Winter drags on

Winter drags on

While there is a taste of Spring in the air, and the snow melt run-off from the hills is creating new land-borne streams (especially, unfortunately, at the back of my garage), there is still a lot of snow about and last week saw night time temperature below minus 10.

I really dislike the period between the end of Winter and full blown Spring. Everything is dead and manky and mud covers all. Winter’s gone on long enough this year and I really want warmer days and greenery. My Jack Russell, on the other hand, loves the snow.

First snow!

First snow!

Finally, after weeks of cold and dreary grey, the first snowflakes have begun falling. It appears that each year the onset of winter happens later and later.

Sheepskin jacket, wool jumper, Polish army winter boots and kevlar and thinsulate motorbike gloves…. and a woolen hat or baranica, of course….