Monday, 7 April 2008

April snow

The weather forecasters did predict snow but after the recent warm spring days it didn't seem very likely. They were right - after a really bright sunny Saturday, we woke up on Sunday morning to find the garden looking like this.

Knowing that it wouldn't stay around long so late in the year we decided to go straight out and enjoy it. It had stopped snowing and there was no wind so everything was very quiet and still.

It was very beautiful in the woods. In one of my favourite blogs, elderwoman wrote this post about the importance of woodlands and quoted the statistic that at least 80% of the population in the UK do not live within walking distance of a wood. Walking through the snow yesterday, I realised how lucky we are to have these woods just a short walk from home.


Heather L. said...

Wow! I can't believe all your snow. It's pretty funny too -- usually we are having snow or dreadful winter weather and you are posting pictures of spring and flowers and lovely weather. Well, today we are having temps at 70 and it has been gorgeous and now you have snow! What a turnaround.

I love woods too! I'm glad that we have a trail in our development that leads into the woods -- it would be sad not to have any at all.

willow said...

Hello Heather,
It was really odd, one day I was sat in the garden drinking a cup of tea in the sunshine, the next I was walking through snow. Its almost all gone now though, just a few patches in shady places not reached by the sun. I think our spring is back.

the flour loft said...

it was so odd wasn't it! lovely photos of your woodland walk. i hope spring is back.

Simply Authentic said...

how beautiful! glad you could enjoy it. what a stark contrast to your previous posting though about the sun being out! sometimes it's nice to really get hit when an enjoyable final blast or so of winter. hope you are well!