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.


  1. Nice photos..but I got a kick out of this blogpost...where I live (the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the south coast of Lake Superior) this would just be considered a "dusting"..we get many feet of snow a year! LOL

  2. I know! my snow does seem measly compared to other places but it was the deepest I've seen in my city in my whole life. I normally get very jealous of other peoples snow, so I was pleased when I woke up to that :)
    I wish we got foot deep snow more often!

  3. Wow those are some amazing photos. I cant believe you get so much snow. Here in Vancouver all we get is rain. Not much for a photographer to do during a rainy week.

    Once again great pictures man
    Take it easy


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