Goodness me – it’s no wonder that here in England we’re all obsessed with the weather! I can hardly believe the changes that we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks or so. Looking back at my February posts I can see that I was busy looking forward to spring and photographing snowdrops and daffodils over a succession of mild days….
Then the weather turned REALLY cold as the “Beast from the East” roared in bringing sub-zero temperatures by both day and night – though with beautifully clear skies and sparkling winter sunshine….
We enjoyed a crisp – if rather bracing – walk down on the beach at Burnham on Sea last Sunday and Daisy even enjoyed a little swimming. Then on Thursday Storm Emma collided with the Beast and brought us snow. Lots of snow. More snow than I can remember seeing for many – maybe even 30 – years …..
Our village was cut off by enormous snowdrifts (that’s a full size traffic sign in the bottom corner) and I had to dig my way up into the garden to put food out for the birds. There was one young furry lady who was positively in her element though – yes, you’ve guessed – Miss Daisy – wild snow-newf of Oakhill! She ran and leapt and pranced – and in the main picture she’s trying to persuade me that even though I have snow in my boots and my nose is freezing, I really would like to stay out and play with her just a little longer! That was on Friday after the storm had passed through.
Today – Sunday – the sun is shining, the temperature has risen, the snow (apart from the deepest drifts) has nearly all gone and we are back to spring once more! I say again … it’s no wonder that here in the UK we’re all obsessed with the weather! Still, being cut off by snow is a very good excuse (in my opinion) to stay indoors where it’s warm and cosy and enjoy a little stitching! And if you enjoy stitching, then don’t forget you still have 24 hours left to enter our giveaway to win a Rosie’s Houseplants kit …..