Who would have thought it sunny Devon turned into Winter wonderland . Two days ago my hanging baskets were ablaze with colour , winter flowering pansies in full bloom and now they look like miniature ice cream cones .Oh did it snow yesterday , it certainly did ,relentlessly and then last night it froze . I ventured out this morning to find a large tray in my shed , Millie my cat,refuses to go out and has been sitting with crossed paws looking increasingly desperate . Fortunately hidden away in the deep recesses of a cupboard is a bag of cat litter so I filled the tray and placed said cat upon it . She gave me a filthy look as if to say you don’t expect me to go in there and departed upstairs in a huff .
The snow has now got a crisp topping to it after the freeze and it is like walking across a giant Christmas cake with the ice breaking off in great big chunks . Eastern Ceder who is used to vast volumes of snow where she lives in the States would be laughing if she could see the total turmoil we are thrown into when we get barely a foot of snow.
One thing I do love is the muffled silence the snow brings just for a while you can imagine what it would have been like living over a hundred years ago - no cars ,no tractors , no planes just the natural sounds of the world around us .
Even the light in the house is different white reflected off the snow.I expect I shall enjoy it for a few days more and then I will be stir crazy and dying to get out .
One thing I am waiting for is for the phone to go with an offer of help for the elderly and vulnerable and I shall ask them if they could provide me with a toboggan - I can’t seem to find mine !