Monday, 25 March 2013

Extreme dog walking!

Following on from yesterday's post - Di had come home from walking Jack with tall stories of crossing the tops of hedges and a car covered by drifting snow. Well....


The daft thing is - there's so much snow, but the fields are green!
And, slowly, it's thawing. "less snow than yesterday" says Di.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Spring? - Part 2

After what seems like 10 days of continuous easterly, cold, winds - now we've had a blizzard!

Not much snow on the ground where there's no shelter because the strength of the wind has scoured it away. 

Sheep shelter where they can, here behind a barn, and behind walls. One seen from our bedroom window was lying up to its shoulders in drifted snow.

Walking wasn't much fun, blown snow stinging any exposed skin. And drifting, eddying snow forming graceful shapes.

Today it's brighter. The sun is shining. The road is open. The wind is still cold & strong ... time to get outside! Jack needs a walk and we need some air.   

Saturday, 16 March 2013


Heard our first Curlew of this year yesterday (15 March). Over 3 weeks later than last year!

Lambs are beginning to appear in the fields.

And it snowed & sleeted yesterday...again!