No snow on our boots

While much of the country remains covered with snow and struggling to transport goods and people to their destinations, London is clear and dry.

A sunlit Amwell Street
A sunlit Amwell Street

I took this photo in Amwell Street (London N1) this morning. The sun was shining brightly, making us feel less cold. If you look carefully, you will see that there is even someone sitting out on the terrace of Myddleton’s Deli.

I am not feeling complacent, however, because the winter is not over and may yet have some unpleasant surprises in store. Meanwhile, I feel for those living in the snowbound parts of the country, aware too that their difficulties are also affecting us. We are all in this together.

Let’s hope that the weather improves soon.

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About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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6 Responses to No snow on our boots

  1. AEJ says:

    What do all the squiggly lines on the road mean? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • SilverTiger says:

      The wavy lines are painted on the road at the approach to a zebra crossing (a pedestrian crossing marked with black and white stripes on the ground). In fact, I am standing on the crossing to take this photo.

      Vehicles in the area marked with wavy lines are not allowed to park or to overtake one another. This is so as not to block other drivers’ view of the crossing.

      The British system of road markings and signage has often been criticised for being too cluttered, distracting drivers rather than helping them.

  2. After another cold one yesterday, things started to get warmer here and today the countryside has returned to green – a colour not seen round here for what feels like months. They say it’s coming back though all that white stuff. Trouble with the thaw is you get to see how messy and dead the garden looks!

    • SilverTiger says:

      I’m glad to hear the conditions have eased. It was a little warmer today here too.

      Our garden is always a mess, so no surprises there. We call it the wildlife park. It get chopped back whenever they decide to put up scaffolding to do repairs on the house, something that has occurred several times lately.

  3. WOL says:

    We had a brief warm spell, too. Got up to 74F(23C) yesterday. A bit blustery though. I thought about you and your hats. You’d have liked the temperature, but you’d have had to tie your hat on.

    • SilverTiger says:

      When you wear a hat, you learn to “fly” it in whatever windy conditions prevail. I have a Panama hat which, being straw, you would think would blow away in the lightest breeze, whereas in fact I have worn it in a gale because it was such a close fit to my head.

      I do have one of those old-fashioned hat clips that attach at one end to the hat brim and at the other to an anchor point, such as the collar of your coat. In very windy occasions I put it on but so far, my hat has never taken flight. If ever it does, the clip should stop it blowing away.

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