What Happened To Spring?

What happened to spring? What went wrong? I took all these photos this morning, Friday 2nd March! Our snow storm came from the East, from Siberia….

Winter 1 - NB

Some weeks ago I remember admiring blog friend Jodi’sย snowy winter photos and wishing I could have some snow too. Well you know what they say “Be careful what you wish for, you may get it…. ” and we got it !!

Winter 2 - NB

We’ve got a whole 8 inches of it and where the snow has drifted in the wind it is 12 – 15 inches deep. That’s a lot of snow for my corner of the South West of England. The snow was forecast several days ago and has affected most of the UK over the last few days. Yesterday it was our turn….

Winter 3 - NB

The Met Office had an Amber weather warning issued for us several days ago and yesterday morning it was raised to Red. Yesterday, Thursday 1st March , at 3 pm it started snowing. And it snowed, and snowed and snowed some more. Plus it was windy and very quickly drifted.

Winter 5 - NB

Our normally busy town is quiet as the grave today as many people can’t get to work, businesses and shops are closed and road conditions are treacherous. Walking through town this morning I noticed the canal had frozen over. Temperatures are about -1 C.

Winter 4 - NB

In the above picture, this is snow and ice on the outside of my mum’s kitchen window! At some point in the early hours of this morning it stopped snowing and started raining. But was so cold that the rain froze instantly leaving ice on windows and a sheet of ice covering the snow.

Well I got what I wanted! I do love the snow, it’s so beautiful but it does need to treated with a whole lot of respect – so here’s hoping everyone affected in Britain stays warm, safe and doesn’t take any unnecessary risks…..

37 thoughts on “What Happened To Spring?

  1. This is pretty normal here in Canada but we’ve had some unusually milder temperatures for the last two weeks and it looked like we were getting an early spring but late last night it started to snow and this morning we’re back to a winter wonderland. It’s not very cold, only sitting at 0 degrees Celsius and it’s suppose to go up a little this afternoon so much of this snow might melt. Enjoy the snow while you have it. It probably won’t last too long.

    1. This is not normal for Britain and generally we don’t cope with it that well! But I will enjoy it while it lasts and it probably wont last too long….

  2. Oh boy – you sure got what you wished for. It does look beautiful! Thanks for sharing these photos of your part of the world. I sure enjoyed!! Be safe and warm and enjoy snuggling in.

  3. Here in the southern part of the US, we’ve had an early spring. But I expect our cherry blossoms will get their freeze sometime this month. (If late February is warm, you can expect cold weather before April.) But please not the peach trees. I do love my peaches.

  4. We are waiting for spring here in Germany, too. It has been cold here the last days, even cooler than the rest of this winter. Next week there might be a change in the wetaher here. Nice photos anyway, Evelyn! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. The snow can be very beautiful in its own way, but when you’r confined to the house you long to be outside. Brilliant pics Evelyn

  6. Ah… welcome to OUR world, Evelyn! This has been a snowy winter here and VERY cold. This must be a shock for England and for English gardens. I hope all is well come spring!

  7. You’ve had a heap more snow than we’ve had in my part of the Midlands – we’ve been very lucky really. But I’m hoping the ice and snow, and the freezing and thawing, will be good for my erosion bundle!

    1. We hardly ever get any snow where I live, this is very rare for us and probably wont happen again for a number of years! The ice and snow will be just fabulous for your erosion bundles…. !

  8. What happened, indeed!!!!
    (Winter storm) Riley left us with 26 inches of the white stuff on Friday.
    Enough already! But, as you have so beautifully shown here, Mother Nature can be very beautiful, even when she’s angry! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Have a wonderful week ahead, Evelyn.

  9. What a weather system you all had! Freezing rain is the worst, but hopefully it’s melting quickly. We had about a week of sub-freezing (at night) temperatures after a warmer spell, and I do see a little damage to plants that rose up early, but not too much. Always interesting, right?

    1. Thank you Lynn – the snow had mostly gone after about 3 days. It’s most unusual weather for us, especially so late. Weather is more spring like now….

  10. We had an unexpected snow fall a couple of weeks ago… I enjoyed seeing the photos of your town and hope you will post more of them after the snow melts. The ice on your momโ€™s window was beautifully photographed. ๐Ÿ˜Š Stay warm! ๐Ÿ’™

  11. Lovely snow shots! I bet all that snow is now gone – replaced by rain! At least it’s quite mild around here and I don’t mind a bit of drizzle as long as it’s not too heavy. Enjoy your weekend Evelyn and thanks for visiting earlier!

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