Monday, December 06, 2010

December Snow

Ok, so I know a bit of snow is not that big a deal to most of you who read this, but it is a massive deal to me! I love the snow, so I have a few more pictures from the 2nd December when Southampton received its biggest covering of snow for many years :)

This is Peter. My first ever snowman. I was very pleased with him.


These are some pictures from down my local park.












And this is my drive and what I awoke to!


My snowman Peter is still alive even though it has since rained an awful lot. I don’t know when I’ll next get snow but I do hope it is like this again!

Remember to check out my Flickr page where I have a lot more photos of the snow.

Friday, December 03, 2010

The big snow of December 2010...

Hello everyone. The UK has been crippled by snow once again. It is so funny over here when we get snow. Everything just stops for a couple of days. I have to admit, in January 2010 it was fairly bad in the South where I am. We had snow, sleet, rain and then it froze so the pavements and roads were like ice blocks- very dangerous.

This time, my city of Southampton that never gets any good snow was buried under at least a foot of the white stuff on the 2nd December! It was amazing to wake up to. For some reason, (being close to the water amongst the reasons), Southampton is rubbish for snow. We never get more than a dusting.

I woke up on Thursday morning after my boyfriend getting a call from his workplace telling him to go in early. I had a peek out the window expecting to see a few centimetres and there was about a foot of it! That was it- I couldn’t go back to sleep. Then my boss called and said not to go in to work. How happy I was! I was like a 10 year old again. I got all wrapped up warm and went down the park armed with 3 cameras.

I was surprised how many people were out and about but it made for a great morning. I walked around for 2 hours taking photos. People were mainly out with their little kiddies and walking their dogs. The dogs were hilarious jumping around in the snow and there were some people sledging down this little hill at the park. It was really nice.

Some of the pictures came out ok but it was still snowing and the sky was a dark grey colour. This generally made the photos rather dull. But, everything was so pretty that I don’t really mind a bit of grey.

Anyway, here are some pictures of the deepest snow Southampton has seen since 1963 (according to a few people who said ‘the last time it was like this was the winter of 63…’).

These first few are off my Sony Satio phone, hence the smaller size.

Snow at riverside park, southampton.

Snow 2010

Snowy park

Snowy southampton

This was near my house.

By my house

And this is my street. Very snowy!

My snowy street

I have some more photos taken with my Canon and my Panasonic which I will put up later. I just thought I’d share some of the phone photos with you first as that is all I have access to at the moment. I had one day off but am in the office today. I wish I was at home though. I might make a snowman later on. I don’t think I have ever built one before.

I just love the snow so much! I have more photos on my Flickr page that didn’t make it on here. Check it out.