Snow Day!

If you’ve been following this blog for the past few months then, you must think it would be inevitable that I would I get out at some point to walk around and take photographs of the local landscape, blanketed in a sheet of white.

That’s what I did yesterday afternoon! 😀

A lot of snow fell in the night before and continued to fall throughout the morning. They’d forecast rain or perhaps sleep to arrive after lunch (which would’ve melted all the lovely whiteness) but, that didn’t quite happen as more flakes arrived.

Another ‘shower’ was forecast for this morning but, as I’ve just gotten out of bed(!) and had br’lunch-fast, I might have missed it. After filtering through my many megabytes-worth of photos, last night, I’ve settled on a final count of 89; 76 of which you can find in my Flickr album, along with those you’ll see below.

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Court in the Moment

My week started with a whole two-days off of work and, rather sadly, no plans to do anything in particular or to see anyone socially (which hurt twice as much, following the disappointment of Saturday). For both days, the weather forecast was, to say the least, a little worse than what we could’ve hoped for and the severe flooding that we’ve suffered in the days since is evidence of that. Upon waking up, Monday didn’t look too bad. If there were rain clouds in the sky, they didn’t look ready to burst for a few hours. I was looking to escape outdoors somewhere with my camera but, I also said I would take the time to drop my sister off at her volunteering job and pick her up again after lunch. She usually walks there but, she had some trouble with her shoes recently and so, if we were to account for thirty-minutes of driving in each direction, that would’ve left me with no more than one-hour to spend with my camera (not nearly enough time).

Oldbury Court Estate, Bristol

So, I moped around in my bed for much of the day and postponed my adventure until Tuesday, when I awoke to the sight of rain falling heavily from the dark clouds above. It wasn’t letting up but then, I was very bored and fed up of being stuck indoors. My boots were still in the van from Sunday’s walk and I felt as though they could do with a wash so, I donned my waterproofs and off I went to the Oldbury Court Estate in Bristol.

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Rain

I got myself out of bed about forty-five minutes ago, only to discover the rain on this, my day off. It’s completely destroyed my hope of going to Bath for the day and doing a walk around there. Looking at the forecast, we’re supposed to have intermittent showers for most of the day. I don’t know what I’m going to do to keep myself busy today. Sometimes, the bad weather doesn’t help a mood that’s already on the decline. I feel like just going back to bed and lazing the day away, which is such a waste of a day off work. 😦

Tomorrow’s forecast looks a little drier (but still cloudy), aside from a few hours of fog in the morning (like yesterday, I assume). So, I’m going to try and keep my hopes up that I’ll be able to go to Bath tomorrow.

I’m really struggling with this week’s writing homework as well. We have to write a scene of dialogue that involves some form of conflict. Last week, in the class, we read a scene just like this from No Country for Old Men. All I have in my head are thoughts of writing a fictional dialogue between two people who recently got engaged and that is so wrong! I can’t think of anything else or, where there might be an issue of conflict. I might just have to admit that I couldn’t do the homework this week…

We were almost set with something else, which would’ve involved writing a list of basic descriptions for each of the people you pass on an average day. That sounds quite fun and I imagine that’s what we’ll get set with this week.

Poem: ‘Welcome, Winter!’

‘Welcome, Winter!’

Dark morning and early nights
Each and every day can feel like a fight
Work all day; no time to play
Things don’t always go ‘our way’

It is easy to feel down and low
But also, it’s important to know
When days are cold and though, not hot
It’s not to say that you must rot

Wrap up warm and face the fear
Time is precious, when loved ones are near
If all alone, do not stay at home
Life will continue and it’s ours to own!