Brrr... it's cold today! Well I guess that is stating the obvious but the cold accompanied by grey, misty louring skies all adds up to the fact that yes, the weather forecast was right - it will snow. In fact as I type a light dusting of fine snow is falling gently over the garden just like icing sugar shaken from a sieve on to the top of a cake.
We were up and about early this morning but even so the birds were queueing for their food, the robin having ventured down onto the patio quite close to the back door to see why it was taking so long for breakfast to appear, I dashed out and filled up the trays, cups and feeders and sprinkled extra on the ground to keep them going - they will need all the energy they can get to survive in this cold. Soon there were blackbirds and starlings, sparrows and robins as well as the thrush all feeding together in silent desperation.
We ventured up into the city as we needed ink cartridges for the printer as well as to stock up on milk, fruit and vegetables for the next few days. We had coffee at the museum before we started the food shopping. We wanted to set off for home before noon as the all the electronic roadside information panels were warning of snow from about then onwards.
Now we are back home, the birds fed again, cats warm against the radiators. There are plenty of papers and magazines to read and a good book too (see my last post) and the wonderful - Borgen - on television this evening so I don't mind too much if the snow falls.
If you have winter weather where you are stay warm and if you have to travel in it stay safe. Have a wonderful weekend!