Fluffy Tracer Bullets

18 Jan

18 snow

So we were supposed to have snow. I didn’t believe a word of it. We hardly ever have snow in these here parts because of our micro-climate and the Gulf Stream. But today, it happened. There was snow. Not a lot. Just enough for Husb and I to get in a brisk walk to the beach in a horizontal gale with white fluffy tracer bullets stinging our eyes.

I made the poor man cower behind a statue out of the wind while I scribbled furiously into my little Khadi handmade sketchbook with contes, pastels and compressed charcoals in various shades of black, white and grey, which just about summed up the landscape. Almost monochrome. And freezing.

It was fun scribbling the snow on top of the smudged drawing of the beach – almost calligraphic.

8 Responses to “Fluffy Tracer Bullets”

  1. I had planned on going out and had not even realised it as snowing until I drew back the curtains and saw the cat chasing snow flake in what was a blizzard at the time. It stopped in the afternoon and turned to sleet and is no almos gone – I think he is a little disappointed about that but apparently there is more on the way.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 19, 2013 at 17:00 #

      My cats stayed in and didn’t move from the top of the boiler lol

  2. karasartisticaladventures January 19, 2013 at 00:23 #

    We still have a wee bit in sketty!

  3. An Elephant's Child January 19, 2013 at 00:17 #

    We have one of those pesky micro-climates too 😦
    They can be knee deep in snow just down the road & we don’t get a single flake, but it snowed here today 🙂
    Almost 2″ & that’s the best I’ve had in decades!
    I’ve never seen snow on a beach. It must be very strange.
    It certainly looks like it was a bit of blizzard.

    • Rosie Scribblah January 19, 2013 at 00:19 #

      It was a blizzard for about 20 minutes then nothing. And it’s all melted now. 2 inches – you can have some fun with that 🙂

  4. Helen Cherry January 18, 2013 at 23:51 #

    Oh I thought you were bound to have it.. my friend in Tredegar has had loads!

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