The weather that was!

“In the Bible it rained for forty days, they called it a disaster. In England we call that Summer!” ~ Unknown.

Our Saturday photo challenge on our Weekly Prompts site continues our theme of aspects of Advent.

This weekend Gerry discusses Mother Nature’s varieties, the differing weather conditions that Advent brings and he shows us the icy outlook over his way.

Canada is high up on the list of the coldest countries of the world, England is not, though I wouldn’t mind betting it’s amongst the wettest, well Yorkshire anyway!

The weather during this Advent season has been surprisingly mild. The coldest day was the freak weather last Saturday when it literally rained ice, not hailstones, but tiny chips of clear ice.

I write this post in advance of the challenge, it’s the 21st December and the shortest day of the year, and for much of this day it rained heavily. The photo below was taken mid to late afternoon and shows the afternoon sun sinking out of sight, the overhead clouds were dark and grey, almost menacing, with patches of blue that were short-lived, and a daylight that was fast coming to a close.

Friday afternoon

The following two photographs were taken during last year’s Advent season. One shows a misty, frosty morn and the other highlights an early morning shot that shows the bleak, empty fields and a light covering of the first fall of snow, the weather patterns that we have come to expect at this time of year.

Cold and Frosty MornThis time last year

Editorial Note: Weekly Prompts – There will be no word-prompt for next Wednesday, December 26th. The Photo Challenge will return on Saturday, December 29th. Please feel free to add your pingbacks to any of our Weekly Prompt Advent challenges.

© 2018- Photo Challenge Advent Weather from Weekly Prompts

5 thoughts on “The weather that was!

  1. gc

    Love the article Susan. I do prefer the snow over the foggy days though. I wonder if Noah had England in mind when he built the ark? Stay dry. 🙂

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  2. I hate feeling, and being cold, but I must admit that I’m having a bit of a struggle with the heat here at the moment.

    Never had problems with heat before, Love it in fact, but it’s knocking me about a bit.

    The War Office is trying to tell me it’s because I’m getting old, I told her to speak for herself.

    I get discharged from the ER tomorrow morning

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    1. I agree about the cold. A couple of weeks ago we were without heating for four days. Not our fault but that’s another story. It really does make you you feel miserable and depressed. I’ve no idea how we put up with it years ago before central heating became the norm.
      This summer we had some unusually hot days, I found the heat a little too much, it was difficult to breath.

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