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At last a thaw

Today the sun is shining and the sky is blue instead of grey.  We can hear the gently drip, drip, drip as the snow is starting to thaw. There are long shadows across the land.

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In both directions………

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The snow is melting off the branches

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And the sky is bright blue

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Even more snow

Yesterday we had even more snow in Buckland St Mary, all afternoon and evening, until all the footprints were covered again and we just had a complete whiteout. And then more snow this morning.

This is the view out of the back door.

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and looking down the garden…

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The next photo is taken from the front door.  You can see from the snow on the table how much has fallen.

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Our lane outside our front garden is impassable, the snow is 8 to 10 inches thick.

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It’s very pretty to look at.  This is the view over the fields…

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Good job we have no B&B guests booked in the moment.  Firstly they wouldn’t be able to get to us and then would they find us?  Even our signed is partially covered up.

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Poor Tarquin the cat went out the front door this morning, and the snow was so deep it stuck in clumps to his underbelly and we had to go out and rescue him.  I don’t think he’ll be going out again in a hurry.

This is the view of the front of the house…

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We’ve not been out in the car since last Thursday and I think it will be a few days yet before we venture out again.  Good job we are well stocked up.

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Snow, snow and more snow

We woke up this morning to a blanket of white.  It had been forecast so we were forewarned and had stocked up on groceries.

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The UK never copes well with snow.  Schools and airports are shut; workers have not gone in today; roads are in chaos.  I’m jolly glad we didn’t have to go out in the car today.  I think the UK just doesn’t have enough snow ploughs or snowblowers, so every time we get snow the country grinds to a halt.

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The hens were not at all happy, never having seen snow before they didn’t want to venture out.  We tried to tempt them with food but only a couple came down the ramp.

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The Fruit cage has collapsed.  The weight of the snow on the nets has pulled it down.  That’s going to be a big job to mend that.

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We donned our hats, scarves, coats and boots and went for a walk, crunching through the newly laid snow.  It was not so nice with the snow blowing onto our faces, but envirgorating to be outside.

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I love making footprints in the snow……

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Not much traffic had been down our lane.

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We must have had at least 4 inches of snow, more in some places.  It’s beautiful the way it sits on gates and hedges.

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Walking back up the lane towards home, we got a view of our house in the snow, a welcome sight, knowing how warm it is inside.

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Luckily we don’t have any B&B guests booked in at the moment, as I think they would struggle to get here today.

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The bulbs are coming up

We’ve  had a mild spell of weather recently and the daffodil bulbs in the ground have responded by starting to come up. It’s too early, it’s still Winter, it’s only the beginning of January!!  Any blast of cold weather or frost will damage them.

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When we were driving back from Taunton yesterday we saw trees in blossom.  The season’s are all upside down, the plants are confused.

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I wonder how soon it will be before the daffodils are in bloom?

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