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06/04/2008


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SNOW

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is the first snowfall we have had this year in West Sussex? It is quite an unusual sight these days, and by lunchtime the ground had become blanketed in the white stuff and some quite deep drifts had formed in parts of the garden. By mid afternoon with the temperature rising, the snow quickly began to turn to slush.

I had to be quick to catch a photo of the weight of the snow on the white blossom of the Amelanchier which is also known as Snowy Mespilus.

14 comments:

Flighty said...

It's been a one day winter-land, which is just how I like it!
Have a good week! xx

Threadspider said...

Perfect plant to illustrate the snow. Nothing like that here-yet. Just a few flurries.

bbaking said...

aah that looks so beautiful!

Hope the plants survive!

VP said...

Boo hoo - the snow seems to have missed us here in Wiltshire. Hope you had a good weekend Louise
xx

BumbleVee said...

Beautiful pic Louise....the only problem is if there is too much and it weighs down and cracks the branches...hope it melted right away.

The Ginger Darlings said...

We are jealous, for though the clouds promise us snow they do not deliver. Only sharp hail falls in frozen beads from clouds heavy with the weight of ice.
We love the pictures on your blog. our garden is visited by beautiful goldfinches at the moment.
Love from JAckie and the Ginger cats.

Anonymous said...

Didn't get any!
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

the flour loft said...

we had a good covering of snow too. 3 to 4 inches deep on the outside bench. Our neighbours Amelanchier looked wonderful too, i thought of you. lovely photo.
ginny
x

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Well, you certainly do seem to be having unusual weather. Hmmmm, I wonder what is going on.

I love your phrase "marsmallow clouds". So descriptive.

What a striking contrast, the red of the flowers against the white of the snow.

Lovely photos.

-Lavinia

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Hi Louise, just popped over to see if the snow was all gone yet. If it hasn't melted already, then I hope its still as pretty as it is in these pictures...

Regards, Lavinia

Levin (and Emily) said...

Beautiful!
When we were in the grips of our record breaking heatwave (15 days over 35C, but it felt much longer), I adored looking at photos of snow. Even though it's cooler now, I still love looking at pictures of snow.
Thank you!
l
x

Suburbia said...

So beautiful. What a perfect combination.
We missed the snow as we were in Cornwall!

Gina said...

Such a beautiful contrast of colour - I love this plant and have a couple of varieties here.. Hope you're keeping warm! Gx

Rhondi said...

Snow in April. That's crazy!