Thursday, 2 December 2010

Footsteps in the snow...

Well here in the UK the big freeze continues and this was the view which greeted me this morning when I opened my back door. Brrrrr it is SO cold but Billy did venture outside for the first time in a few days.

We have had heavy over night snow again and my palm tree is drooping under the weight of the snow. It is pretty hardy and survived all the snow and ice we had earlier this year so I hope he keeps holding on out there!

All my pots are covered with at least 6" of snow and my bulbs will be snoozing away until they wake up in the Spring. I am always amazed how nature battles on.
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I spotted a few birds up in the trees, let's hope the snow does slow soon as it must be difficult to find food, mind you there are lots of berries in the bushes too








Luckily it is my day off from work so I shall be staying put for most of the day, trying to finish some of my cards....here is a sneaky peek....




These are a couple I have finished, I will try to show some more in another post.

Wherever you are today, even in the 30oc of sunshine they have had this week in Crete, Billy and I send you our very warm wishes. Keep safe and enjoy our Winter (although officially it's still autumn!) wonderland!



PS Don't worry Billy is back in the warm, snoozing on his chair.

Bye for now,

Jane x

(Keep following my ** days to Christmas posts, the next one is coming up at the week end!)

12 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your cards, Jane! So beautiful and cheerful!

    And that's some snow! How brave of Billy to go out - I wish the weather gets better at yours soon. In the meanwhile: stay warm and enjoy indoors!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  2. Awww those poor little cold paws!!!
    You have so much more snow than us, I'm quite pleased with our snow! It's sort of designer snow! lol
    Gorgeous, gorgeous cards Jane, you're a woman of many talents!
    Keep cosy,
    Vivienne x

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  3. Hi Mia, it is STILL snowing...we now have about 8" here. Brrr! Billy has not ventured out again, sensible boy!
    You are so kind re my cards *blush*, thank you.
    We have just had some wonderful news, Milly's Tom has returned from sea as a surprise today (he was due back on Sunday) and he managed to catch a flight to Heathrow (Gatwick has been shut for 2 days) and then got 2 trains. She was crying to me on the phone...so pleased!!
    Keep warm,
    Jane x

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  4. Billy really does not know what to make of the snow Vivienne! He is now curled up on his chair looking very snug.
    Thank you for liking my cards....I may think about putting some on Etsy next year.....food for thought?!
    Hope you snow is behaving, ours is getting just a little out of hand
    ;0)
    Enjoy your evening,
    Jane x

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  5. Dear Jane, what a wonderful scenes of winter! It's beautiful even sooo cold! Billy is brave, but also our Nelli can stay enside in sunny day and goes around with the hard rain!
    Vow - you have been really creative with your cards! You have made them so lovely with fantastic details!
    xxx Teje

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  6. Yes Teje it certainly is pretty...from the inside of a warm house! Glad you liked my Christmas cards, I have some more to share at the weekend.
    Enjoy your sunshine,
    Jane x

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  7. Hi Jane! I love the snow pictures! It's been cold enough to freeze a few puddles, but will we never see such a beautiful sight as your snow! And on palm fronds! Hope you're having fun staying indoors and keeping your creative hands warmed! :o)

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  8. You have MUCH more snow than us! Really lovely photos of it too. Such a brave Billy venturing out there! Your cards are lovely, very Christmassy and bright.
    Keep warm and cosy.
    Helen x

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  9. Hi Michele, the snow is very pretty but has caused real travel choas here in the UK, we are just not geared up to having snow like this very often. At least it's the weekend tomorrow so we can actually enjoy it, we hope to buy our Christmas tree if we can get to the nursery.....Take care,have a great weekend,
    Jane x

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  10. Hi Helen, I think the snow here is deeper than the snow we had earlier this year ..and that was bad enough.
    Thank you for liking my cards, I do enjoy making them very much.
    Have a creative and warm weekend!
    Jane x

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  11. I especially like the candles and poinsettias card. I got snow this week too, but you've got more. Makes me feel rather fortunate :)

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  12. Thank you Linda, that card is one of my faves too. Our snow is spectacular but as always it's managed to cause complete choas here!
    Keep warm,
    Jane x

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Jane x