Sunday, 28 November 2010

The Death of Summer

I thought this poor old Sunflower deserved it's 15 seconds of fame.

This was the scene which greeted me when I woke this morning.

When the BBC weather announced a 'dumping' of snow overnight.....

They weren't kidding.

As I's still snowing....

Could it be a day off work tomorrow?.......

The Snow Man

One must have a mind of winter 
To regard the frost and the boughs 
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; 

And have been cold a long time 
To behold the junipers shagged with ice, 
The spruces rough in the distant glitter 

Of the January sun; and not to think 
Of any misery in the sound of the wind, 
In the sound of a few leaves, 

Which is the sound of the land 
Full of the same wind 
That is blowing in the same bare place 

For the listener, who listens in the snow, 
And, nothing himself, beholds 
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is. 

Wallace Stevens 1879-1955

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  1. I love the light in the rooftops photo.

  2. What about that thundersnow tho? Amazing huh?

    I've already taken the executive decision to cancel school tomorrow for my three. It aint happening :)

  3. Fantastic! :-) I'm soooo jealous.

    Is Neil's Cafe still in business?

  4. Looks familiar:)
    Here is also snow and even more snow forecasted for the next few days.At lesat it makes nice photos!

  5. I don't envy you. Snow is beautiful but treacherous, too. Stay home and be safe ;-)