Meet the neighbours

By mrswoolybill
This is just for a laugh. The snowman is just round the corner from us and will feature in a future town calendar. The other two were taken yesterday morning, the third time we've dug out this week. This is our regular winter social activity and we quite enjoy it. We were perhaps a bit over-optimistic in putting the bins out though...
Thanks for looking,

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SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 7:23AM
Lovely fun images.

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gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
24 Jan 2013 7:25AM
A fun shot.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
24 Jan 2013 7:26AM
You seem to have had good deal of snow, Moira. V1 is my favourite, I like the expression with a full smile.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 7:35AM
What we get is pretty paltry compared with Scandinavia - it always amuses me how unprepared and shocked some people are even Up North. We're quite high up, and have been getting around 20-25 cm a day. This typically happens several times a winter and locals cope with it, but every time the County Council bleats on about 'exceptional conditions that normally occur no more than once a decade...'
And then London gets a shower and the whole country grinds to a halt...
Cheers folks. We are in school today so it's an early start and very little time for pleasure.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 7:42AM
I was conducting a four-hour exam supervision and missed all the "fun" Tongue
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
24 Jan 2013 7:48AM
I can remember the winter of '63 WinkGrinGrinGrin
24 Jan 2013 7:51AM
Nice set Moira. Vi for me today, it is so lovely
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Jan 2013 7:56AM
A bit harsh on Londoners, Moira, it's the people who live outside that have the problems and the routes into London from the Home Counties. GrinGrin

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 8:23AM
A rather cheerful looking snowman who would look great in your Town Calendar. "Is that real coal Moira?" As for the wheelie bin, well that really is being optimistic.

Regards Nathan Grin
24 Jan 2013 8:26AM
An endearing and cheerful image. A
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 8:29AM
Gosh what a lot of snow! Love That snowman, the children must have enjoyed building it and V2/3 shows a nice neighbourly connection - a good job done by the snow clearers and by you for the capture
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
24 Jan 2013 8:34AM
You've certainly had your fair share, Moira, love the smile on the snowman's face, he's enjoying it even if other aren't Grin Carol
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
24 Jan 2013 8:50AM
Got to build snowmen apparently is it stops flooding.
You had sunshine to be the looks
Regards Richard
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
24 Jan 2013 8:56AM
Brilliant set Moira.

My wife thought it was a bit optimistic in putting the bins out last night and they've just been emptied.

LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 9:01AM

Quote:I can remember the winter of '63 WinkGrinGrinGrin

Me too, it was wonderful, but we still weren't allowed indoors at break and lunchtime at my school!

Nice series but the jolly chap in V1 makes that my favourite.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
24 Jan 2013 9:28AM
Your composition in version one makes the image, it may have been for fun but it really is rather good.

Best Matt
24 Jan 2013 10:16AM
your snowman looks so hopeful
Little does he realise his fate....
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
24 Jan 2013 10:17AM
Excellent set Moira, with V1 an especially appealing and cheerful snowman Smile I quite like the angle and composition.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 10:57AM
Thanks everyone, we are home on a brief visit (and Bill is clearing the drive again... )

Quote:your snowman looks so hopeful

Quote:I quite like the angle and composition.

Thanks in particular to people who have noticed the angle, I tried several angles and compositions and this was the most optimistic-looking.
24 Jan 2013 11:05AM
Great smile on the snowman
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 11:11AM
Oh and yes, it's real coal, but none of these houses has a chimney so goodness knows where it came from.
I spotted the snowman in the morning, and went back after lunch to ask if I could photograph it. The family had just refurbished the smile because of a further fall of snow.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
24 Jan 2013 12:44PM
Nothing brings out the neighbors quite like trash day, or a good snow storm.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
24 Jan 2013 1:08PM
Love the snowman's expression. He looks like my dog begging for a treat. A great fun image. The other 2 show how much snow and the work involved to maneuver through it.........Sandy
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 1:09PM
Our pile is around half as high as yours Moira and we have uphill access too. No snow here so far today Smile

TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
24 Jan 2013 2:52PM
Golly, you've certainly got plenty of snow up there, Moira! Love V1, it would be a great Silly Sunday upload Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
24 Jan 2013 2:56PM
That snowman must've had one helluva Christmas lunch. He looks completely stuffed and still has that post-Christmas-lunch stoned-out-out-of-his-gourd expression on his face.

Lovely shots, Moira, and that looks like a lot of snow! Well I would think so, wouldn't I Wink

Paree 11 616 3
24 Jan 2013 3:49PM
wonderful set.
i also made a snow man,
well we must stop the floods mustn't we ha ha WinkWinkWink
graceland 12 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 4:15PM
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 4:17PM
Robin, how sweet. I've got a Betty!
Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 98 14 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 4:51PM
Great fun images.Smile

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
24 Jan 2013 5:10PM
No snow in our parts this year, but we had snow two years ago and it actually stayed on the ground for a day - seems children as well as grown-ups were out making snow men.
This one is a particularly happy one Smile

24 Jan 2013 5:34PM
A smashing Winter trio Moira, V1 being the Star, but I guess to you, it's just another Man who would melt in your Arms Wink

John Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
24 Jan 2013 6:25PM
I am particularly taken with V2 which shows the typical British workman leaning on his (snow) shovel. Next stop for him must be the motorway counter-flow.Wink But he'll need another type of shovel.

RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 6:45PM
He's a cheerful chap in v1, I wouldn't mind him as a neighbour!

24 Jan 2013 10:38PM
Got the angle just right to show the happy-chappy snowman at his best.

25 Jan 2013 1:51AM
Love winter!SmileTongue Such fun, Moira!SmileSmileSmileSmileTongue
25 Jan 2013 7:42AM
You are featured e2 piccy at the moment
25 Jan 2013 11:18AM
And a great laugh it gets from me Moira, I wonder where the carrot is now?

frz67 7 10 32 Italy
25 Jan 2013 9:42PM
what a beautiful smile! and quite a lot of snow

Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
26 Jan 2013 11:16AM
Lovely snowman Moira he did make me chuckle . We too have a good neighbourhood. Found another bag of logs by my back door last night ! By you have had some snow. I see the price of snow shovells has gone up to 12 at Tesco & all we've had is torrential rain . Brightened up this morning xx MD
kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
27 Jan 2013 11:01AM
Is he leaning into the wind or just rushing up to the house for a mug of hot chocolate?
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1501 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 11:09AM
He's smiling up at the front window, where the children can see him.
I walked past the house this morning - he is just a pile of slush now...
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
28 Jan 2013 10:08PM
What a jolly looking snowman Moira, this one made me smile. I did not see too many good snowmen locally this year unfortunately

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