…was the Met Office forecast and it wasn’t wrong. It’s a pity that something so pretty as snow can cause so much havoc isn’t it? Fortunately it can give a lot of pleasure too.
Anyway, when the phone rang at about eleven o’clock this morning and it was my good friend and neighbour, John, inviting me to go for a walk with him and Lesley I didn’t hesitate. I said give me fifteen minutes and I’ll be with you.
All three of us were togged up in layer upon layer of windproof, weather-proof, waterproof, breathable even, clothing and ready for anything that Mother Nature could throw at us we set off merrily on our way. Our route took us via the canal.
John and Lesley happily stopping to pose for me.
The canal was frozen over in parts.
Then on through Ealees. The horse in the picture was hoofing the snow away to get at the grass underneath.
Walking through Ealees is always a pleasure but today it was doubly so. It looks so cold doesn’t it? And it was, but not freezing cold. Just pleasantly cold, if you know what I mean?
On the way back now. John and Lesley posing (again)on one of the old stone bridges over the canal with the lock gates in front. Not a barge anywhere to be seen today.
It had been a long and lovely walk. The satisfying crunch of crisp white snow underfoot, beauty all around and good company beside me. I’ll have quite a few blessings to count before I fall asleep tonight!