Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Snow returns

Since 11th March we have had arctic weather, with snow, frost and fierce winds from the east and north.  Today it is melting quite quickly, though it is far from warm, making the drifts show up along the hedges and picking out shallow furrows across the fields with green parallels.

20130313 Snow view Churchland Fields

The animals and birds, some of which have already started nesting, are having a hard time and one of our garden wild rabbits climbed into a bush to browse on the rather unappetising looking shoots of a Coprosma from New Zealand.

20130312 snow rabbit

The squirrels seemed relatively untroubled and carried on scampering about and  twitching their snow sprinkled tails.

20130312 snow squirrel

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