Monday, December 20, 2010

Hunkering down.

We didn't do it on Saturday, we postponed it on Sunday and today - Monday, with the South West a white-out, shopping is not on. Our help S, has phoned to say she can't get down her hill let alone tackle ours. Milk, fresh fruit and vegetables are low but we just think back to the forties and we're laughing. # 1 son has phoned exhorting me to stay indoors and shop on line. I might give it a go.




View from the sun room - ice-box would be more apt.


I was tempted by Sarah Raven's catalogue to oder some beautiful crysanths. I hadn't realised they were indoor ones and now have six very large containers in the sun room. However this first specimen reminds me what attracted me in th first place
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23 comments:

Queenie said...

Stay indoors; stay warm; stay safe.

Scarlet Blue said...

I opened the front door and half a ton of snow fell through it!
Sx

Sharon Longworth said...

It looks so beautiful, enjoy your hunkering!

Mike and Ann said...

Pat, that is a gorgeous chrysanth (specially at this time of year !!). Whilst the present weather continues, I'd be inclined to stay by the fire (or a radiator) as far as is possible. I've made sure I've got lots of interesting jobs to do in my workshop (which is located off a warm, dry, cellar) during the worst of it (makes me sound like Mr. Badger). We wish you both a good Christmas.
Warm regards, Mike and Ann.

savannah said...

watching the news on tv and hoping all of you stay safe and warm! gorgeous mum, sugar! xoxoxox

Eryl said...

Your chrysanthemum is spectacular, the sun room will look amazing when they all come out. Picture ≠3 seems to show some rather unusual wildlife, it's like Pan's Labyrinth out there!

I got Bob what looked like a plain grey jumper online, when it arrived it had bright purple crocheted elbow patches!!! So I'll be dashing down to the shops today. Luckily we haven't been hit so bad by the snow and the roads are all clear now. But that will teach me to thoroughly check the spec from now on.

Pat said...

Queenie: Oh alright then.

Scarlet; I checked ours and there was about 8".

Sharon: as long as all the goodies don't run out:)

Mike and Ann: Excellent advice. It's like going back in time and rolling rugs to put behind doors.

Savannah: thank you. Actually I'm longing to go out an build a snowman but I promised I wouldn't.xoxox

Pat said...

Eryl: I can't see the picture at the moment but I stick things on the glass to stop birds from crashing into it. It would be lovely if they all come to fruition won't it?
Does Bob not like purple. It's quite royal:)

R. Sherman said...

I understand snow is rare in your part of the UK. Better not drive until it melts, dear.

Cheers.

john.g. said...

We've been lucky! Only 1/4" of snow, -10C though.

Pat said...

Randall: no fear of that - the minute it's possible it's a taxi to the shops.

John G: Long may it continue - your luck I mean. We are MAROOOOOONED!catedlea

Kevin Musgrove said...

Diane Oxberry's just offered us -15C tonight (it was -17C on Crosby Beach last night).

You keep warm and get some stodge down you.

Macy said...

Hi Pat - I'm a late convert to online grocery shopping.. it was the third week of snow up here wot dun it.
It's like Blogging - You Will Never Look Back :)

Leigh Russell said...

Beautiful photos, Pat

Pat said...

Kevin: I really should learn centigrade - I'm still Fffing but I suspect it's cold up there. Mtl's porridge is looking increasingly attractive.

Leigh: I think taking them in almost dark helped.

Macy: I've registered but MTL says they won't get up the lane at present. I'll have to do something soon.

angryparsnip said...

Fabulous, photos !
The first two photos really say WINTER !
The third photo is so surreal
and the last one is Beautiful !

Thanks Pat !

cheers, parsnip

kenju said...

Please stay put until the snow leaves. All you need is a broken bone!

The flower is gorgeous.

lom said...

The flowers bring a little colour to all this white.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I remember how it was when we had the big flood and were marooned for two weeks. I hope get lots of food, warmth, music, films, love...then life feels good no matter what.

Guyana-Gyal said...

That flower shows celebration, joy, doesn't it?

Pat said...

GG: Please don't let us get a flood when it thaws.
Yes I love this flower and must go and water them all.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Talk about a WHITE CHRISTMAS...! I keep hearing about the heavy snows all throughout Europe....You certainly are getting your fair share, my dear. Stay Warm!!

Pat said...

Naomi: it's never happened like this since we came in 1985. the novelty is beginning to wear off now.