.............not all those that wander are lost..............

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Oooops!......

I was preparing a post to herald the arrival of Spring........a foolish thought, as it transpired! I'd been listing (in my head) the various signs; the fisherman, the lycra-clad cyclists, the bush burning, the crocuses, the birds in brighter colours, and so on.....

For forty-eight hours we were treated to temperatures which never rose above freezing, a strong gusty wind, and heavy, heavy, persistent snowfall. Just before the weekend we had been skiing happily on really good snow and at home, watching the crocuses popping their heads up into the increasingly warm sunshine......

{The view from the window....}


{Driving might be difficult - that's the road....}

On Tuesday morning we emerged, dug our way out of the house, freed up the van and drove off to sample some new snow - more than 80 centimetres had fallen! The problem with new snow is that once the sun touches it, it turns rather soft and heavy making it harder work to ski.  We only managed a few runs and a coffee before heading back home.

{More digging required...}


{Finally - blue sky, sunshine and gorgeous fresh snow....}

We weren't the only ones confused by the sudden reversion to Winter. On our way home from the afternoon's skiing we came across a badger on the road. He'd either been hit by a vehicle or was just terrified and half asleep but he didn't move very far from me. Eventually we thought it best to leave him. 

{A confused badger...}





3 comments:

Alan R said...

Spring would be nice. Where is it!
I hear the 2nd week in April is going to be very warm during the day.

Louise said...

You've got to come home some time, or I won't get to walk with you before the Challenge (which of course you WILL be on, our combined thoughts must be bumping them off slowly?) 23rd April onwards is beginning to look chocca. Mother definitely not coming before July (phew!!) Got to get to grips with this tent so I need the snow to go (ho ho!!) and pick a name...
Poorly looking badger, he obviously didn't check the forecast.

afootinthehills said...

Snow here too and the forecast is for more on Friday and Sat. I hope Alan R is right about April!