A Springer and Sussex Snow

6 February 2012: The weather service predicted the snow would arrive on Saturday evening about 9pm. It arrived at 7pm. Well done! The ground was frozen solid from a week of sub-zero temperatures, so when the flakes turned to flurries … it stuck. And stayed. In the morning, everything was magically white and calm and quiet and virginal …  until …

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… Molly dashed out the door and covered the carpet of snow with little springer footprints. She sprang and jumped and twirled and ate great chunks of snow. And then she came barrelling full blast at me and pulled up to a quick stop at my feet. She cut a pose … and then …

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she was away again to play more in the snow. We had 10cm in total.

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Everything was covered, including the greenhouse which looked forlorn and forgotten at the far end of the garden.

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The ancient lime trees along the B road took on a new and unfamiliar silhouette against the grey sky.

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Hedgerows peeking over the fence. I should fill the bird table.

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It’s Monday evening now, and the snow slowly melted a bit during the day but now the temperature is –4C and everything is freezing up tight and solid again. Thank Pirelli for winter tyres.

Godnat. Sov godt. Håber dine tæer er varme.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Barb Bamber says:

    Oh… sweet Molly, there’s nothing more adorable than a dog playing in the snow… mine does the same, digging his little nose through as if to play “hide-and-seek”… xoxo Smidge

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      I’ve yet to meet a dog that doesn’t adore snow! 😀

  2. heidiannie says:

    It’s been a strange winter. We’ve had a different weather event every other day- from warm and sunny to cold to snowy and freezing- rainy – strange winter.
    Your pictures are really lovely- and Molly is beautiful.

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Bright and sunny today, and the temperature is rising just above freezing. Still a lot of snow on the ground though.

  3. Kathryn says:

    It’s a weird winter everywhere. Molly’s got the right response, though: just go with it and enjoy!!

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Quite right! Leave it to a dog to remind us of basic pleasures. 🙂

  4. Oh my that looks so pretty but so cold!
    🙂 Mandy

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Hi Mandy! Brrrrrrrrr comes to mind. 😀 Funny thing though, it feels warm today and it’s only +1C. I reckon that’s because it’s been -5C last week.

  5. Springers are such fun, their energy is catching. and the trees in the snow and grey are beautiful

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Hi Claire! More snow expected tonight apparently, at least that’s what Dr. Hurricane-Fish says. 🙂

  6. I don’t know what’s a more cheerful Winter sight – Molly or your lovely garden 🙂

    1. Misk Cooks says:

      Molly, definitely. The garden is a wreck of a mess with all this snow.

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