The snow has settled

When I bestirred myself this morning and looked out of the window, I saw that it had snowed overnight, was still snowing and that the snow had settled, at least in places. The Met Office was advertising an air temperature of -1°C.

We initially thought we would not venture out today, what with the cold and the possibly slippery conditions. Later, however, I went outside briefly to place some recycling in its bin and when I saw that conditions were really not too bad, we decided to made a dash for coffee.

Pentonville Road
Pentonville Road

As you can see in this view of Pentonville Road, traffic has cleared the roadway and where the Council has spread gravel on the pavement, the snow has melted, leaving a path. Even so, there were possibly slippery patches.

A glimpse of Wild Kong
A glimpse of Wild Kong
Photo by Tigger

Tigger managed this glimpse of Wild Kong between heavy traffic. Despite my reservations about the symbolism involved, I have become quite fond of the red gorilla.

Snow in Claremont Square
Snow in Claremont Square

This photo of a familiar scene shows that where traffic has not cleared the roads and no grit has been spread, the snow has remained.

The reservoir
The reservoir
Photo by Tigger

The Claremont Square reservoir was also dressed in a covering of snow. It was still snowing when these photos were taken and continued to do so while we were out.

Snow covered car
Snow covered car

What makes me think this car’s owner has not driven it today? 🙂

St Mark's in Myddelton Square
St Mark’s in Myddelton Square
Photo by Tigger

In this also familiar scene, with the Curvaceous Tree to slightly left of centre, you may be able to see that the trees also have snow on some of their branches.

On the way home with our coffee, we heard a strange noise, a sort of rumbling sound. It was quite loud but we could at first see nothing to explain it. Then this man appeared.

Taking the office chair for a walk
Taking the office chair for a walk
Photo by Tigger

The noise, it turned out, was being caused by this gentleman apparently taking his office chair for a walk. Well, and why not?

Given the cold conditions, by the time we reached home with the coffee, it seemed a good idea to give it a quick spin in the microwave. No sooner said than done. Nice, hot coffee!

That will be our outing for today. We do have an important errand to run but, all being well, we will deal with that tomorrow.

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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