Today had been forecast to be a very cold day with gale force winds from the north and temperatures not rising above zero centigrade for the whole 24 hours with a low of minus 8°C. Much colder than it has been for several years.
What hadn’t been predicted for today was SNOW, so it was quite a surprise when I opened the internal shutters and discovered a white world outside. To be honest the wind had blown a lot of the snow away so I don’t think there could have been more than a few centimetres and what was left was just very icy crystals rather than soft flakes.
Above: You can see that the wisteria is in need of its winter pruning, but all that wispy growth gave much needed shade in summer. You can also see where the broccoli has been harvested and all those still left. I couldn’t avoid the sun on the camera lens, sorry.
I’m sure those of you who live where there is snow several feet thick all winter are smiling at my excitement over this thin skim of white but it is an usual occurrence here.
I hope you are all keeping warm and please, those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, post some summery images!