Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I took this picture from my study window half an hour ago. At that point, it'd been snowing for about an hour. As you can see, the main road is clear enough to allow a bus to speed through, but everything else is getting covered in snow. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you'll be able to make out a young woman walking on the pavement.

This much snow is very unusual for London this early in the year, and it's not even the first we've had this winter. Over the last 3-4 weeks we've experienced some unseasonal and extreme weather, with plenty of frost, snow, sleet and low temperatures. According to the Met Office, it's been the most prolonged spell of freezing conditions since December 1981.


Rajesh said...

Beautiful. Good work of cleaning the roads from the snow.

VP said...

Nice sna, with the moving bus and the snow caught in the cone of light.
I spent many mid-January breaks in London along the years and never saw any snow, at least downtown.

Tinsie said...

@ Rajesh: It's the magic of gritting ;-)

@ VP: I'm not surprised you never saw snow. It's very rare in December and early January. We usually don't get any of the white stuff before end of January at the earliest, but this year is very much an exception.

JM said...

Dean Martin would have loved the title you gave this pretty photo! :-)

Tinsie said...

I'm sure he would :-)

Steffe said...

A bit unusual. If you need more snow don't hesitate to ask!

Gattina said...

I remember a lot of snow in the 90th when my son lived in London. That was really terrible.
My Wordless Wednesday, show empty beer bottles (the day after) and a Christmas tree decorated with "Anti Virus" DVDs, I found that so funny.

Gena @ thinking aloud said...

Cold and miserable, but what a lovely, lovely picture - you caught the motion soo well, not to mention the lighting!!! Lovely Tinsie!
have a great and warm weekend!
Gena @ thinking aloud

Tinsie said...

@ Steffe: A little more snow would be most welcome, thanks! Can we have it on Sunday though? I'm having a party tomorrow and if any more snow falls, no one will turn up!

@ Gattina: There's usually quite a bit of snow at the end of January, but it tends to melt after a couple days. This time, we got it earlier and it's lasted longer.

@ Gena: Thank you!