These photographs were taken from my back doorstep around 5 o’clock yesterday. The weather throughout the day had been very mixed – very windy, occasional brief bursts of sunshine, a little rain and a lot of cloud. This sunset was therefore a very pleasant and unexpected surprise.
There can be few more uplifting sights than the banks of snowdrops that appear in abundance at this time of the year. The resilience of these small flowers never ceases to amaze, however severe the weather might be. In fact, this particular winter has been remarkably mild – so far!