A Snowfall

This morning’s large fluffy flakes of snow swaying in the breeze on their descent to melt upon the ground transmogrified into golden autumn leaves falling in their place by the time we reached Efford Recycling Centre with another car load of garden refuse.

After this the precipitation turned to rain for the remainder of the day during which we undertook a brief shopping trip at a time when according to Jackie, “they bus in the Olds”, by which she means those older than us, who tend to hold up proceedings. This usually happens on Thursdays or Fridays.

Although we have experienced a few flurries – barely enough to make snowballs – since we moved here ten years ago, we did have a fall sufficient for traditional Christmas scenes while at Minstead, posted in https://derrickjknight.com/2013/01/18/pinched-buttocks/

This evening we all dined on Jackie’s classic cottage pie; crunchy carrots; firm broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower; tangy red cabbage; and tasty gravy, with which she drank Hoegaarden and I drank Paarl Shiraz 2020.


  1. I saw the snow flurries south FL had in the ’70’s, other than that it’s been 54 years. To be honest, I miss it!

        1. I was in high school in the late 70s but don’t remember it being that cold down there. Wow. We used to have plenty of snow by Thanksgiving though.

  2. The snows scene here and the ones in your older post from 2013 are lovely! We don’t get a lot of snow here either, though I think perhaps a bit more than you. It generally does not last long. Now having said that… 🙂

  3. A white Christmas sounds wonderful but way to cold for me. Norm said he remembers a white Christmas or two in Sussex during his first nine years of his life before arriving in Australia to a very different Christmas climate.

  4. We had so much snow on Christmas Eve of 2004 that people still know what others are talking about when they mention ‘the Christmas miracle.’ There have been some other light snows, perhaps one every couple of years, but I’d be pleased if another showed up. Yours is beautiful!

    1. Thanks very much, Pat. Heating is better but for some radiators upstairs which need bleeding. The Olds are getting older.

  5. Weatherman told us yesterday that we would have snow today. Filthy lying chucklehead. No snow. I should be thankful, I guess. But I was actually looking forward to seeing it… through my window from my warm abode; with a cup of steaming hot chocolate in my hand.

  6. What a beautiful snowy picture. We get snow about every 2 years. It’s beautiful when it first falls and but not so pretty when it turns to slush.

  7. I miss snow, especially the large, fluffy flakes. Looking forward to following your link. Thanks for the chuckle I got from Jackie’s expression: “…they bus in the Olds”, by which she means those older than us.

  8. Oh my… “transmogrified”?? You must get a kick out of making me go to my dictionary every now and then, huh, Derrick? Your snowfall doesn’t stop you from getting out and about. Good for you! I love that photo of the two horses ;o)

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