The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…

Snow More…

Well this morning was just another ordinary morning over here… Cold, but otherwise pretty bland and non de-script… That however was all set to change just a few short hours later when (as predicted) all this arrived…

This next shot is just a snapshot of my backyard, which only had nothing but a very light dusting of frost when we left the house…. Driving home after (during) the snowstorm was entertaining though…

It was amazing exactly how much snow came down in just a couple of hours… We’re only talking maybe 4 to 6 inches, but it was fast enough to make even the main roads virtually impassable, and a number of times I found the car travelling in a completely different direction to which my wheels were pointing… even at a mere 15 – 20mph…

It is slightly concerning though, and I know I’ve said this before… but they KNEW this snow was on the way… and exactly when it was due to arrive, and roughly how much too… Yet they are still incapable of ensuring even the main roads stay clear and passable…

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19 responses

  1. Val Erde

    Yes, same here – lots of snow and probably not enough salt or grit.

    Love the photos – especially the second one.
    :)

    December 18, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    • Well apparently we have plenty of salt / grit, or so they told us a few months back, but they seem incapable of actually using it when and where it’s required !!!… Ah well… It was fun none the less… ;)

      December 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm

  2. Oh, winter and snow :D How absolutely wonderful! It’s cold but frosty black and white don’t take away the beaty nature has to offer now.

    thanks, Brian

    December 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    • It sure is very nice to look at when it’s fresh and white and pure… but actually getting somewhere to make the most of its beauty is the difficult part in this country… Thanks Irina…

      December 19, 2010 at 1:31 pm

  3. aswirly

    That is strange that they seem unprepared to clear the snow when it’s expected. hmmm…. Man B, that is ALOT of snow in a few hours. Wow. Love that top shot. So beautiful! Sooo…. you gonna make a snowman in your backyard? Or a snow penguin maybe? ;)

    December 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    • Well they’ve been telling us they ARE prepared… lol… We had this last year, and they promised this time “we are prepared”… PAH !!!…. lol… And a snow penguin eh… Watch this space… lol…

      December 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm

  4. I’m getting very jealous of everyone’s snow! I really need to get out of Texas.
    Glad you made it home safely. It looks absolutely beautiful… and what Christmas time is supposed to look like!
    Please, please build a snowman for me!

    December 19, 2010 at 1:30 am

    • Haha… Well it’s nice when you don’t actually need to get anywhere, but when you DO, it’s an absolute nightmare in this country… And I’m not promising a snow”man”… but watch this space.. ;)

      December 19, 2010 at 1:35 pm

  5. Avital Pinnick

    Brrrr. I heard you folks in the UK were having unusually cold weather. Looks like what I left behind in Canada!

    December 19, 2010 at 5:13 am

    • Yeah some parts of the country have seen -16°C this month… It’s only dropped to about -6°C here though, but that’s cold enough…

      December 19, 2010 at 1:37 pm

  6. I’m starting to feel left out from taking snow pictures! Your black and white treatment makes it look so eerie, and then you go on to describe your ride home as entertaining! Terrifying, I think, would be more like it – I’m really not fond of it when my car goes a different direction than the one I tell it to go.

    December 19, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    • Lol… Thanks K… Well it was only really entertaining because I only had to travel about 3 miles… I’d not have found it quite so fun if it had been a longer journey… and it was a bit disconcerting pulling away from traffic signals only to find the car heading off at 45° from where you’re intending… lol..

      December 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

  7. Absolutely beautiful snow scenes, Brian. We have not had that 6 inch dump, yet, but it is going to warm a little and happen possibly starting tomorrow. That top landscape has the depth to draw me right in. Very much like what it looks like, here, in the winter, just around dusk.

    December 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    • Well I’m hoping that’s the last for us for at least another week, as I don’t particularly enjoy the 30min journey to work that turns in to a 6 hour journey due to the snow… Hopefully yours arrives at a convenient time too..

      December 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm

  8. your black and whites are amazing, are you shooting film or is that photoshop?

    December 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    • Thanks so much Kim… It’s all photoshop though, as I’ve not used film in a very long time…

      December 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm

  9. Looks VERY New England-ish! How strange that you guys are getting shellac-ed with snow and we have just a dusting. For us, 4-6 inches is a small storm. ;-)

    Great images! Enjoy the snow! :-)

    December 22, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    • Well most of the snow has melted now, but it is funny (in a non funny kinda way) how totally unprepared we are for the stuff… I mean, how many countries do you know of where THE main international airport can be closed completely for 4 days all because of a few inches of snow !?!?!…. Virtually all worldwide travel in or out of the UK just stopped…. It’s crazy…

      December 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

  10. December has been the coldest on record and oh, how we’ve felt it! It’s been everywhere – snow, frost, snow, frost…

    Great capture of the local scenery.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm

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