we have had no snow lying, or not for long, just showers of sleet and big flakes of snow

snowing

and lethal ice on the lanes

kieferfield

before sun up there’s no melt

frozenpuddle

early mornings I have sometimes taken Tilda into the big sheep pasture to avoid slipping

snowpit

the sheep are tucked up warm somewhere, I hope.

veemeadowhedge

though there’s a corpse lying out in the field in an advanced state of decomposition.

hedgemeadow

the grisly side of farming. doesn’t seem like good animal husbandry though.

ashhedge

some days we have been caught out by sudden showers and sheltered in a barn near the wood.

puddlesuncloud

they pass quickly

blowing cloud

and leave the ground sodden

frozenstubblestalks

on the winter dormant fields

meadowtrees

when the sun comes back it sets everything on fire

firetree

but there are signs of spring

bluebell

in Bullfer Grove the bluebells are showing.