Finally! Snow!

When I checked the weekend forecast for London last Thursday I noticed that they were predicting snow.  The last time the forecaster said that it was going to snow nothing happened at all.  It didn’t even rain.  I was disappointed.  I have missed snow this winter.  However, late Saturday night I looked out the window and was shocked to see snow falling.  The next morning I woke up early to head over to the Brompton Cemetery, where I go for walks, to see the snow.  It was wonderful.  The snow along the way was already turning into black slush.  But within the walls of the cemetery it was still pristine for the most part.  Here are some photos.

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TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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55 Responses to Finally! Snow!

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Awww…you got your snow!!!!! Love the cemetery pictures. I love the first snow of the season when it is all white and pretty but once it turns to that slushy dirty yucky stuff I am way over it! Enjoy the prettiness while it lasts!

    • TBM says:

      I was so excited. It was perfect. Not only was my weekend awesome, but then it snowed. It is always a shame how quickly snow can turn into a huge, ugly mess. I don’t know if it will snow again, but at least we saw some once this winter. Bring on spring.

  2. IsobelandCat says:

    I love your snowy angel.
    The snow has just about gone here. I am hoping we shan’t have any more. I now it is pretty, but I don’t like falling over!

  3. Beautiful photos! I’m so glad you got your snow you have been missing. I wish Incould send you mine too 🙂

  4. Kristina says:

    Beautiful 🙂 I don’t remember being that excited to see snow like this year 😀

  5. wolke205 says:

    Stunning photos! 🙂

  6. buddhafulkat says:

    Very atmospheric photos. All of them are great, especially the cemetery and statute =)

  7. Northern Narratives says:

    Wonderful photos. I really like the red berries.

  8. Oh, lovely shots! I especially like the one of the snow-covered statue.

  9. Dounia says:

    Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. Seems it’s all over Europe, like you said, finally!

    • TBM says:

      I saw on the news that many places in Eastern Europe had a significant amount of snow and freezing temperatures. That makes for a difficult situation. Luckily in London, the storm wasn’t that severe and most of the snow is gone. It was a pleasant surprise here.

  11. I always say snow is only good to look at.. otherwise i hate it… they have been predicting snow for the last two weeks here in Glasgow and yet we have yet to see a single snowflake.. Im so happy because apart from looking at it out the window and admiring it’s beauty i really hate it.

    Your pictures are super awesome though… the third one of the graveyard is really cool… interesting place to go to for photos 😛

    • TBM says:

      A lot of people think I’m odd since I love the snow. The cemetery is a popular walking spot for the local residents. At first I thought it was odd, but now I really enjoy my strolls through there. There is so much to see and.

  12. frizztext says:

    I hope you have a good oven …

  13. The Hook says:

    I HATE snow! Beautiful shots. though…

  14. I used to visit a cemetery in Germany quite often.. even had my photos take once.. those cemeteries are quite different to the ones here in the uk… it’s true they are interesting places… i was just jesting with you earlier…

    In the cemetery we found 6 generations of one family buried there.. that was so awesome… and one of the things i discovered there was that you only buy a grave for so many years.. after that time is up they will open the grave and bury someone else on top of you. Not sure if they do this here or in other countries.. but that made a shiver run up my spine..

    • TBM says:

      6 generations of one family…that’s pretty cool. I haven’t heard that you only “own” a grave for so many years in some places. That seems odd that they will put new people in. I haven’t heard of that at all. What a nightmare for historians. I know in some family crypts in New Orleans they will add more family members to the resting place, but I don’t think they add random people.

      • I was shocked too but apparently in Germany it’s normal… I think u own it for either 20 years or 40… After that someone will be buried on top of you or perhaps you’re given the option to buy again. I think it’s to save space in graveyards too.

        Their graves are flat… Flush with the ground with not really head stones but large plaques that lay over the grave flush with the ground. It’s so easy to walk over one if you don’t pay attention to where you are walking.

        Quite interesting really.

  15. Geoff W says:

    You haven’t missed much in Boston so far this year. Once in Oct and even less in mid January. But we all know what might happen in March or April… The photos are beautiful!

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Geoff. I’ve been hearing from my friends that it has been an odd winter in Boston. Seems like winter has been strange all over. Hopefully it won’t stop the spring flowers. I used to love all the flowers in Boston, especially in the Fens and South End.

  16. I remember you saying you were NE last winter, just a little different for you this year. Enjoy the snow!

    • TBM says:

      I was in NE last winter and yes, there was a ton of snow! From what I hear, there hasn’t been much snow in Boston either which is more unusual. I don’t think London gets a lot of snow so I am happy to see it once this winter.

  17. niasunset says:

    I am so glad you had snow at the end… I can imagine, life goes on without any problem with snow. Isn’t it? I hope not to be bad more than this… It is said that this week the snow will come back again here!!!!! Can you imagine this weekend it was between 11 – 15C degrees and now it is going down again… This is strange and makes us all ill… BUT as alwaya your photographs fascinated me, especially the first one, I love these houses and architecture…. Thank you dear TBM, have a nice day, with my love, nia

    • TBM says:

      You have been having a lot of snow. Stay warm Nia! In the past when I lived in Massachusetts and Colorado, by this time of year I was tired of the snow and was excited for spring. It is odd for me to have the first snow this late in the season. I hope spring arrives early for you!

  18. Fergiemoto says:

    Yay! It probably wouldn’t feel like home without some snow.

    • TBM says:

      It was the perfect type of snow for me. It looked lovely and only stayed on the ground for a couple of days. I hate when the snow lingers and collects so much garbage and dirt and looks disgusting.

  19. carol says:

    I never look forward to snow. These photos are beautiful, though. I especially love the one of the statue.

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Carol. The cemetery has so many beautiful statues. I admit I am a bit odd and I love the snow. I saw in the 10 day forecast that light snow is predicted for Friday and I really hope they are right.

  20. T. F. Walsh says:

    I’m jealous… so wished it snowed where i live.

  21. Wow!!! Stunning photos!!! 🙂 **

  22. Caroline says:

    Beautiful photos. And I have thing for cemeteries anyway. We have snow here as well and it is so cold. I can’t say I enjoy it. We are not used to snow and I could do without.

    • TBM says:

      Cemeteries are a great way to get to know the local history. And the one I visit is full of cool people. I’m hoping to learn more and to share the information. It is hard to enjoy anything when it is really cold. Fortunately when the snow arrived here the temperatures increased a little. Last week was bitter cold.

  23. I have to echo everyone’s sentiments – these are glorious photos. How I wish I could say I ‘miss’ the snow – but being a tropical-country-born-and-bred girl, I love the sunshine way tooooo much. Hehe. Enjoy the weather!

    • TBM says:

      Don’t get me wrong, I love tropical climates too! In fact we were talking the other day that we should plan a holiday soon in a warm place. I grew up near a beach and I miss hanging out on the beach all day soaking up the sunshine.

  24. gageier says:

    Sehr schöne Fotos ,super fotografiert gefällt mir sehr schön gestaltet wünsche dir einen schönenTag viele Grüsse Klaus

  25. Robin says:

    I’m so glad you got your snow! I’ve always wanted to see what London looked like in the snow and now I have. Thank you. 🙂

  26. gageier says:

    DAS SIND SEHR SCHÖNE Foto,wünsche dir einen schönen Abend viele liebe Grüsse Klaus

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