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RedSquirrel 
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01-18-13 02:57 AM - Post#4040808    

Just the views from our windows.







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Luvmyvespa 
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01-18-13 05:34 AM - Post#4040810    
    In response to RedSquirrel

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

 
Beth Ann 
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01-18-13 07:03 AM - Post#4040818    
    In response to Luvmyvespa

brrr

 
Kazzam 
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01-18-13 07:07 AM - Post#4040824    
    In response to Beth Ann

That looks so nice and beautiful. I wish we could have some of that cool white stuff. Another scorcher day here tomorrow.

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-18-13 07:07 AM - Post#4040826    
    In response to Kazzam

oooh, pretty!

 
gingersfavorite 
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01-18-13 07:42 AM - Post#4040836    
    In response to kaleidoscope

wow Rosey - so pretty! I'm a little jealous!

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-18-13 07:45 AM - Post#4040838    
    In response to gingersfavorite

DH has finished work now. It's still snowing a little, and the sky is heavy with more, but we're going out to take some photos and to build a snow gecko. More photos later once we've thawed out.

 
gingersfavorite 
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01-18-13 07:48 AM - Post#4040840    
    In response to RedSquirrel

awww

 
ScrappinTraveler 
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01-18-13 08:45 AM - Post#4040852    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Ah darn. . .you got all of my snow! We didn't even get a flurry. . . all that fuss about nothing at my house . . .

It's so beautiful . . . I would just stand at the window all day long :-)

 
Canadian Linda 
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01-18-13 09:39 AM - Post#4040884    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Lovely pics Rosey. Is that a little shed in the 3rd pic?

 
qaustriangirl 
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01-18-13 10:23 AM - Post#4040902    
    In response to Canadian Linda

So beautiful!

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-18-13 10:40 AM - Post#4040904    
    In response to Canadian Linda

Yes, it's next door's summer house.

Here are some more.















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Grandma to 3 
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01-18-13 10:46 AM - Post#4040916    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Love the pics!!

I'd love snow if they can figure out a way to keep it off the streets, driveways, sidewalks. I hate shoveling snow.....

 
scrapanda 
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01-18-13 10:49 AM - Post#4040920    
    In response to Grandma to 3

Lovely photos!

 
qaustriangirl 
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01-18-13 11:12 AM - Post#4040930    
    In response to scrapanda

Looks like you had much fun!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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01-18-13 01:13 PM - Post#4040966    
    In response to qaustriangirl

Beautiful photos, but I'm glad it's there and not here.

 
Aunt Rosy 
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01-18-13 08:37 PM - Post#4041040    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Beautiful pictures, Rosey. We don't get snow like that but I love looking at your pictures.

 
Kazzam 
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01-19-13 06:49 AM - Post#4041098    
    In response to Aunt Rosy

I love your geckos, you did a great job in designing them. Thanks for the pics.

 
Kiwifarmer 
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01-19-13 06:44 PM - Post#4041174    
    In response to Kazzam

Thats lovely Rosey!! Do you normally get snow where you live in those amounts? Alicia said they got hardly anything in Gravesend....she was bitterly disappointed as in London they had about 3 inches, so she was hoping to arrive home to see snow....only a dusting!

 
jsaa1994 
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01-19-13 06:50 PM - Post#4041180    
    In response to RedSquirrel

pretty!

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-20-13 02:56 AM - Post#4041202    
    In response to jsaa1994

The last couple of winters have been snowy here but we missed them because we were in drought-stricken WA. Here on the west coast we are protected by the Gulf Stream from most cold weather, but every 5 or 10 years we might get good snow.

It's always been a problem for the government because we can go for years with hardly any snow so there's no point in stock-piling salt and grit, and keeping snow-ploughs running for the few weeks that we need it.

I think snow-chains on cars should be available though, and those grippy things that strap onto shoes. I saw a pair in our local hiking shop for about £20 but I didn't get them. I think I should have - it's cheaper than a pair of proper snow shoes. And the council could deliver a bag of grit to each household for us to spread ourselves.

Yesterday we were outside in our road with 2 of the neighbours clearing the road. We cleared the junction to the next road and 6 homes between us. The kids built igloos and snowmen. It was fun and neighbourly.

 
Nora 
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01-20-13 05:09 PM - Post#4041310    
    In response to RedSquirrel

No sand or salt or snow plows? Wow!! Do people just stay home when it snows or do they try to go to work?

Your photos are STUNNING!! You looked like you had so much fun too.

We had a snowstorm on Wednesday and I didn't take any photos. It was a snow day for us (even with our snow plows, grit and snow blowers!!) and I spent the day cleaning our house. It was long over due and I was happy to have the time!!

 
RedSquirrel 
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01-20-13 06:29 PM - Post#4041362    
    In response to Nora

Thanks Nora!

There are some snow ploughs, but they only use them for motorways or major routes. They do grit some of the roads with rock salt, but again only the main roads. Our road is two streets away from the nearest gritted road. I'd like to say that the residents clear their own patches, but on my 10-minute walk to church this morning, only our little end of the cul-de-sac and one other house had done any clearing.

We just aren't geared up for bad weather. And after this week it will probably all melt and be gone anyway. See the problem? Just a few snowy days in a whole winter? You can see why the government doesn't want to bother. It's cheaper to have people call in for those few days than to pay out to clear it.

And that's why we get so excited about snow!

 
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