Snow at Shipley Woods, Derbyshire
Two years ago to the day there was snow, not that we had a great deal in 2015, but some and much, much more than this year. The sun going down at the end of the day was rather enchanting.
Crocus in Our Garden, Derbyshire
Last year, 2016, in February we had Crocus brightening our days. As you can guess it was another mild winter.
This year 2017, whilst it has been a mild winter (warmest January on record), no real frosts and only a dusting of snow, there is only damp brown soil ….not even a tiny shoot of Crocus.
In fact this weeks Snowdrops were the only encouraging sign of seasonal normality.
(C) David Oakes 2017