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A lucky escape!

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*Last night we had a heavy snowfall around 8inches, so this morning Harry and I went out into the garden to try to minimise any damage to the Conifers and vunerable shrubs.
I was quite enjoying myself knocking off the snow with my sweeping brush, then as I looked around, something was missing! I couldnt see my pond! Have you ever had that sinking feeling? well I did when I realised I was standing on it! I panicked as I wondered where to place my foot, Harry came to my rescue and gave me a guiding hand as well as calling me some rather unflattering names!!
I was so relieved as I visualised what could have happened had the ice given way! dont think I would have enhanced my pond any as an Ice Sculpture lolWell here are a few pictures I took in order to calm myself down.

Where Has my Pond gone?? OMG Im stood on it!!

After bravely rescuing me and consoling me with a few words, Harry shovelled the snow away

Ahh there it is!

And heres my Birdbath 1 [closed at present due to adverse weather conditions]!

Birdbath 2 [also closed]

A Wintry View

And Lumps and Bumps

Im going in, there is not even a decent place to sit in this place

Well thats all for now Folks, hope you enjoyed my little adventure!*

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I have just left a comment,on my blog about this, Carole...so you DID have the camera after all:o) Lovely photo's though,..I bet you remember where it is next time..just think,we could have wearing matching pots on our hand and arm..good job you had a knight in shining armour,(Sir Harry)to rescue you..Lol.sorry,but still smiling..:o))

30 Nov, 2010

 

Hope you get no more pansypotter......we are having flurries now and then but the amount that has fallen off the roof has given up huge drifts that will take some time to melt(if ever)

30 Nov, 2010

 

Crikey thats a lot of snow carole, mind you the way its coming down here at the moment we're not far behind:-(glad you found your pond, before you fell in it:-) ours is frozen over too, just under the little bridge at the side thats ice free thank goodness, poor fish are gathering under there, only area they can get oxygen.

30 Nov, 2010

 

I'm so pleased you didn't have an accident Carole. I think you were brave to go out in it in the first place :o)

30 Nov, 2010

 

What a lucky escape for you ... could have been so much worse ... I'm feeling so sorry for anyone with all the snow ... we now have light rain which is melting away the very light snowfall from earlier. I really hope yours thaws out before too long.

30 Nov, 2010

 

You've had a narrow escape! It's so easy to get disorientated in snow...even in your own garden, as you've proved! lol

You have got quite a lot of snow there and I hope your fish can continue to find oxygen in the small portion of your creek until the thaw sets in.

30 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks everyone for all your comments, can see the funny side of it now,its only a small pond so thats probably why it is frozen solid and why I havent any fish, do hope if there are frogs down there they will survive! the snow is wide spread so for those of you who are affected by it I hope it doesnt stay around for too long. The forecast for tonight and tomorrow is grim as there is more snow on the way and warnings about icy roads. We have a family meal booked for tomorrow night and we may well have to cancel which will be a shame asit takes time to get a date to suit everyone. Well friends keep warm and safe!

30 Nov, 2010

 

Your way of telling it, with a sense of humour, had me laughing! But it could have been a more serious problem had not the ice borne your weight! Glad you are alright though! :-))

We haven't had any snow during the day today but we had a dusting, about 1cm, during the night. As we have had very little sunshine today very little of it has melted. Even with all the snow we had last winter I don't think we ever had more than about 15cm at one time.

Keep warm & don't go "paddling" in the garden pond! LOL! ;-D

30 Nov, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm so glad you didn't break through the ice Carole , it seems funny at the time but you can so easily break a leg going down into a hole like that ... I hope you don't suffer as badly from the snow as you did last year ... it will be a shame if your family meal has to be postponed as you say it does take some organising to suit everyone especially getting nearer Christmas .. ...

30 Nov, 2010

 

Glad that you escaped from what could have been a very nasty accident Carole but glad you could see the funny side - a nice tale to entertain the dinner guests with - thats if you don`t have to postpone.
Take care now.

30 Nov, 2010

 

Glad you are safe - you are obviously so slim that the ice didn't break !

I have had moments like this in the past when driving through thick snow on the way home from work when it was dark and the snow was so bad you could not see where the fields ended and the road began. Quite scary really.

Like most other people though it does look nice when it is undisturbed and all you have to do is look at it from the inside not go out in it.

1 Dec, 2010

 

You were so lucky Pansy, glad you didn't break the ice.

1 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks all for your concerns pleased it made you smile!,
Mariek its a nice thought that it was my slim figure that saved me from falling in the pond lol dont think Harry will agree!
Afraid it has snowed most of last night and is still snowing this morning, hope you are all ok and keeping nice and warm;0)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Well done on not falling through the ice ! :o)

1 Dec, 2010

 

sorry late here carole, oh my god,, your so use to not having your pond it slipped your mind,, glad your ok and not an ice maiden lol, and at least its not over deep, maybe a flag in the ground would be a good idea for future winters, then you would know where the pond is, glad all was ok :o))

6 Dec, 2010

 

Did nt your parents never tell you to keep away from ponds in winter snow and ice lol, so easily done to forget where every thing is when covered in snow and a job to get done. Well Harry might send you now to ice skating classes hehe nice to see your ok though, they are telling people not to go out as so many are having acciedents even in their gardens and dieing so hope you keep inside until its all over.

6 Dec, 2010

 

Just caught up with this and had to share it with my daughter. We both laughed out loud at the thought of you suddenly realising where you were standing! Glad you were rescued quickly :)

6 Dec, 2010

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