A snowy plot

I woke up on Tuesday morning to find that it had snowed overnight so after breakfast I took a quick walk to the allotments for a look round.  Here’s what the plot looked like –

Flighty's plot, 3 Feb '15 (2-3)

I was surprised to find that there were no animal tracks, such as foxes, as there usually are after it’s snowed and presume that it started after they’d been out and about.

Thankfully the snow melted during the day and there’s been none since, but it continues to be bitterly cold, wet at times and windy.

The day before I’d been reading Nikki’s Monday miscellany post with a slight touch of envy as she wrote about the weekend being in the mid 70’s F (24C) with a few clouds and soft spring-like breezes when here it’s hardly been above freezing recently.  And if you’re wondering where she lives it’s Southern California.

Have a good weekend!

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34 Responses to A snowy plot

  1. Jo says:

    The plot looks pretty covered in snow but I don’t like to go out and about in it. We’ve had a couple of sunny days this week, lovely blue skies, but it’s still been bitterly cold.

  2. Liz says:

    There’s a sense of peace and stillness that comes with fresh snow, even a light snow. It looks as though you took the picture from a rise of some sort, looking down at the plots. Is there a hillock?
    The weather here in Kentucky has been similar to yours, like a roller coaster, with cold, damp or snowy days; then a day or two when it feels like spring; then frigid Arctic blasts. . .

    • Flighty says:

      Liz yes I agree. No, it’s just taken looking uphill, although there’s not much of a slope, and I am over 6 feet tall.
      It’s been wintry here for a couple of weeks now which is too long, and looks set to continue into next week. xx

  3. Sara says:

    It all looks very peaceful. Hopefully warmer days will come soon xx

  4. Joanne says:

    I always think a dusting of snow gives a magical air, I always enjoy seeing my garden covered in snow, it covers so much! Glad it melted for you, I really enjoy going for a walk in fresh snow, not that pesky stuff that has melted & frozen over. I don’t like that at all! Take care x

  5. Jenny says:

    Its both the pro and con of being friends with bloggers in other parts of the world – the envy of seeing how much better their weather is precisely when our is feeling miserable! We’ve not had much snow at all, a few flurries that didn’t settle, and as pretty as snow is I’m glad that’s all its been so far.

    • Flighty says:

      Jenny hello. Yes, and of course the weather even in different parts of the country, let alone elsewhere in the world. Same here, that’s all there’s been here so far, and me too. xx

  6. menhir1 says:

    It looks a familiar sight and the descriptions of wind and cold you give, feel the same as we have too. Today, Thursday 5th Feb is extraordinary, we’ve gone from sub zero to near 10 degrees C! It’s a very welcome blip. xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Menhir it’s been the wind here that has made it feel so cold and kept temperatures feeling at, or below, zero for much of the time. It sure it was. xx

  7. Caro says:

    It’s easy to be envious of warmer weather when we’re battling the elements here (and hasn’t the wind been icy this week!) but I lived in the tropics as a child and can remember longing for more seasonal weather! Still, roll on spring!

  8. pianolearner says:

    Still none here apart from on the mountains which look very beautiful.

  9. Carrie says:

    Haha, I’ve just been doing my blog catch up reading and was really rather envious of Nikki’s post myself. Sometimes I think I live in the wrong place 🙂 xx

  10. CJ says:

    Southern California, big sigh. It’s cold and wet here, I stood outside watching football after school this afternoon, so I know exactly how cold and wet. No snow yet though. Your plot looks lovely and clean in its white coat. Stay warm Flighty. CJ xx

  11. Chloris says:

    It is cold at the moment but as long as it is not windy and you wrap up warm it is nice to be outside. But we have no snow here at the moment thank goodness, I hate the stuff.

  12. Glo says:

    Can just about hear the silence on your peaceful snowy plot! I love checking for prints in the snow after a covering as well, and I’m as surprised as you as there were no tell tale signs of visitors… Looks like tea, biscuit and reading weather to me 😉 Looking at Nikki’s blog does make one realize the differences in temperature ~ lovely there!

    • Flighty says:

      Glo it always seems quieter after it’s snowed. Me too, so I was surprised that there weren’t any. It certainly has been that kind of weather. Lovely indeed, lucky Nikki. xx

  13. nikkipolani says:

    Yah, I did think about you when I saw that snowy “bitterly cold” description. You can see why we love February 🙂 Hope you have something good to read with something warm to sip. And thanks for the mention!

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki thanks. I don’t mind it like this for a few days but it’s now been like it for a couple of weeks. I’ve got a slowly diminishing pile of books to read, drinking lots cups of tea and eating too many biscuits. You’re welcome. xx

  14. snowbird says:

    How surprising not to have any animal prints….I do hope your foxes are still around. Sighs….yes Nikki’s weather is something to pine for….and now she has roses!!!!xxx

    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird it was as a snowy plot is usually criss-crossed with various tracks. Me too, as I haven’t seen much of them for ages. It sure is, and she has indeed. xx

  15. elaine says:

    Well, at least you got a sprinkling – winter’s not winter without a little of the white stuff.

  16. I like snow to a certain degree. Your light blanket of the white stuff looks very pretty. We’re supposed to reach 75F tomorrow and stay that way for a number of days. At this time of the year, when that happens, we know something drastically cold will most likely move down from Canada right behind. I’ll be out in the garden taking advantage of it while it lasts! The changes are so sudden. Just yesterday it only reached 40F. You also have a good weekend!

    • Flighty says:

      Anna I don’t like it when it changes quickly like that, and wish for more settled weather. The seasons here have definitely become noticeably less defined over the years. Thanks. xx

  17. It’s a good size plot you have, Flighty. Thank you for the link. I must have missed this posting.

    • Flighty says:

      Paula it’s only a half plot, about 30 by 60 feet. You’re welcome.
      Once everything that I plant and sow starts growing I’ll do a photo tour round the plot as it’s all bare earth at the moment. xx

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