Built a snowman – the results

When you finally get snow in the UK, you have to make a snow man. So I challenged my friend in Devon to do the same thing and send in photographic evidence.

The above one is the one I made this morning. Lucky I took a picture of it as it has already been trashed and is meltedaway ! But yes – that is really my sock on the top of his head!

And this is a mobile phone shot of the heart covered Devon snow man.

Did you make a snowman? If so please place a link to your image (flickr, twitpic, blog where ever it may be) in the comments and show it to us!

And then the winter came

When I came home from Devon last night, London looked white. This morning I woke up to even more snow, which caused all buses to be cancelled, the tube came to a halt, lots of trains cancelled, airports struggling (Heathrow is closed), schools are closed, and children are having the time of their lifes playing in the snow. It is a beautiful day in London. I am forced to work at home today, but I will have to go for a walk around lunch, as this much snow in London is a seldom event.

Davy 'Snow' Jones

Davy 'Snow' Jones

Snow in London

View from my window

Snow in London (Pimlico)

Is there any snow where you are?

(More snow is to expected in London)

But did you know, That when it snows

Snow in London
View from my morning train …

What a pleasant surprise when I walked out of the door this morning. While I was expecting palm trees to be popping out of the ground soon, London is a bit white in stead. And it’s amazing to watch the differences between a city like Aarhus in Denmark, where they are covering the streets in salt as soon as there is a 0.00042 % chance of snow. And London, that didn’t seem to be prepared for snow at all. Result : the world looks bright. Train traffic is a mess. Buses connecting the train station to my office in Croydon did not run because there was a little bit of snow on the roads. (Do they have snow machines at all in this city?) And half of my colleagues stuck because public transport is a mess all around.

I don’t mind, I love snow. Again I managed to get around the worst of problems, I had a nice walk from the station to the office, I am inside with a cup of tea, the milky way, and I hope lots more snow will fall these days.

My eyes become large and,
The light that you shine can be seen

Vinter i ?rhus

(Klik voor grotere versie – ze zijn wat blauwig, maar dat komt omdat het al donker begon te worden en ik geen flits wilde gebruiken)
Zo werd het toch nog winter. Het is een grote puinhoop wat het verkeer betreft. Een groot aantal mensen rijdt (ondanks dat de sneeuw gisteravond al aangekondigd werd) toch te hard, en eindigt in berm. ?rhus en omstreken schijnt de streek te zijn waar de meeste sneeuw valt op dit moment (Yeah !) en Falck in ?rhus (ANWB) krijgt inmiddels hulp van de omliggende gemeentes. Trein en busverkeer is volledig in de war, en er wordt aangeraden de auto te laten staan en thuis te blijven. Het schijnt de hele nacht nog door te sneeuwen.

Er gaat niets boven het geluid van knirkende sneeuw onder je schoenen en het lopen op nog niet betreden sneeuw. De sneeuw maakt de wereld wat lichter, en dempt het geluid. Wat mij betreft mag er nog veel meer vallen.