Friday, 8 January 2010

Whatever the weather...

One of the things I like about being a Brit is our obsession with the weather. This is one of our national stereotypes and source of amusement in other countries.

When a friend from New York moved here she put away all her winter clothes on the first mild spring day as that's what she did in the US as when the weather warmed up there it stayed that way. A few days later she was horrified that it was snowing and below zero and she had to scramble around in her freezing attic to find warm clothes. I think this is where our weather obsession comes from. British weather is unpredictable but also has subtle variations. In places where the weather is predictable why talk about it?

Our recent winters have been wet but mild so this one is taking us by surprise. I'm enjoying the snow and loving wearing my hand knit socks - did I mention I love handknit socks? I also love the beauty and quiet snow creates. Here's a picture from NASA of our green isles turned white. Beautiful.


mostcurious said...

See, the Minnesotans know better than to put away winter clothes before at least May. I'm only half kidding.

Deb said...

I love your blog and seeing England up close. I'm from Canada and have roots through the line of the "Bonnie" Prince Charlie. I think this picture is cool. I am more of a crocheter than a knitter. You knit beautifully. Love your socks.