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Fast Fizz!

Fizz hates the snow, she doesn’t like how it falls on her head without warning and how it looks on the ground.  I’m not sure she’s that bothered about the cold but the snow itself is a real issue.  She’s been out a few times, but she comes running back in.  I wanted a few shots of the garden (see previous post) and she wandered out.  While she was staring intently at the snow on the grass wondering if it was worth checking out, I managed to sneak up behind her.  These 5 shots are taken in the space of about 1.2 seconds.  She was a bit surprised, I love how in the fourth shot, her tail telegraphs the direction she’s about the head.

I was playing with the Picasa ‘movie’ stuff, because Grete suggested making an animated image, and as usual, it makes it too easy!  Here’s the youtube vid 😉

Garden – 2010

It’s been a while since I bored you updated you on the state of the garden.  Since you can’t see any of it due to the snow, I thought now was a good time!

We’ve had a couple of decent snow falls over the last week or so, the first didn’t melt before the second arrived, although the skies have finally cleared so we might be okay for the rest of the day.  Here’s a long shot of the garden.

Garden - full shot

We bought a water tub / plant feature thing ages ago, it’s probably been in a few shots of the garden.  We take no care of it at all, and each year it grows a few plants from the bulbs which somehow survive.  We keep it mainly because the cats like drinking from it in the summer when the water is pretty clean.  At the moment, it’s an ice cube.

Fizz - and the water 'feature'

Much like the surface of the canal near here, which is now solid ice (kids have been cycling on it) except for a couple of areas of free flowing water where all the birds are hanging around.  Anyway, here’s two shots of our apple tree.

Apple Tree

Garden - past tree

More snow?

When we were deciding which day to head south, we almost decided to leave it until Monday / Tuesday in the hope of the weather having cleared up.  As it happens, we made the right choice going on Sat / Sun,

Thousands of people have been trapped in their cars overnight after snow and ice brought roads to a standstill.

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Paw prints in the snow

Why are they so evocative?  Click the pictures for full size images.  It snowed in Nottingham today, for about 15 minutes, really heavy wet snow which lay and then started to vanish almost as quickly as it had arrived.

Both cats are old hands with the whole snow thing so no sudden flurry of excitement from them, although Fizz did try and eat a few snowflakes as they fell on her.