Snowfall, Snowdrops and Thaw (Look Beyond – Weekly Photo Challenge)

21 Jan
First snow

First snow in the garden and in the fields beyond

1   We have snow. Our bit of Cornwall has had a beautiful light dusting of snow, just enough to make footprints in and to create that magical hush that descends with the snowflakes.

Light dusting

Light dusting

Snow on the Cordylines

Snow on the Cordylines

2   A walk around the garden gave us the lovely snowdrops in the snow and some delightful bird footprints.

Snowdrops in the snow

Snowdrops in the snow



3   By lunch time all the snow had gone, all as beautifully green as it was yesterday!

Snow all gone by midday

The garden and beyond, snow all gone by midday


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22 responses to “Snowfall, Snowdrops and Thaw (Look Beyond – Weekly Photo Challenge)

  1. Abraham

    February 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I like the birdprints and the contrast between the first picture and the last

  2. Alex Autin

    January 23, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Wow, what a difference a few hours make!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Yes, we were very lucky! Enough to be pretty but not all snowed up as they are further up country. 🙂

  3. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman

    January 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    My type of snow, enough to enjoy and gone by the afternoon! Beautiful pictures.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      That’s what we loved about it too! Happy you liked the pictures 🙂

  4. flowerpot

    January 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    We had quite a bit in Falmouth but,like you, it had all gone by lunchtime!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Pretty wasn’t it? Enough to be lovely without any travel bother! Perfect! 🙂

  5. Choc Chip Uru

    January 22, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Stunning is not even good enough 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. petit4chocolatier

    January 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! I have a little herb garden. I love yours! Oh, I love the snow too 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      We’ve worked very hard over the last few years to get it as it is -still work to do of course as there always is in a garden – but so very satisfying.

      Good luck with your herb garden – ours is due for renovation this year, getting a bit leggy. I’ll post pictures in time to show you.

      All the best 🙂

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    just lovely…such a quick turn around…I love the green and “beyond”…

  8. mixedupmeme

    January 21, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    It is going to snow and it might be an inconvenience. Just accept and enjoy it. 🙂

    Glad it’s you and not me. lol

  9. Shelagh

    January 21, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Spring snows are called Poor Man’s Fertilizer in Vermont.

  10. tartanpants

    January 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Lovely pictures, it was lucky you managed to catch the snow before it disappeared! I see a lot of the rest of the UK is still struggling x

  11. john zande

    January 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Is that your backyard? Please tell me it is!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 21, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Yes, it is!You can also see bits of next doors’ gardens and the gorgeous fileds beyond. We are so lucky! 🙂

      • john zande

        January 21, 2013 at 8:37 pm

        You bet! That is astonishingly gorgeous. Herb garden, too! My garden aspires to be yours 😉

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 21, 2013 at 8:36 pm

      Ours ends at the pale green wall and the trellis. 🙂

      • john zande

        January 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm

        Believe me, my veggie/herb patch would like to be half of what yours is. Well done. I love to see when people do it right… and you have done it right!


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