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Snow!

Postby Maia » Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:56 am

Last night, walking back from work, it was so windy that I was almost blown over a couple of times. This, it turned out, was Storm Arwen, which was battering the UK, and which, if nothing else, proves that there's at least one Tolkien fan at the Met Office.

This morning the storm has subsided, though as I write it's still quite windy outside, and in its wake has given us snow! I discovered this when I went outside earlier for my morning ritual, and felt was like a kid again, all excited. There's something very special about snow, I think. The texture of it on one's skin, the smell of it in the air, and so on. It brings back so many happy memories, and tells us that winter has finally arrived, which is undoubtedly my favourite season.
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Re: Snow!

Postby MagsJ » Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:24 pm

Maia wrote:Last night, walking back from work, it was so windy that I was almost blown over a couple of times. This, it turned out, was Storm Arwen, which was battering the UK, and which, if nothing else, proves that :) there's at least one Tolkien fan at the Met Office.

This morning the storm has subsided, though as I write it's still quite windy outside, and in its wake has given us snow! I discovered this when I went outside earlier for my morning ritual, and felt was like a kid again, all excited. There's something very special about snow, I think. The texture of it on one's skin, the smell of it in the air, and so on. It brings back so many happy memories, and tells us that winter has finally arrived, which is undoubtedly my favourite season.

The storm has claimed a few lives already.. :|

No snow here yet.. but when it arrives, the cat and I will be out in it,
as when we did when he first saw and experienced snow, a few years ago.

I want it to be so cold, that I have an excuse to wear my salopettes..
and make like I’m on da slopes.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:41 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Maia wrote:Last night, walking back from work, it was so windy that I was almost blown over a couple of times. This, it turned out, was Storm Arwen, which was battering the UK, and which, if nothing else, proves that :) there's at least one Tolkien fan at the Met Office.

This morning the storm has subsided, though as I write it's still quite windy outside, and in its wake has given us snow! I discovered this when I went outside earlier for my morning ritual, and felt was like a kid again, all excited. There's something very special about snow, I think. The texture of it on one's skin, the smell of it in the air, and so on. It brings back so many happy memories, and tells us that winter has finally arrived, which is undoubtedly my favourite season.

The storm has claimed a few lives already.. :|

No snow here yet.. but when it arrives, the cat and I will be out in it,
as when we did when he first saw and experienced snow, a few years ago.

I want it to be so cold, that I have an excuse to wear my salopettes..
and make like I’m on da slopes.


Yes, sadly, it has indeed claimed some lives.

A cat that likes snow? My parents' cats don't like it one bit, and very much prefer to stay indoors all winter, just, well, sleeping all the time. And eating.

I checked not long ago and most of the snow on the grass has melted away, unfortunately. Hopefully it's a sign of more to come, though.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:04 pm

I like the feel of fresh snow crunching under boots, the clean smell of the air, and dry cold ice. Everything turns white and the world looks clean.

Lots of cats like snow, felines have adapted to mountain climates, hence mountain lions and panthers.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sat Nov 27, 2021 2:19 pm

Urwrongx1000 wrote:I like the feel of fresh snow crunching under boots, the clean smell of the air, and dry cold ice. Everything turns white and the world looks clean.

Lots of cats like snow, felines have adapted to mountain climates, hence mountain lions and panthers.


And foxes too. We get a lot of those round here.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:42 pm

A foxy devil:

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Re: Snow!

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:30 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Maia wrote:Last night, walking back from work, it was so windy that I was almost blown over a couple of times. This, it turned out, was Storm Arwen, which was battering the UK, and which, if nothing else, proves that :) there's at least one Tolkien fan at the Met Office.

This morning the storm has subsided, though as I write it's still quite windy outside, and in its wake has given us snow! I discovered this when I went outside earlier for my morning ritual, and felt was like a kid again, all excited. There's something very special about snow, I think. The texture of it on one's skin, the smell of it in the air, and so on. It brings back so many happy memories, and tells us that winter has finally arrived, which is undoubtedly my favourite season.

The storm has claimed a few lives already.. :|

No snow here yet.. but when it arrives, the cat and I will be out in it,
as when we did when he first saw and experienced snow, a few years ago.

I want it to be so cold, that I have an excuse to wear my salopettes..
and make like I’m on da slopes.



magsj, come to denver, it'll be snowing here soon enough, and if you don't want to wait, you can drive an hour into the mountains and there's tons of it, and it's cold af so you can test all your winter gear.
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Re: Snow!

Postby MagsJ » Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:47 pm

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The cat was very intrigued with his first snow experience..
until he realised it was just water in a different guise, lol.
He’s ok with rain, but not storms, and gets mesmerised
by the plants and shrubs swaying in a stormy breeze.

I’ve been toughening-up myself against the cold.. global
warming is well and truly curtailed, but now there’s the
rise in ferocious pollen allergies, the warning from the BHF
of the risk of suffering a heart-attack when the weather
goes below 12c.. especially now in females, and other such
novel ailments to worry about.

A Lib Dem guy told me, at a by-election in May, that trees
planted in the UK are male and their pollen is much more
potent than female trees.. hence the rise in pollen allergies
across the entire country, but he can’t remember why they
use male trees, but there is a reason. :-k
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I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:17 pm

MagsJ wrote:_
The cat was very intrigued with his first snow experience..
until he realised it was just water in a different guise, lol.
He’s ok with rain, but not storms, and gets mesmerised
by the plants and shrubs swaying in a stormy breeze.

I’ve been toughening-up myself against the cold.. global
warming is well and truly curtailed, but now there’s the
rise in ferocious pollen allergies, the warning from the BHF
of the risk of suffering a heart-attack when the weather
goes below 12c.. especially now in females, and other such
novel ailments to worry about.

A Lib Dem guy told me, at a by-election in May, that trees
planted in the UK are male and their pollen is much more
potent than female trees.. hence the rise in pollen allergies
across the entire country, but he can’t remember why they
use male trees, but there is a reason. :-k


I have to admit that I hadn't even heard the one about having heart attacks when it's below 12c. That's really going to mess with my winter camping trips. Or rather it would do, if I took it seriously. What will they think of next, I wonder?
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Re: Snow!

Postby MagsJ » Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:18 pm

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I read it in the British Heart Foundation's email.. sadly, it’s a reality.. so many people are succumbing to heart problems, even though they’re healthy-as and even the young.

The article said that people are more likely to, so as long as you’re fuelled-up and wrapped up, you should be fine.. I guess Winter isn’t the time to be sticking to keto, huh.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

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aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:30 pm

MagsJ wrote:_
I read it in the British Heart Foundation's email.. sadly, it’s a reality.. so many people are succumbing to heart problems, even though they’re healthy-as and even the young.

The article said that people are more likely to, so as long as you’re fuelled-up and wrapped up, you should be fine.. I guess Winter isn’t the time to be sticking to keto, huh.


I've always been very lucky with my health, and I'm almost never ill, but I suppose it's too easy to take this for granted.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:29 am

magsj, patagonia capilene baselayers will change your life
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Re: Snow!

Postby Meno_ » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:28 am

Just came back from Utah, the mountains are all snowed under, back in Calif. found 100 degree weather clashing with the spirit of Xmas that is supposed to be around the corner. It won't last, but such anomalies is like a slap in the face from mother nature- one can not get sentimental in an atmosphere of worn out semi tropical almost a set , up, as holly wood has few remaining reminders of a wonder land.

Remember the slow swirling snow around the Grey smoke out of chimneys keeping kids warm as the yearn for the day that means present filled socks? Or hay burned in late autumn? None of this here in the city of anxious buyers wrapping their white chrismases within Bing crosby's reassuring seasonal tune -i'm dreaming of. White Xmas.

Im such a sentimental fool. But grasping at vestiges of memory.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:22 am

utah is a great place to stare at nature
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Re: Snow!

Postby Meno_ » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:42 am

Mr Reasonable wrote:utah is a great place to stare at nature



Yes and let nature stare back.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:24 am

There was still a bit of snow on the grass this morning, crunchy underfoot. I don't think it snowed last night. There's no wind at the moment, and it feels like it might be quite sunny later, which will presumably melt what remains of the snow, though it's still reasonably cold at the moment, around 0C I would estimate.

Please let me know who's interested in hearing more regular weather bulletins like this.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:17 pm

Let's hear it!
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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:18 pm

Urwrongx1000 wrote:Let's hear it!


Ok, will do.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:28 pm

Are there any snow or ski resorts in the British Isles? They're really fun, and the air is worth it.
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Re: Snow!

Postby MagsJ » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:35 pm

Mr Reasonable wrote:magsj, come to denver, it'll be snowing here soon enough, and if you don't want to wait, you can drive an hour into the mountains and there's tons of it, and it's cold af so you can test all your winter gear.

I’ll bear your offer in mind.. : )

Is it home for you, for now? I’m thinking of going up to Scotland, to get my snowboarding-fix in.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:36 pm

Urwrongx1000 wrote:Are there any snow or ski resorts in the British Isles? They're really fun, and the air is worth it.


I've just checked and there are some in Scotland and one in Llandudno, North Wales, not far from where I often go camping.
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Re: Snow!

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:40 pm

Sounds like a meeting in the making, send us photos magsj and Maia xD
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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:53 pm

Urwrongx1000 wrote:Sounds like a meeting in the making, send us photos magsj and Maia xD


I'm not much good at photos, I'm afraid.
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Re: Snow!

Postby MagsJ » Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:46 pm

Maia wrote:
Urwrongx1000 wrote:Are there any snow or ski resorts in the British Isles? They're really fun, and the air is worth it.

I've just checked and there are some in Scotland and one in Llandudno, North Wales, not far from where I often go camping.

There’s one in Wales? much closer than Scotland.. I’ll have to check it out.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

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Re: Snow!

Postby Maia » Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:39 pm

MagsJ wrote:
Maia wrote:
Urwrongx1000 wrote:Are there any snow or ski resorts in the British Isles? They're really fun, and the air is worth it.

I've just checked and there are some in Scotland and one in Llandudno, North Wales, not far from where I often go camping.

There’s one in Wales? much closer than Scotland.. I’ll have to check it out.


I hadn't heard of it either, even though I know the area quite well.
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