Snow Joke

So much for global warming

So much for global warming

Legends unite! Jack Frost seems to be delaying the arrival of Persephone. This is getting silly…snowed in again after the daffodils have come and this time it was Thor‘s turn to get stuck, dug out and reversed down the hill. The Land Rover was again truimphant in getting to the road through the fields, as the drifts on the track were waist deep this time.

Backwards through the drifts

Backwards through the drifts. Snow not a problem for the sheep.

We didn’t have to resort to asking Santa to lend his sledge to the Easter Bunny so that the snow lambs could pull us out, although they were ready in the fields, should we need them, some even wearing little lamb coats…too cute. They even have their (un)traditional names: Red Elf (with the red nose), Gnasher, Dancer, Panzer, Vixen, Chops, Donner Kebab, Blinzes and Stupid…

T’was interesting to observe the different kinds of snow and icicle-formation.

The icicles are back..same but different

The icicles are back..same but different

Icicle race

Icicle race

I am in endless awe of the craziness and bravery of Captain Scott and other polar explorers of old, who manhauled those sledges through blizzards, with no fire or warm bath at the end of the day, only scurvy and cold blisters.

Keep making that Perse-phone call…