Just when we thought that spring was on its way, this happened.
This winter storm has been dubbed the ‘mini beast from the East’ which, as my sister says, rather suggests a woodlouse with a snow machine.
We drove home last night through a proper snow storm but about two miles from home the snow suddenly just stopped and we thought we would get none at all. It did eventually start snowing though and by this morning everything was white.
I always find the snow fascinating for watching wildlife – the tracks are great – and this morning I spent quite some time watching the pair of thrushes that arrived here recently. I am very much hoping that they will nest and we will have a little brood of them.
We also had a proper snowball fight for the first time in ages – the snow last time was not great for snowballs. We even built a little snowman!
We did managed to go for a very short ride. Galahad was a little chilly to start with and it didn’t really feel safe to go too far but it was wonderful to get to use my riding skirt in earnest!
By that time a lot of the snow had melted but as we came back in it was snowing again and pretty soon all the green was hidden once more. It is still snowing now, although not as much as it was, and I will soon be curled up by the fire with a book and a cup of tea. It is a pretty good day.