Monday, 2 April 2018

Easter Monday

And the view from the window is more like January.   Apparently a warm front is coming in and hitting the cold front already here and causing havoc yet again.   The good news is that it is not set to last.   The bad news is the view of my garden from the computer room and bedroom windows at 11.10am.
There is about four inches of snow and it is still falling.  At a quarter past eleven I am still sitting here in my dressing gown, too lazy to have a shower and get dressed.
Tess took one look out of the front door and only with the encouragement of my slippered foot did she go about two feet outside the door on to the lawn and do a wee - then back in to her basket close to the radiator where she has remained ever since.

Now I shall shower, dress and make myself some soup from a variety of vegetables in my fridge for my lunch.   The chiropodist comes at four - that is the extent of my day I am afraid.

What are you finding to do on a day like this?   The weather seems to be pretty general all over the country - but rising temperatures to come - don't despair!

23 comments:

Sue said...

Brr that looks cold. No snow here, just rain. I'm not looking forward to taking Rick out this afternoon. In the meantime I am curled up on the sofa eating Easter chocolate!

Jenny said...

Snow in Wharefedale too, we are staying put with books, knitting, tv (which isn't up to much) and chocolate eggs. Happy Easter.

Librarian said...

Yesterday, Easter Sunday, was grey, dark, wet and windy. Today, the sun is out and we have been for a run in the woods which are beautiful this time of year filled with birdsong and anemonae. Spending half if the day in your dressing gown and having soup sounds like a sensible way to handle a snowy Easter Monday!

Rachel Phillips said...

Rain, rain and more rain here. It brightened up for 10 minutes but has now gone dark as another front has just arrived. Fancy the chiropodist working on Easter Monday.

Mac n' Janet said...

Beautiful weather here, temps near 80º.

jinxxxygirl said...

Well today promises to be another wet chilly day here... (Arkansas) no snow but still chilly.. funny how a damp cold and chill you to the bone... So i will keep busy inside i think.. I have some housecleaning to do and i need to come up with something for supper tonight... I plan on mudding some walls downstairs... soon i will say mudding the ceiling.. I did email you an explanation of what 'mudding' is Pat a little while ago i hope you got that.. the ceiling really is the hard part because you are working over your head.. Then i hope to play in the craftroom for awhile.. I have several projects going on.. Stay warm Pat! Tess too! Hugs! deb

Heather said...

No snow down here but it poured with rain all night and is now beginning to look brighter. I hope your new plants are save under their blanket of snow, and totally endorse Tess's feelings!
Just hibernate until the weather gets it's act together.

Ruth said...

We have 3 to 4 inches of lovely spring snow here, too, in Pennsylvania this Monday morning! Easter morning began with a light drizzle, then the sun came out for the rest of the beautiful day - over 50 degrees F. This morning was a total surprise. The crocuses have been blooming this long time, with just one lone bright yellow daffodil close to the house. Everything else is on hold. The forsythias are showing yellow even though not open yet. I'm not eager to get dressed either. It's a nice day to view the world through the windows.

Enjoy your day Pat and Tess - the snow will probably be gone in a jiffy!!

Derek Faulkner said...

Oh dear Pat, all of a sudden your joyful garden planting must seem like a distant dream.
Here in Surrey and Kent steady overnight rain had fortunately stopped by breakfast time and today has been a mostly grey and damp day. The good news is that the week is going to get progressively milder and even sunnier at times.

the veg artist said...

Wet West Wales - as it seems to have been for the last siz months. Although I don't remember much sun last 'summer' either. I feel sorry for people who have made long journeys within the UK for their Easter holiday!

busybusybeejay said...

Woke up to three inches of snow here in North Wales.I am soooooo fed up with this weather.

Marion said...

Cloudy, breezy and warm here in the swamp. I'll be trying to mow a little more of the front lawn. I got about half done yesterday. Then the cats and I will read. We already have the air conditioner on! I saw my first dragonfly yesterday and saw the Hummingbirds fighting at the feeders. Spring comes early here in Louisiana. I hope your snow melts soon!

Joanne Noragon said...

Every day is warm enough, but every night freezes. The maple sugarers are having a great year.

justjill said...

We had a blizzard this afternoon. Did not lie. More promised. Bitterly cold even when the sun shines. My gardeners have just come and given the grass its first cut....

angryparsnip said...

Like you Daughter has snow snow snow and more snow.
Sunshine and a beautiful day here, one last cool day for us then the temps will be zooming up for our hot very hot summer. Have already had the air conditioner on in the afternoon.
I guess we just have to try and enjoy our days. I have so much work to do that my days are filled.

cheers, parsnip

Countryside Tales said...

Rain here, although it’s stopped now. The temperature has climbed to a massive 11.3 😆. Hoping your snow is gone by tomorrow.

Bonnie said...

Your day looks like mine with the snow Pat. We had two inches of snow and ice for Easter which is unusual for Missouri this time of the year. It is so cold today that nothing is melting either so I am staying in and doing chores around the house. Still dreaming of spring at least. Give Tess my love - I bet she is dreaming of spring too!

Sue in Suffolk said...

We just have rain,lots of rain and then some more rain!

Beachcomber said...

I haven't attempted my usual walk today. It's not snowing here but has poured with rain all day.
We lit the wood burner and sat by it most o the day. I love a good excuse to crotchet and read.
I love your form of encouragement to Tess! Sue

Midmarsh John said...

No sign of the white stuff here just hours and hours of rain. Had to get out my waterproof over-trousers for the first time in years when we went walkabout.

Dartford Warbler said...

Cold rain, more rain and flooded pools and ditches everywhere. I managed a short walk up the hill during a break in the showers, but not a gleam of sun to be seen.

Pat - I hope you enjoyed the company of the chiropodist this afternoon. These winter days can be very solitary affairs.....

thelma said...

You have snow we have rain, the river is high at the moment. But there is a frail sun making its presence felt, a couple of song thrushes in the graveyard.......

Alphie Soup said...

In my part of the world it's a fine, sunny day with blue sky. :-))

Thanks for putting up the photos of the garden Weaver Pat. I'll look forward to seeing more of them as the weather improves - it will, you know - and the garden comes to life.

Alphie