Friday, 1 January 2010

First Day of Twenty-Ten - Still Snowing!

Just a short picture show of New Year's Day, 2010, in the Scottish Borders.
Wishing you all the Best New Year EVER!

video

15 comments:

Barry said...

The snow is absolutely beautiful. Its like a whole new world for the New Year.

We have the meanest trace of powdery snow on the ground here.

A human kind of human said...

This is of course fascinating to me who sits here at the Southernmost tip of Africa in front of a fan trying not to melt away. I wonder how many times that huge old tree has found itself in this very setting.

PhilipH said...

Thanks Barry, good to see you. I am hoping that our thick blanket of snow will soon fade away so that we can get out and about again. Trust you are doing as well as possible and our very best to you and yours for 2010.

Hi Anne, If only you could blow a bit of that warmth towards us I'd be very much obliged! I guess the old Ash tree has had worse winters to contend with over the last century or so. Had a couple of elderly ladies stop by a few years back just to see if the tree was still here. They used to have a rope swing on it when they lived here many moons ago. Have a good new year!

Cliff W said...

Keep well-wrapped up there Philip. Arctic air continues to sit above us but so far we have escaped any of the heavy snowfalls that you've received in the Borders. Have to admit that I am hoping that this cold air will have a positive effect on reducing the number of garden pests that we've been plagued with the last few "summers".

PhilipH said...

Cheers Cliff. I hope all the bees survive really well this winter too. Good luck in 2010.

The Bug said...

How lovely - although I totally understand the cabin fever. My husband wants to know how do you find the sheep when it snows? Ha!

Anonymous said...

Oh for some of that lovely white stuff! I'd love to play snow balls instead of swimming in the sea!

Vera said...

What a pretty picture! I would have posted a photo of our first day of 2010, but it would be one of muddiness, the heavens having decided to dump on us one hell of a deluge! Hope 2010 is a grand year for you, and sending loads of blessings your way.

willow said...

Your front snowy view is marvelous, Philip! And that huge ash tree is simply majestic. Happy New Year to you, my friend.

Pauline said...

To see that view from my front door every morning would make my heart sing no matter what the season. I will work your 100 year old ash tree into a poem, I think. Thanks for the glimpse into your snowy world. Happy New Year!

the walking man said...

Way cold here no snow to speak of though. Best to you as well Philip.

Shadow said...

wow, it sure is piling up! stay warm and stay safe!

Land of shimp said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if it was possible to interview that Ash tree? Ask him what he's seen come and go in his long life, from his decidedly fixed position.

It's beautiful, Philip. That view out your backdoor is the very definition of peace, but I can understand the desire for a thaw. Never fear, as 2010 ages, the snow will disappear and on some broiling hot day in July, you can look at this video, and feel refreshed.

A very Happy, healthy New Year to you, Pat and your entire family, Philip!

By the way, don't take this the wrong way, as it is meant as a compliment entirely; are you aware that you sound a bit like Alfred Hitchcock doing narration? It tickles me each and every time, because you sound like his affable English counterpart!

thistledew said...

Phil,
The snow is something amazing at the moment. I noted your post on my blog, sorry about the email address missing, I thought that I had set it up. However it is there now. My offer still stands, please contact me if I can help at any time.
David.

thistledew said...

Phil,
The snow is something amazing at the moment. I noted your post on my blog, sorry about the email address missing, I thought that I had set it up. However it is there now. My offer still stands, please contact me if I can help at any time.
David.