Friday 2 December 2011

JYC 2 Dec

Shimelle's prompt for JYC today spoke about the weather and what we associate with Christmas.  It reminded me of a nonsense poem my dad taught me when I was little:

Whether the weather be good
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not

Whilst we love to think of a white Christmas, they are few and far between in this part of the UK.  More often than not Christmas day is a bit like today has been.  Frost on the ground when you wake up, temperature rising slowly but never making it into double figures and a bit of dampness or rain.  But tradition dictates that we go for a walk after Christmas dinner, so no matter what the weather is like, we wrap up warm and head for the fresh air.  This photo is of the lane at the back of my house:  
it would be lovely if it looked like that on December 25th but this photo was taken the year that we had snow at Easter time!


scrappyjacky said...

As we're at home christmas day....I'd be happy if it looked like that....probably wouldn't be so pleased if we were trying to get somewhere else!!

Jane said...

I enjoy the snow if all my family are safely with me

Sian said...

My Mum used to recite that one! AS we are supposed to be making our way to her house this Christmas, I'm hoping for no snow over Christmas

Ruth said...

I always like the idea of snow, rather than the reality!

Amy said...

It is like walking into the never-never land ... a mere dream for me down here though. Christmas day can be a bit unpredictable, it can be super hot or it can rain - somewhere in between would be nice!

So ... what do you have to explain to Santa?

Jo said...

Great photo and a lovely poem :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love how this prompt kindled a memory of that poem from your father.

boysmum2 said...

I would love snow at Christmas, but seeing as 1) I live in the wrong hemisphere for that and 2) it is currently 26 degrees outside! Then I will just have to dream whilst looking at beautiful pictures of snow at Christmas time

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