Tuesday morning was a good morning. The alarm went off at bleary eyed o’clock and after staying in bed for an extra 20 minutes Scott got up whilst I laid there like a seal pup. He looked out the window and because the Beeb have been threatening snow for a while, I half jokingly said “has it snowed?”. He turned to me and said “has it snowed!?!” with wide eyes and I knew! It had finally bloody snowed!!
I don’t know about anyone else but I struggle to walk on freshly fallen snow. I like how clean and neat it makes everything look and once you’ve messed it up by there’s no going back. So to begin with I walked around the edge of back garden taking photos so I didn’t step on the path (OCD?). Here’s what I found…
The blackbird spent quite a bit of time in our garden that day, mostly just sitting and watching.
I don’t know whether garlic likes being snowed on or not…
The hydrangea heads did a good job of catching most of the snow; very little landed on the green buds. I can see why you’re not supposed to take the heads off yet. I’ve been covering it on frosty nights but had no idea an inch of snow would be dumped on top during Monday night.
The robin came to visit. He’s normally wary of any movement but that day he landed on the fence above my head when I was putting meal worms out. A female robin was poking around that day too.
He’s got the hang of the feeder now. I’ve been watching him and he lands but keeps flapping his wings, making it difficult to pick up seed. Gradually he’s been flapping less each time and now he feeds like the rest of the birds. I think this could be the robin with the inured wing we looked after in the Summer. We were worried he’d die so we’re happy to see him.
I was taking photos in the front garden and our blackbird landed right in front of me on the wall. He’s getting brave.
And last of all, these are bright green Hebe Sapphire leaves poking through the snow.
After a week of snow envy on Instagram we finally had some of our own. Hooray! I would have liked to have ventured out to the fields but I needed to get one with some work. I’m happy I managed to get a few garden snaps though.