It’s Snowing!

Snow in April ?! I’ve known it in March before but April…no, not in the last 30 yrs here in the SW of the UK. It was only 6.30 this morning when I looked out and saw large snowflakes flying horizontally past the window. It was still not properly light but even so I grabbed the camera and with my gardening coat on top of my pyjamas and dressing gown, ventured out to take some photos.

The snow was sticking which was a bit worrying, I just hoped it would be over soon.

The flowers are certainly not used to this!

Prunus Kojo no mai strangely looks a bit pink.

The snow then stopped and the sun decided to get up and popped up over the hill.

We are now having lovely sunshine along with snow flurries every now and again, I wonder how the rest of the day will develop.  I know my flowers will survive after their early morning shock and hope that I can get out into the garden to do a bit more work tidying up. I just hope that the rest of the country isn’t having serious snow. Take care everyone.

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8 Responses to It’s Snowing!

  1. Denise says:

    So unusual and I am sure not what you want or expect. But I must say the snow does add to the beauty of the some of the flowers and the garden.

    • Pauline says:

      The wind is so bitterly cold today Denise, I managed to get out and do some work but got caught in a hail shower! Fortunately I was by my shady arbour in the back so ducked in there to shelter while it lasted. No snow left now, everything back to normal once more, thank goodness!

  2. Noelle says:

    We’ve had snow too in flurries interspersed with strong sunshine, in Somerset. Seedlings have not even gone outside today, let us hope the weather improves.

    • Pauline says:

      The sunshine has looked lovely from inside the house Noelle, but outside it is really bitter! I hope it soon warms up a bit, I don’t like this weather in April!

  3. Cathy says:

    Our snow was just flurries but yours have added another dimension to everything in your garden – such pretty pictures

    • Pauline says:

      The garden certainly looked different this morning Cathy,the flowers don’t seem any the worse for their covering of snow. I gave up and came in when the second lot of hailstones came down on me, I decided it was much better indoors.

  4. There’s always a surprise in the garden. Glad the snow didn’t last long. The photos capture it’s fleeting beauty very well.

    • Pauline says:

      I think winter has been back with a vengeance this last week Susie, giving us all a nasty shock. The temperature has been a lot lower than it should be for April so even without the snow and hail the plants are coping really well.

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