Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas everyone

Hope you all have a fantastic day.

From all of us at

Reads Retreat.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

First Snow

Welcome back to Reads Retreat, where we are just getting to grips with the first snowfall of the winter. Yesterday morning my drive home from work was treacherous to say the least. During the night ( i was working!) there was about 4" of snow in about 3 hours. The roads were somewhat slippery, and my journey home took about 40 mins instead of the usual ten mins! I think it was 2nd gear all the way! This snap was taken through the conservatory window at about 7.00am. It looked lovely! Off to sleep i went!

The view from the same window (different angle obviously) was somewhat brighter this morning. Clear blue sky had followed a light overnight snow fall, and the snow on the conservatory roof was attempting to melt. Every now and again there's a "crunch" as a chunk of snow falls from the roof! I couldn't resist a snap of these icycles. Nothing to report from the garden, except to remind you all to put food and water out for the birds! Wild birds are a great addition to the garden, and especially during this weather, their presence should be encouraged.

I hope you are not too badly affected by the snow - try and enjoy it !

Take care all,