Beast from the East & storm Emma.
Guess what the Beast from the East accompanied by storm Emma brought us? Well, a whole load of snow and minus degrees on the Celsius thermometer. For Kernow aka Cornwall in the very south of the UK this is most unusual. It must be nearly 10 years since last we had some of the white stuff. Before that, probably nearer 20 years. Here are some photos taken from our latest experience with this stuff from which all children made snow men 🙂
In the evening, with a single lamp post lighting up the back garden, it looked nearly Christmas-like. Shame this was not here in December for the yuletide.
You can clearly see where Booma has been out for his business earlier this evening 🙂
Short video of drive home.
The Day after …
Following the arrival of the Beast from the East and storm Emma, we had icy snow to tread carefully on.
Our cars were all covered in some delightfully intricate frozen patterns from Jack Frost.
Like feathers all over the screens. Although looked nice, certainly took some defrosting to enable safe driving …
Wonderfully though, the super resilient spring crocuses were still doing their bit once the snow and ice disappeared.
Crocuses of course produce saffron, a VERY expensive spice used in our Cornish saffron cakes and buns for example. Saffron is dearer than gold by the weight!
Here’s a field I found in a local park prior to recent cold-spell.
So for now, chin up and enjoy today’s sunshine and the warmth it brings. We wish you a Gool Peran Lowen / Happy St Piran’s Day and trust you too enjoyed Cornish pasties yesterday on our nations Day.
Wishing you all a warm and safe week wherever you are globally.
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