Sunday, 3 January 2010
We had a lot of snow on Friday and Saturday, which made the garden look really pretty! I'm a bit of a sucker for pretty snow, even though it makes it hard to travel about|!
Where the little stream enters the lake is not frozen, and ducks tend to huddle around that bit. But the early sun looked so lovely shining over the ice.
The lake is nearly frozen right over. There is a very small bit of open water where the ducks sit waiting hopefully for the army of duck-feeders arrive later in the day. But the moorhens don't seem to mind.
And they leg it briskly across the ice!
You can just see the open water here.
The bullrushes looked so striking against the light. They weren't quite so good this year, so I had to make the best of what there was!
The snow was so heavy, and then turned to ice so that a lot of things were bent down.
I was going to walk round to the other side of the lake, which I haven't done for ages, but the dog had other ideas and raced down the path around the tennis courts. Rather a dull walk for me, but I suppose its heaven for dogs with lots of interesting sniffs!
But maybe I'll get there tomorrow, or even this afternoon if I can find the extra strength! Mind you, it gets a bit dangerous round there with speeding and out of control sledges! But its great to see the children (and adults) enjoying themselves - we don't often get snow like this!