Sunday, 5 February 2012

Snowbirds in London

London is a curious place after snowfall. A deathly stillness descends upon the city, as the usual sounds of cars and planes all but disappear.

ShopCurious ventured out before most people were out of bed, to track down curiosities of the cold snap. A few early birds were up to catch the fresh snow and make the first snowman.

No one had yet spotted a solitary traffic cone – the perfect prop for a curiously creative snow sculpture. See if you can find it in the pic below:

The recreation ground, that on Sunday mornings would normally be full of bleary-eyed dads who've been packed off with the kids, was eerily deserted.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the park, fearless fitness-obsessives risked hypothermia to participate in an early morning military-style bootcamp.

And the park benches would have been covered in virgin snow, except that birds had walked over them...

In fact, I even spotted a new variety of snowbird, complete with dinky wings and a cute little tail (see left).

Talking of snowbirds, I think I got my timing wrong – I should have stayed in sunny Florida. Oh, and check out this strangely snowy video clip of the 1969 song, Snowbird, by Canadian singer, Anne Murray:

Will you?


LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Winter wonderland, Susan!
Stay warm & cozy darling!

Style Porn said...

Wow, I can't believe there's so much snow! That doesn't usually happen in London, does it? It seems like the US is experiencing a really mild winter this year, and Europe may have caught the cold from us!

What a relaxing way to spend a morning though--the whole park looks deserted!

Jan said...

It does go eerily quiet.
Loved Anne Murray - I'm sure I had
an L.P. as they used to be called)
of hers at one time.