Hope that doesn't mean the snow's on it's way back. Had to risk life & limb taking the biggest little one to school, the flipping pushchair needs snow chains. On a completely different note, am I the only Mum that walks her child to school no matter what the weather? A lot of the Mums around here (even the ones who live nearer the school to me) take their little darlings in the car the minute clouds start to gather. God gave us legs for a reason, and then they wonder why their children are fat!
Saw some fieldfares in the big rowan tree at the bottom of the garden when there was snow on the ground, there are still lots of berries left on the tree, it was really laden down with them this year, but since the snow has gone, so have the fieldfares.
Am I the only person who thinks Winter hasn't finished with us yet? I predicted the last lot of snow (it was 2 days earlier than I thought), I still think we're due another heavy fall this year, around the beginning of March, so I'm delaying the sowing of anything outside until I see what the weather's doing then.
My mother always calls a late snow a Daffy Snow - a snow that comes just before the first daffodils bloom.
Perhaps you could suggest that the school starts a walking bus. It's great socially and even one day a week makes a big difference.
very true,a great way to get kids to see their envirement and perhaps notice a few things going on around them.Here the blackhead gulls have come back to paddle in the pools of water on the common ,they have not been here very often for some years and have re-appeared in number this week.
The fieldfares and red wings have been to my garden and stripped all the beries off my cotoneaster and next door's holly tree. It was while the snow was on the ground and was a wonderful sight.
Been down to Steart nr .Bridgewater ,its a lovely place to come to watch birds as there are hides here although you do not need a hide to see them.I saw Lapwings there funny little cry ,like a rabbit,a cattle egret ,always flies off as I about to photo,flocks of field fares and red wings,a big flock!it is very flat and very water logged but lovely to get out again.