Saturday, January 19, 2013

just in case the 5 billion pics of snow already on the internet are not enough......

hi there

well, the title of this post has warned you, let it be said! with the popularity of social media it seems everyone living where there's presently some snow has taken many pictures and shared them across the networks. this is particularly true, it seems, of iTwat and InstaTwat enthusiasts, who appear to believe that they have taken the first images of snow and no one has ever seen the stuff before. thanks for that.

that said, i was absolutely thrilled when Uncle Trevor sent a few pictures of what home looks like with its present blanket of snow. nice one Trev, many thanks!

Trev always sends some high quality, large file size pictures on to us, which Dad loves in particular. he has, however, outdone himself with these great shots!

for those of us born into a world where snow is a regular, or if you will annual, thing, it tends to be a strange relationship. on a practical front it is of course awful - travels in any sort of vehicle are difficult, whereas travel by foot leaves you soaked and frozen. there is, however, something so very reassuring about its presence, like it's the way of the world, and it does look beautiful. especially from a distance.

i am somewhat baffled, though, by the reports coming out of England at the moment. sure, the snow is heavy, but we've seen heavier, and i don't quite understand why all of a sudden the stuff is making things come to a stand still. it never used to, with us all just getting on with it, and it's not like you don't know it will be coming along at some point between November and February, so why all of a sudden does no one plan for it?

as i said before, looking at the picture above and below, it is strange and wonderful stuff, and does tend to let beautiful places like home look all the more stunning! 

many thanks again to Uncle Trevor for sending these along! hopefully you are well prepared for it and have been going around doing the usual Uncle Trevor things!

as it's likely that friends and family in England shall be reading this, well, i shall not bore you with the details of the most impressive heatwave we've had here this last week........

be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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