! We have trouble with a heavy frost here in Pembrokeshire. I would just add whisky as well to your honey and orange or lemon drink - always works for me. Keep wrapped up and warm. Ann x

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  6. We had about 2" overnight but nothing since. I hate driving in snow too Denise, so I stay put. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  7. I hope you'll be feeling better soon, Denise :-)
    Doubtless you've plenty of provisions so you don't have to venture out. Being snowed in can't be much fun so I hope the weather breaks soon for you. Our snow (in the south) has been intermittent and rather pathetic, really.

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  8. I hope everything is okay there today!
    Impressive pictures!
    Léia

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  9. I'm not at all jealous of your snow! Take care.

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  10. Oh, it does look cold, Denise! I do hope you're feeling better soon and it's definitely a good time to have to stay inside! Love your your photos, but I'm surely not jealous of your snow! We had five inches the other day and it hung around for close to a week! So I've had enough for the winter, it's cold and wet enough as it is! Stay warm!

    Sylvia

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  11. It is nice to know what is coming - probably on Sunday. We better stock up on oranges.

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  12. nice shots...hope that sun shows up soon

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  13. Beautiful picture window and a hint of color too!! Lovely pictorial journey and sidhts we do not get to see at all!!

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  14. I have friends in Guisborough, they own or did own the Courtyard pub, don't know if you have ever frequented the establishment.BTW love the mistlethrush

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  15. A bit of a pain for getting around but it does look lovely :-)

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  16. "...And the snow lay all about, deep and crisp and even." :-)

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  17. We had a light dusting which meant the whole island came to a standstill and lock down. You know what it's like here Denise. We share your cold temperature but alas as yet not the beautiful snowy images.

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  18. Wish I could spirit myself away to join you in your snug for a cuppa tea. It sounds so cosy to look out at the snow. However, after our "news getting" snow last week, I must admit to being glad its back to our regular November rain and grey skies! Like you, I have a fear of driving in the snow.

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  19. The news was in our Singapore newspapers,and the first thing that came to my mind when I read it this morning was, you're living there.That is a lot of snow! take care and keep yourself warm.

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  20. Well, even in Australia, where glorious summer arrived last week, things are not good.....rain rain rain. But the dams are filling after ten yeaars of drought so no-one's complaining! May I write a poem about your lovely bird-shot? I'll give you credit, of course.

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  21. Hi, Denise - Those B&W pics are TERRIFIC!

    the forecast for wednesday in Albany, NY is for up to 3 inches of rain; too warm for snow, but localized flooding is likely.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  22. You captured the coldness so well Denise - the oranges symbolize cheeriness. Take care of that cold - and stay warm!

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  23. Comparable weather here - I was excited to see the orange - that looks wonderful but I haven't any and the store is outa bounds for now. :) Take care!

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  24. Oh lots of snows...i guess you need to drink hot "Tea" when it's colder.

    Happy ABC Wed.

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  25. thanks for popping in to my blog D, and sympathies from a fellow cold sufferer!

    Leanne x

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  26. My Dad went to UK from Borneo in the 1950s, His memories of London was always bitterly cold.

    If he could see England now.

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  27. Seems like another century, doesn't it? Hope you are feeling better. So far in Greensboro, we've not had anything but some chilling rain.

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  28. I saw on TV that you have such a lot of snow and then so early in this year ! We got some from you but not much but it is bitter cold here too !
    Only my cat Arthur the only male with my 3 girls, loves to go in the snow and then I can't see him because he is completely white ! Good camouflage !

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  29. Hi Denise, thanks for your comments on my blogs. Yes we have snow! This is only our second winter in the north-east (a bit further north than you). Our neighbours assured us in January that the snow here was not normal, but here it is again - tons of it and it is still snowing today.

    We can get out, as we left our car near the main road - the A698 - but we have to walk down to the house - still that's better than being housebound. I'm glad you have the essentials!

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  30. Oh dear! I had no idea that it was like that! So much snow already! We had a little bit of snow, but to the joy of the skaters, we have ice. And there were already a few brave people who had a go on it. Well I stay indoors as long as possible. Your oranges look so tempting, tomorrow I am going to buy some.
    Thanks for your visit. You asked how brother Roger was killed.It happened on 17th August 2005 during a service he was conducting. A 36 year old Romanian woman stabbed him three times in the back. In spite of all the help he got , he died immediately. The woman wanted to attract attention and was metally disturbed

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  31. brrr that looks soo cold, but beautiful at the same time.

    Love Leanne NZ - simmer has hit here in Nz.

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  32. I've enjoyed looking through your snowy pictures Denise, hope you are keeping cosy with your oranges. I've got a cold too but relying on last seasons sloe gin. I'm sure its full of vitamin C.

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  33. Glad to see your spirits so high! Hope it warms up soon, beautiful as it might be. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your calling card, it was great to hear from you. The blog looks like one to keep close to so I'll be back!

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  34. Hello Mrs Nesbit! Or Denise I see from your comments! Thank you for visiting-I would be happy for you to add me to your blog roll and I shall add you to mine to see more tales of Yorkshire and your beautiful photos. Stay warm-hope your cold goes soon!
    Sarah :)

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