Monday, December 06, 2010

Winter Wanderland

I am back after six days away in London. We had snow storms, tube strikes, and violent student Demos in central London.
The snow has fallen much heavier in Yorkshire when we were away. The garden is covered in a foot of icy snow.
The birds have been flocking to my feeders. House Sparrows. Blue Tits, Goldfinches, Wood Pigeons, Blackbirds, Collared Doves, a Robin, and the secretive Nuthatch returned..
I bought three bags of Bird food today, and a new copper coloured feeder. The wild winds before blew the feeder station over smashing the old feeder.
There can be no gardening with the frozen snow crushing the plants. They have been bent over and compressed. I need to wait for the snow/ice to retreat before we can see the Damage.
The Clematis which has flower buds when we went away has keeled over, killed by the freezing overnight temperatures. The pond has been frozen, then covered in a layer of snow. Its like the wintery wanderland from the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
I hope the Frogs retreated to under the plants that surround the pond. Springtime will hopefully see their return.
There are only nineteen days to Xmas. I wander what else the remainder of the year will bring. It is good to be blogging again.

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