After several days of snow, ice and freezing temperatures, the shine is beginning to wear thin. True, everywhere looks beautiful, even the garden which at this time of year looks barren and dead seems magical
Our glitter ball taking on the appearance of a christmas decoration and showing just how thickly the snow fell, and now obviously - a snowball!
My summer time bench hiding the need for a good lick of paint.
The buddleia managing to look skeletal, metallic and beautiful all at the same time.
and finally the chickens thought they would get in on the act.
However, compared to the winter of 1947 we ain't seen nothing yet.
Snow began to fall on 24th January and continued for a week leaving 10 foot snow drifts behind. Vast parts of the country were cut off and food was even dropped by the RAF to isolated towns and villages. Snow continued to fall everyday until March 16 and it remained so dark that between February 2nd and 22nd no sunshine was recorded AT ALL.
Electric and gas were in short supply and coal wasn't able to be dug or delivered. When the thaw finally came at the end of March it resulted in flood and storms!
Here are a few pictures from that winter
Black and white images courtesy TopFoto
Other than the photos being in black and white, it doesn't look that much different to looking outside my front window right now!
Hope everyone is keeping warm,