Winter Came

We had a touch of winter this morning. It had been frosty last night so I covered the windscreen and went to bed. It turned out to be a good decision and saved a lot of scraping this morning.

It was about minus 4 degrees Centigrade this morning or minus 7 for Number Two Son when he left work out in the countryside). That’s 25 and 19 for those of you working in Fahrenheit – nippy, but a long way from being a polar vortex. So far, despite the gloomy hysteria of the newspapers, it’s been quite a reasonable winter. It’s often like that – newspapers never like the facts to get in the way of a good story.

It’s the same with our exit from Europe – all all gloom and doom with tales of starvation and shortage. We probably will suffer shortages, but mainly because of panic-buyers, not true shortages. I remember this back in the 1970’s – shortages of bread, sugar and toilet rolls come to mind.

I’m going to buy an extra pack of toilet rolls and some tins of beans and corned beef. That, I expect, will see us through.

Anyway, back to the weather – have a look at the photos. It was a good morning for photographs.

These four show variations in colour as I used the camera to pep up the colour. The enhanced photos aren’t too far from the truth, though the greyer ones are probably closer to the truth.

And here are a couple of birds – one Great Tit flying off as I tried to picture it feeding, and one Blackbird assuming an air of mystery in the frosty grass.

24 thoughts on “Winter Came

    1. quercuscommunity

      Yes, whatever happens, I just want it over. If civil order breaks down and we all starve we can always hope for a UN Peacekeeping force and bags of rice thrown from helicopters.

  1. tootlepedal

    I have to say that I don’t entirely share your mild optimism (though I agree about the lack or need for stockpiling). I think that we are headed for a mess with any upside some way down the road if at all and those who led us into it will skip off merrily with their profits from shorting the market and those who voted for it will look round and wonder who to blame. And that might get us into very murky waters.

    1. quercuscommunity

      It’s all a front. In reality I agree with you. We’ve been comprehensively lied to and we will merely have to do what America or China or even Russia tell us to do. But as we’re already doing what the DUP tell us I don’t suppose it matters that much.

      1. Lavinia Ross

        I am sorry for our part in all this mess. We are having plenty of problems of our own over here. I expect things will get worse before they get better.

  2. jodierichelle

    I loved the photos with the purple and mint colored wood. They really popped. Whose gardens are these? It looks like you’re poking around someone’s yard, which has never lead me anywhere good.


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