Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Yes! It Does Snow in Devon

This morning I set off to do my 'big' shop. I figured it was a good time to do it as we are expecting a blizzard tomorrow (Thursday) so today being forecast to be just dandy, was just the time to stock up the pantry. Well... perhaps not!

Halfway through my shop, I happened to glance out the huge glass front of my local Tesco and see snow pelting down from the heavens. 'Not to worry', thought I, 'I shall quickly finish up and be on my way.' Hmm...

Well, my 20-minute journey home ended up taking 2 hours of null driving. The snow was falling so heavily that driving visibility was only one car length ahead. As I drove through the suburbs just before the country lanes I need to drive down to get home cars started getting stranded on hills. I managed to get stuck three times but thankfully I do have a little experience driving in snow so zig-zagged my steering wheel in order to get some traction to get up the hills. I don't think it was terribly good for my car as all sorts of warning lights started to come on when I finally turned into my drive.

This is the road I live on. No gritters or snowploughs come this way so we need to be somewhat prepared to last a few days.
Once I reached the lanes, well, let's just say I think I had angels with me. Somehow I managed to get home but my poor husband is most definitely snowed out. Fortunately, he manages a hotel so that's where he will be staying tonight and possibly tomorrow night.

The sheep and their lambs were collected by the farmer this afternoon. Conditions are awful and certainly not good for lambs. I was very happy to see that this farmer cares so much for his livestock. 

As you might know, I am a snow lover. It is so magical. I don't like driving in it, it does create havoc that's for sure. But how can you not appreciate it's beauty?

Today we have had a few sunny spells between snow storms and WOW! I am always taken by the countryside's beauty under a blanket of snow. Now that we live overlooking the ocean, the snow views of snow meeting ocean are something special!

The amazing thing is that you can see the snow storms approaching over the ocean. It really is spectacular. I just love nature.

Anyhoo, enough snow pictures. You can see my full range of snow pics on my flickr albums if you are interested. Right now I'm going to grab a cup of coffee and snuggle up next the fire with a good book.


  1. Wow how could you see where you were going! Very beautiful. You must be extremely happy😍

  2. Sorry to hear about your 2 hour misadventure. Beautiful, beautiful pictures.

  3. I love snow too, unless I must drive in it! Prayers and knowledge does help when one finds oneself having to drive a vehicle though. Alas, winter seems to have left us and we are having the most beautiful early spring.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous photos! Glad you made it home safely!

  5. Sometimes a good snowing in is just the thing. Happy Snow Days!


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