Wednesday, 16 December 2009

SNOW!...well a little dusting of it



This morning I was greeted by Alan telling me it had snowed overnight and that he was popping out to take some pictures for my blog (very thoughtful, I thought). That news certainly helped me wake up. I hopped out of bed to have a look out of the window. I confess, I was expecting more than just a dusting but it was still nice to have a little rather than none. Miss P's reaction to it was 'Ooh great, no school' but her hopes were dashed when Alan told her it would require more snow than that before the school would decide not to open.

I have laryngitis & a cold so have been staying indoors for the past few days. That's why Alan went out to take some photos for me this morning. I have had a deep hoarse voice for the past few days but today I am losing it...My work involves quite a bit of talking over the phone so I am taking everything I can so that I don't lose it! Being self employed I can't delegate my work to anyone else and with a deadline to meet I simply cannot lose my voice now...

I've just rang Alan at work to see if I can still be understood at the other end of the line, he said that now I sound like a little old lady...with a sore throat! Oh dear..., not being one to give up, I shall persevere...




Sunrise by the barn


The field opposite the house


Snow covered shrubs


Snow covered heather


Bird bath in the garden


Oh well it's a start, maybe we'll get more snow soon...

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

66 comments:

Hen said...

Oooh, it looks lovely. We had a very hard frost overnight and snow showers are forecast for the next few days but none yet. Harry is predictably beside himself at the thought of snow! Hope you're on the mend soon.
Hen x

Michela said...

Such a lovely thought from Alan to take these beautiful pictures for you! Get better soon!!!

Carol said...

Wonderful photographs, thank you.
It looks lovely, cold but lovely!
All we have is drizzle, not very inspiring!

coco rose said...

Awww you poor thing, I hope you are feeling better soon. It's horrible to feel rotton and a sore throat is the worst! I get soooo grumpy when I get a sore throat. What gorgeous pics! It makes me feel all festive, so thank you for sharing those with us! I hope your day is a good one and you start to feel on the mend soon. love and hugs xxxx

Bonjour Madame said...

The dusting of snow is beautiful and how sweet that he got up to take the pictures for you! Feel better!

Stephanie

Sal said...

Poor you! Do get well soon!
Lovely photos!
Big hugs ;-)

marigold jam said...

No snow in this part of Somerset yet! Like you I am nursing a sore throat and cold and sounding like an old lady with a sore throat! Wishing you "prompt retablissement"!

Jane x

the pig lady said...

How beautiful, we had been promised a little dusting of snow but sadly only a few flakes fell here. Sorry you're not well, I wish you a snuggly day and a fairy voice by tomorrow! Hugs Debs xx

beck said...

I'm sorry to hear you are sick, how annoying! At least you have a lovely sweetie who is there to take photo's and be kind. I loved the photo's he took of the sprinklings of snow, like icing sugar on top of cakes! So pretty and so different from where we are. Hope you feel better soon, xo

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Isabelle
Sorry to hear you are poorly - take care of your voice! I had plenty of laryngitis years ago as a Class Teacher and really empathise with you!
A dusting of snow, eh? Lucky you - we woke to frosty cars but everything else is pretty damp. I love your sunrise photos! That is what I went looking for yesterday, on my Birthday morning!!
Take care, stay warm,
Denise x

Lori said...

we had our first little bit of snow that actually stuck to the ground last night!!!

take care of yourself Isabelle...i hope you are feeling better soon:)

. said...

So beautiful.
Alfazema

Heloise said...

Beautiful photographs. Hope you will soon be feeling much better. Just wondered if you had tried local honey mixed with cider vinegar for you throat, it is very soothing.

The sewing room said...

Oh lucky you on the snow scene the pictures are great buy poor you feeling ill i hope you get better soon .



Get well hugs Pat

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Alan has taken some gorgeous photos! How magical to have snow. I'm so sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Get as much rest as you can. Health is the important thing over work. And Honey yes and Sandalwood oil is meant to be good for throats that are sore. Try not to use your voice too much! I wish it would snow in Sydney. It's sooo humid! xx

Tabiboo said...

'Oh' it looks beautiful and crisp - we're just keeping our fingers crossed for over here now!

Angela said...

Well you've had more snow than we've had - none to date, but I believe it is on it's way, can't wait to get some snowy pictures. Hope you get better soon.

Diva Kreszl said...

Alan is a sweetheart for taking these photos for you, perhaps he can double as your translator! feel better soon!!!

Lululiz said...

Glorious photographs! Isn't he a darling for braving the cold, just to take photos for you?

dots and spots said...

You lucky thing - no snow in Shepton just damp and grey!!! Hope you feel better soon.

Mary Poppins said...

Well done Alan, he has done you proud there :) Gorgeous photographs. Hope you can rest that voice, I studied voice training when I was at Drama school, and know how precious ones voice is, could Alan take the reigns for a little while maybe, if he is as good at talking as he is at photograph, your work shall be in very safe hands :)

hope it improves very soon

Love and a Merry Christmas

Mary

X

Julia said...

hello Isabelle

I do hope you are feeling a little better now, what a lovely man your husband is to take such beautiful photographs for us all to see, the sunrise is stunning, and it looks beautifully wintery with the snow.

Get well soon, and take good care of yourself.

Love Julia xxx

Florence and Mary said...

We had a little snowfall in London a few hours ago but sadly not enough to settle yet! Fingers crossed overnight it'll put a stop to the trains so I can't get into work tomorrow!!!

Victoria xx

Julies knitting corner said...

Great pictures he has done well,sorry your not well it sounds horrid. Keep warm and I hope you get better soon. best wishes Julie.C

The Garden Bell said...

It must be going around blogland. Hit here yesterday... Sure wish I could get my hubbie to take my pictures for me.... but it's only 5 out here right now... brrrrrr.

Absolutely, love the snowie barn pictures in the early morning with the sun rising. He did a great job.

lemonade kitty said...

Let it snow, Let it snow Let it snow!!I love it...Just a few flakes to get us tingling all over. Lucey xx

erin said...

i just love the frosty photos!! so ethereal and beautifully quiet. hope you feel better soon!
take care,
erin

Ticking stripes said...

Very serene looking pictures - delightful. Hope your voice is better soon!

bellaboo said...

Hope you feel better soon,and fully recovered in time for Christmas.I was all ready to rush out this morning to take snowy pics,but only a hard frost.This afternoon we had a few flakes falling...but they're forcasting more for Friday,so fingers crossed!

Bellaboo

Beth Niquette said...

Well, I'm so envious! And what marvelous photos!

No snow here, just a good strong does of Oregon rain! (sigh)

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Feel better soon Isabelle x

We have a lovely dusting of snow here too! So Christmassy and hushed outside, Squeak, I think I am a little bit over excited! Nothing new there then!

Hope you are on the mend,

Love Sarah x

andamento said...

Lovely! No snow here yet. Hope you're feeling better soon!

Kate said...

Men really are quite useful sometimes aren't they?!!! He has certainly done you proud with the photos, they are lovely. We've had snow here in SE London most of the day which has sent the Christmas excitement levels up somewhat.
Get well soon, keep warm
x

Floss said...

Lovely show, but do look after your voice. I lost mine year after year as a teacher and it was partly because I pushed it when I should have kept quiet. Drink lots of water! Get well soon,

Floss

Anna said...

Wonderful winter pictures, I love snow and today it's been snowing all day here in the northern part of Denmark!

Anna x

Auntie Cake said...

Oh my! What a charming barn you have! So sweet. I would adore looking at that sweet barn out my windows! Have a very Merry Christmas!
Kate

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

How Lovely of Alan to take those beautiful photos for you. I hope your thoat is feeling better soon.
Luv Sophie xxx

By Deva said...

Wonderful winter pictures, I love snow*

ginny said...

the 'dusting' was lovely today.. i do hope your throat improves isabelle..' chamomile tea with honey, lemon and a hint of whiskey always works for me... the chamomile seems to numb the throat somehow and seems to relieve the soreness.
look after yourself,
with warmest wishes
ginny x
p.s. great photos

June said...

Oh my Isabelle, aren't Alan's photos wonderful?! Everything looks beautiful with that dusting. Unfortunately we got more that a dusting here where I live. It is beautiful though, so I will not complain.
I'm sending you get well wishes.
hugs

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

YOur photos are positively fantastic ... how heart breakingly beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Exquisite photos. Hope you are feeling better very soon.
Take care
Lisa x

funkymonkey said...

Looks gorgeous. It's just cold and damp here. Get well soon.

Tracey

The Curious Cat said...

Wow! What beautiful photos! So atmospheric...lucky you have a good photographer hubby! Sorry to hear your voice isn;t doing so well...honey and lemon and hope it gets better! xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

That is how I like the snow, just a light dusting to look like glitter or icing on a cake!

cocoa and blankets said...

Hi ...we have had snow too hurray and on the last day of term too...a great start to the holidays...but I do have a boot full of marking!

Country Cottage Chic said...

It looks so very pretty - great photos Alan!
Poor you - hope you'll be feeling better sonn!

Jayne

Sylvia said...

Beautiful pictures with the snow and the sunrise !
A little bit of snow here too.
Hope you're feeling better soon, Isabelle.

Take care,
Sylvia

Catherine said...

Thank you for coming! we are have frost and more snow tonight,but we won't have some for xmas...good evening Catherine

resewn sally said...

Wow! The view from your house and garden are beautiful! Lovely photos. and such a considerate husband. I hope you feel better soon, Honey lemon and some grated ginger should help with the sore throat and the voice. it works for me anyway. Thank you for sharing your lovely views.
ResewnSally.

maría cecilia said...

Dear Isabelle, I wish you and your family a very happy christmas time, and may next year brings much joy, goodd health, happines and tons of love and blessings to you all.
I´m so sorry not having the time to visit you as much as I would love to do, hope you understand.
Much love to you my dear,
Maria Cecilia
p.s. lots of snow!!! how great...

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What beautiful photos, Isabelle! Hope you feel much better soon.

manon21 said...

IL neige aussi ici!!
merci de ton passage


Joyeux Noël

manon

Knot Garden said...

It's snowing here today but there isn't very much of it yet!
Have a very happy Christmas.

Donna said...

Get well soon Isabelle xxx

koralee said...

Snow...yahoo...even if it is just a dusting it turns an everyday world into such a magical place..ours is all gone...the rain came. Please feel better soon my friend.

MarmaladeRose said...

Tell Alan, he did a marvelous job with the photos. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Laura @ EdenRose said...

Hope you feel better soon, we have had loads of illness in our house lately, it's miserble! Lovely snow pics, we are hoping for snow tomorrow :)

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Isabelle...hope you feel better real soon.
Alan has a great eye for photography. We're getting snow right now unfortunately I left my camera at home. The trees will look great with the snow on them!
Take care,
Carole

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Thanks for your comment.
What a pretty blog you have! x

Rosie said...

What lovely photos! I do hope you feel better soon:)

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Enitram said...

Very beautiful countryside !!!! I like it

Duchess of Tea said...

Isabelle darling, I thank you for your love and support this past year when I needed it most. Your kindness has left me feeling blessed. You have made my first year of blogging a memorable one!! I am certain that 2010 will be an amazing year for us both. Enjoy the last day of the year and have a marvelous 2010 full of good health, happiness, prosperity, love and blessings.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Kerri ~ ArtisanBella.com said...

I like to visit your blog and see the pictures of your contry :) Have a wonderful new year!

ozgrkdn said...

Snow,vintage,very nice all of things,I love this blog..thanks for everythings...