Sunday 24th January 2021
It actually snowed today in London. Just a one off it seems but enough to make some modest snowmen.
London January 2021
As the snow started to fall in the back garden.
Erika out in the back garden enjoying the snow.
Nice covering on the planter thing already.
The bay tree and olive tree looking festive.
Erika making a tiny snowman on the table.
Heading out into the neighbourhood to see how much snow had settled.
In our nearby churchyard we set about building a little snowman.
There he is. Face looks a bit weird but then they always do. It was a nice group effort.
Erika and our snowman.
The girls went inside after a bit but I decided to head to the heath to see what the snow was like there.
Lovely on the heath with a dusting of snow!
The bandstand in the snow.
Lots of people had made snowmen.
The slopes of Parliament Hill covered in snow.
A very leafy snowman.
Lots of people atop Parliament Hill.
Some more impressive snowmen.
Lots of people out sledging.
A photographer presumably here to take photos of the crowds and provoke outrage on Twitter.
The wooded bit looking lovely in the snow.
The barrow amidst the snow.
I sat here for some time enjoying the scenery. Surprisingly didn't feel particularly cold.
The sky cleared ever so slightly for a while so I could also see some hint of the sunset.
Nice glimpses of pink clouds above the snow.
I suddenly felt like making my own snowman. The snow was a bit muddy here but here is the result.
I liked to think of it more of a snow druid, given the location next to the barrow.
Snow druid by the barrow.
Me and snow druid.
I left for a bit to answer a call of nature, thus these parting shots.
Highgate in the distance.
The snowy woods.
Went back again to adorn the snow druid with a sort of head dress of holly, albeit a bit difficult to see here.
Ultimately I used the flash because you couldn't see the holly otherwise.
Finally leaving the barrow now.
Very nice walking back through the woods in the gloaming, and still surprisingly not so cold.
Probably the tweed cap made all the difference.
The London skyline as I was leaving.