Sorry I have been a bit AWOL for the last week since my little photo incident! It still isn't totally fixed, but I am getting there. Trying to catch up though now. Sorry if I am not reading and commenting very well and replying to comments has also fallen by the wayside too I am afraid.
Thank you all so much for your wonderful messages of support in the comments and by e-mail. They really have meant so much and were so kind of you all. Bloggers really are the best people! I have decided. It is official!
The photos are still being fixed up, but I have backed up now - see my last but one post - and the next job is to work on "the button". More to follow on that in a few days no doubt. Or not. Depends on whether or not I can work it out!! I have excellent instructions to follow though, so it will depend on my own abilities.
The snow melted fairly quickly yesterday thank goodness, but I did see two different car accidents when I was out which was rather scary and proof that you don't need much snow to make conditions dangerous. Before it all went I popped out into the garden to get some more piccies just in case the opportunity doesn't arise again.
You can see how the road started to clear by the time I returned from my morning errands.
So I thought I had better go and get some more pictures before it melted any more.
The sedums in the pots above will be alright, they are pretty tough little plants really.
The bulbs are happy enough too. They have been attacked rather by our resident squirrel, but there are still quite a few buried in their pots. Goodness knows what he has done with the missing ones!
I wasn't really dressed for the snow, I had cut off trousers on, long socks and crocs - what a combination hey!
You can see the snow was gradually dripping off the leaves as it melted, slowly slowly!
Everything looked very pretty though with the dusting of icing sugar.
It seemed to be melting before my very eyes, you can just see the melting water dripping off the edge of the shed roof here. The ferns looked beautiful in the snow though and will appreciate the water I am sure.
Of course I had to take some pictures of the snowdrops actually in the snow! It would have been a crime not to really wouldn't it!
We used to have a lot more, I think that Mr Squirrel has been digging these up and eating them as well. Grrrr!!!
These white berries are called Snowberries, very appropriate for this time of year hey!
I love the way the bright red cornus stems look against the fence and the snow and the rosehips showed up very well too.
Something had been out making tracks in the snow before I got there, you can see that my footprints below are very different to the birds that had been wandering around the garden!
I don't think that it was this little robin that was making the footprints though. He is busy guarding the rhubarb that is still trying to grow up through the snow.
I was amazed to see this parsley looking so green still, it is a lot hardier than I would have thought it to be.
Of course a journey around the garden highlights jobs that need to be done, a new cover is required for the bench and the grape vine needs pruning before the weather warms up. The birds enjoyed the grapes though!
Today is clear and sunny, so I hope that it will be warm at work, but I doubt it. Nothing like working in a historic building with little or no heating on! Hey ho! There are other compensations and at least I can dress up warm and wear my cosy boots.
I expect that was all of our snow for this year, but you never know do you!
Thank you all again for your support and for bearing with me, I really do appreciate it!