Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

24 January 2007

Snow!

Ok, only a sprinkling, but it's there!! Yahay, yahar, yahoo!!

Kids actually managed to throw a snowball at each other, and I got a couple of pics in before work/ school run... but no time to edit them:


(This old steam engine's permenently parked outside my front door! :-) )



(Farm across the road)

© Annelisa Christensen 8:00 am

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At January 24, 2007 12:32 pm, Blogger ann said...

I was not a happy bunny when I awoke this morning... see I told you, or someone, we would get snow by Wednesday. It's my excuse to stay in a while and catch up on my blogging friends, but since it has almost melted Tesco awaits... doh!

 
At January 24, 2007 1:57 pm, Blogger that frolicsome kid said...

Your pictures make me jealous! We have no snow here! =( Then again, if it does snow here, something is REALLY wrong!

Nice looking steam engine you got there! ;) What is it doing parking at your house? =P

 
At January 24, 2007 3:02 pm, Blogger red dirt girl said...

No snow for us.......I think the last was in the 70's...but we did get a bit of ice last week, causing the children to miss school. They loved it! Went outside to pluck icicles off of trees and shrubs - throw them at each other......I realized that they feel they've been deprived....me? I'm not a fan of cold weather......rdkitty likes to curl up by the fire and drink her warm milk!!!!!!

 
At January 24, 2007 3:18 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

:-) ... I remember you saying something along that line, Ann! I didn't have any choice but to go out in it today, but I wouldn't have minded if I could have gone for a walk up the forest - it's a veritable Wonderland when it's snowed. Last year there was a couple of times I went for a walk with my older daughter, and when we started out it was just overcast, but by the time we'd walked a circuit there was a covering all over - it was really beautiful!

 
At January 24, 2007 3:43 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

No point in being jealous unless there's a good covering of snow, FK, it was gone by lunchtime with all the drizzle that's been coming down in between. Now, if the forecasters are right, there's supposed to be 15 cm of snow tonight... in which case... you can be jealous tomorrow, when we stay home from work/school, light a fire in the wood-burner and cosy on in :-)

My neighbours love steam engines, and have been doing up about five of them, which is why that one is there... it's awaiting some part to be specially made. Funny, they are often apologising for the engines being there, but I kinda like it... like seeing a little bit of the past every time I go out the front door.

The other two have been moved to another location now, but down the end of the garden is a shed where they've made smaller parts, and they have a steam whistle in there... every now and then they toot it, and you can imagine one of the first trains steaming up a track!

 
At January 24, 2007 4:29 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

I wouldn't expect any less of you rdKitty! Of course you like your warmth and milk (hot choccie)... definately at this time of year...

Sounds like the kids enjoyed the weather change last week -maybe, one day, they'll go somewhere there's snow for their holidays, or to live, to make up for their deprivation :-)

That's a long, long time ago you had the last snow! I must admit, though it drives me, and the rest of the country, crazy at times, it's lovely to have the dramatic changes in the seasons!

Right at this minute, the sky is this weird reddy-orangey-purple, where distant watery snow is coming down through hazy sunshine, from dark clouds... whilst on the other side of the house (which I can also see from where I'm sitting, it's just one mass of fuzzy pink... and off to yet another side (which I've just looked at) is the most gorgeous dark (azure? - almost the colour of David's 'oneworld' flag in the sidebar) blue sky, with big white fluffy clouds floating in it... yep, I sure love this place!

 
At January 24, 2007 9:03 pm, Anonymous Brian said...

Been, am, still sick. :(

I've tried to read all the posts that I've missed. Hope to be better by next week.

Miss you. :)

 
At January 24, 2007 9:52 pm, Blogger goatman said...

Well, grab the WD40 and some wood and lets crank that sucker up!
We have what are called "old thresher shows" about my area in the summer. Its a lot of very old fellows bringing these-type old machines to one place and contributing to global warming by cranking them up.
This tractor looks to be in restorable shape. It at least should be sheltered.

 
At January 24, 2007 10:43 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

I confess: I´m a tiny little bit jealous about your snow! I haven´t seen any snow for ages - but it´s only a tiny little bit because I adore your pictures =)

 
At January 24, 2007 11:09 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Oh,(((Brian))), you poor thing! And I've been neglecting you as well! I must admit, I thought to pop round to yours yesterday, then fell asleep watching a film... must've needed it though. I'll come see you in a bit! (promise :-))

Believe me, Goatman, my neighbours are ardent admirers of anything steam, and although the engine isn't in shelter, it will be painted and gleaming eventually - they work on it even in weather such as todays!!!

They have, somewhere, a couple of working engines, and at least another two to be fixed up (one of which used to take up the car-parking space between the houses!! :-) ) In the summer, they take them to shows, and last summer they had the steam tractor out as well, letting all the kids steer it round our close! That was fun! :-D

I've got some photos of them at the fete last year... I'll see if I can find one...

Sanni- really, there's no need to be jealous...

...yet! :-) Tonight there's due a proper snowfall... well, according to one forecaster. Another one says that we're just going to get a heavy frost... so, it will be a nice surprise if we wake up to the white!

(My younger son has already planned to meet up with his friends and go sledging - talk about optimism! :-D)

Thanks for appreciating my photos... makes the addiction worthwhile! :-D

 
At January 24, 2007 11:13 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

I've heard you're due for more snow.... Hope it's not too chaotic.

Perhaps Sussex copes better than Bucks used to?

I remember getting off school because the steps were too icy! (OK so that was a while back now....)

 
At January 25, 2007 9:53 am, Blogger Annelisa said...

Morning, Topchamp - no, the roads aren't too bad. They grit them so regularly, now, throughout the winter cold seasons, snow doesn't really have a chance to settle...

Only a couple of schools shut today. Not ours though :-(

 
At January 26, 2007 12:26 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

My comment was eaten up yesterday! I'm glad you had a wee taste of winter! Hope you get at least one snowman built this winter! I love the old steam engine cool!

 
At January 26, 2007 2:57 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

That blasted comment-eater...Gets everywhere, doesn't it MOI!?! :-S

Not a snowman, but snowball fights and being snow Angels were definately highlights...

Ok, I'll dig out the steam engine pics I've got from the summer fete... I think all three of the engines that used to be outside the front are in it! :-)

 

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