Although there seems to be lots of snow around, and in fact there was snow which disrupted the trains and buses in Brighton yesterday, which is only 10 or so miles away, there hasn't been any real snowfall here for the last couple of years. It is cold here at the moment (well, for South East England anyway), but no snow.
Yesterday morning there was a heavy frost, and as I fed the birds there were about 3 flakes of snow! That was it - perfect!! Enough to make it look pretty, but all gone by lunchtime. I didn't have to rush anywhere in the morning, so was able to take a few minutes walking back from school and around my garden and enjoy my surroundings. I like to "breathe" it in sometimes, and I couldn't believe how loud the birds are singing. It sounded more like early Spring that Winter. Maybe I forget year to year, but it was beautiful. Just me standing in the fields, and the birds singing. You can't get a much better start to the day than that. Although I did enjoy my cup of tea when I got back to my warm house!
I hope everyone is enjoying their week.
Sunrise on the school run.
Some hedges have been cut back and I can now see my house.
A solitary sheep - I am sure there were about 20 the day before! I couldn't work out where the others were hiding, or if this one had been left behind?
The school Chapel
Woltsonbury Hill - the pupils walk from school to the top of the hill on Ascension Day.
The birds were hungry
This little fellow is getting too brave and even followed me in to the conservatory to get his food!