Well, it had to happen at some point so now is as good a time as any. Not for the places that had organised events though, things like Christmas lights 'switch ons' and outdoor festive markets. Many things around here were cancelled and lots of homes up in the Moorlands lost power. This morning the school behind our hedge and through the trees is silent, no early morning lights in the windows.
We stayed at home over the weekend. On Friday Storm Arwen battered the trees and garden but nothing was damaged thank goodness. On Saturday we woke to that blanket of silence and lighter windows that brings the awareness of snow outside. The pond is still frozen over and we have been putting out extra food for the birds, badgers and foxes.
The path to the pond was also covered in ice.
Above and below morning light.