Thursday, 2 December 2010
How boring can this be, but the weather dominates our lives here in the UK at the moment. We're just not used to dealing with extremes of weather.
I spotted the lead picture first thing this morning (10.00 hours) out of my office window. There had been a brief thaw and the snow had started to move off the roof before refreezing. As a consequence, the icicles had moved inward making an interesting spectacle - horizontal icicles!
People are digging their cars and themselves away from their drives, car parks, kerb sides, interchanges and anywhere else cars can get stuck. It's great to see people walking. I saw a bus this afternoon pull into a bus stop to drop off and when I passed again ten minutes later, the driver and passengers were digging it out. Instead of staying on the road which was clear and stopping, the driver pulled into a foot of snow at the kerbside adjacent to the bus stop and got stuck!
The second shot was of the River Humber about 12.45 hours today (Thursday). You may see a similarity with my blog opening title photograph; it was taken from exactly the same place on St Andrew's Quay in Hull.
My goodness these birds are tough. Most of them live on chips thrown to them by customers from the local fast food outlet (I'm loving it!) who park up here to get the often spectacular views across the Humber.
My two older sons, their cousin from next door and my brother in law are building an igloo in my back garden! I'll post the picture when they've finished.
I do hope you are staying warm and safe.