Friday, 9 January 2009

Doormats Come To the Rescue

A very strange day today. At the moment (11am) it is -4C we have frost, dense fog and suddenly snow. I do not think I have ever witnessed fog and falling snow at the same time before. Very slippery (especially for wonky knees) so Husband and I used two doormats each as stepping stones, picking up the mat behind us as we went, to reach the garage. Main roads are OK to drive on but I decided to not go swimming because this meant driving on untreated country lanes.

Our new verge markers arrived today (see a previous post). We shall have to wait until the ground thoroughly thaws before we dig them in. So far the various authorities have been particularly unhelpful in this matter. If the local authrities do not like our verge markers perhaps they will then galvanise themselves to produce their own???


Lane said...

That's a clever trick with the mats:-)

I don't see how the council could object to your markers as they're on your property.

Freezing fog here too but no snow. Very hazardous early in the morning:-(

Ladybird World Mother said...

Isnt this weather amazing... hoar frost here... so beautiful. Chilldren and I were looking at spiders webs on our way to school this morning. Like lace.
Washing is rock hard out on line!
Keep warm X

Twiglet said...

Love your winter photos. We too had fog and snow last week -weird. Today the sun is shining gloriously and the snow has all gone - what a relief. My sister would agree with you about venturing out with wonky knees.
Thanks for your comments on my blog. Don't worry about the robin -he will find his way to the food!!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Yep. Fog and snow here too. Fabulous photo.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I so envy footballers that can slide on the grass on their knees don't you? When did this supple tomboy become a creaky old lady?

Gill - That British Woman said...

My mother was telling me that she had enough snow that she had to sweep it off the path.........I laughed at her, and said would you like to come over here and shovel.....we have probably had at least 6 to 10 inches of snow over the last few days..........but that is one of the joys of living in Canada. Temperatures are dropping to MINUS 15 oC later in the week, that's without the windchill. So it's getting nippy cold over here. So things could be worse with you guys!!!
Just be careful when you are walking and when you are driving, as you guys are not geared up to a lot of bad weather.

Gill in Canada

Lindsay said...

Lane - Parish council coming to rescue.

Twiglet - have now observed Robin reaching seed.

Retired&Crazy - wonky knees started aged 17.

Gill - thawing out now!