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NATURE + GARDENS

A Smoky Sun

March 24, 2014

It’s not until you stop seeing the sun for a prolonged amount of time

that you start to realize the indicators of a longed-for sunny day

Shadows

Sunglasses

Squinting

Sun visor on your car

Sunrise

Sunset

A Day In The Life Sunset over England

After such a bleak winter, the sun is out

and everyone is busy in the yard

burning their garden refuse

(unheard of in America with wildfire danger)

The yummy smell of burning leaves will always remind me of England

Due to all the smoke, we have had the most astonishingly beautiful sunrises and sunsets

with a haze providing an amazing filter

Ahhh, such wonderful bookends to a day

More springtime posts here

Down Came The Rain...
LIVING IN ENGLAND NATURE + GARDENS

Down Came The Rain…

 We have had rain by the bucket-loads for the past month – – For the second time this season, the river jumped the banks and flooded the street – This has never happened in my four years of living here You know it’s a…

January 20, 2014
Autumn Arrives In Surrey
England: Kent + Surrey NATURE + GARDENS

Autumn Arrives In Surrey

With autumn comes the familiar rain, darkness, and chill –  Fog in the fields – – Warming soups Fires in the fireplace Chunky sweaters Bulky blankets Apples dropping Pumpkins to be picked Blackberry brambles picked over – – A rain shower of acorns started by…

October 25, 2013
Snow, England Style
LIVING IN ENGLAND

Snow, England Style

Wondering what to post this weekend, my answer came from the sky… SNOW! – It doesn’t snow ‘big’ or often in this part of England So beautiful to witness the landscape clothed in white – – Thatched houses – – Fields – – and…

January 19, 2013
Tips to defrost a windscreen
LIVING IN ENGLAND MY STORY

Tips To Defrost A Windscreen

I am a bit intrigued as to why English drivers have frost-free cars on a chilly morning. Having lived in snow country in the US, I am a bit embarrassed to say I still haven’t graduated from using a plastic card to scrape my car before my…

January 16, 2013
Frosty England
LIVING IN ENGLAND NATURE + GARDENS

Frosty England

 I’ve never been a big fan of winter, but my kids are – – I’m one step closer to loving this season for all that England has shown me… Making the most of every day regardless of weather  – – Each day is a weather adventure…

December 12, 2012
Winter in Surrey
England: Kent + Surrey LIVING IN ENGLAND

A Wintry Week in Surrey

And here I was bragging about how winter missed our island this year. Ha! Here are a few images from the week… And look what cutie-pie visited our backyard! These rose-ringed parakeets (aka ring-necked parakeets) usually stay in the treetops, so seeing one up…

February 12, 2012
Bonfire Guy Fawkes Night in England
HISTORY LIVING IN ENGLAND

Guy Fawkes Night, Explained

I had plans of hiking near Chiddingfold yesterday to capture the building of their annual bonfire But with mud and a grey sky that doesn’t bode well for photography, I skipped it Yesterday ended with sun and puddles Rain in England varies between a…

November 6, 2011
dog-in-the-snow-1168663_960_720
LIVING IN ENGLAND

The Impact of Snow In England

Yesterday it made international news that Great Britain received a heavy snow that created travel chaos and brought the country to a grinding halt.   Why can just a few inches of snow bring England to its knees? Narrow Roads Most roads are narrow…

December 3, 2010