Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Receding snowline.. at last!

Views seen from our bedroom window over the rooftops.



The above photos were taken from our bedroom window/through all the rain and snow lashed fug layers on the window panes. Hence the lack of real clarity.
Thank goodness to see blue skies again, even though there are some clouds.
We had everything thrown at us yesterday.  Hail, rain, sleet and large snowflakes. High winds too. Yet, here we are today, and most of the snow has retreated back up to the lakeland fells. 
I was meant to travel to play my indoor flat green bowls yesterday, but the weather put a stop to that!  It was blizzard conditions by the time I was ready to set off, so I decided, out of fear; since I was travelling alone, not to go.    I think I mentioned in my previous entry that it was 30 miles to Penrith from here and meant travelling up through the fells along the motorway.   I wish it had been today instead...but c'est la vie!



This picture hangs on the wall opposite my chair.  It is the interior of Hill Top Cottage which was once Beatrix Potter's home..
It's not too clever, as I can see my own reflection in it, but it gives an idea as to what it is like inside.
There is a cat by the door in the sunshine and another one lying on the ragrug in front of a roaring fire.  The table is set for tea.
The National Trust now look after the cottage which is just across the lake from our village.
Bye for now....






8 comments:

ADB said...

You've certainly had a good helping of snow, and however pretty it may look, it plays havoc with transport. Glad it's now receding.

Jan said...

It must be reassuring to see the snow dissapearing ,I don't blame you for staying at home rather than drive to your bowls club , I did the same for one of my meetings the other evening,I am so looking forward to Spring,and some warmer weather ,Kate told me all about that cottage ,lovely picture..love Jan xx

Aileen said...

We had the Snow,Lovely to look at......But,now gone (more forecast)Sorry you missed the trip though. Thank you for the Christmas greeting, hope mine arrived?
I did a new Entry in December, but only Jan,plus one commented :>(

Take care
Aileen....X

Aileen said...

We had the Snow,Lovely to look at......But,now gone (more forecast)Sorry you missed the trip though. Thank you for the Christmas greeting, hope mine arrived?
I did a new Entry in December, but only Jan,plus one commented :>(

Take care
Aileen....X

Kath said...

Hi Jeannie,I do have great problems at times Getting into Blogger.Guess I am lucky tonight.Lovely pictures and beautiful views you have.I know you play bowls,I remember my Father taking us as kids to play green bowls at the seaside.I loved it.My sister still plays and her hubby too.Both are 76yrs old.Sorry you missed it,as I know you so enjoy it.Lets hope no more snow now.I have had enough of the white stuff.Roll on spring Nanook what do you say LOL!! Take Care God Bless Kath XXX

Gerry said...

Sounds like you have had a pretty severe winter!

natalie said...

Gee! we had to drive through entire snow storms in Colorado and wyoming recently to visit our younger son ! Incredible snow lately! Nice entry! cheers!
natalie

Barb Pinion said...

The pictures are lovely. Though I love seeing snow fall I do not find it pleasant driving through blizzard like conditions or having our car stall over a pass in the dark.
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