Monday, 2 March 2015

The Lion arrives.

Well March certainly came in like a lion here in the Yorkshire Dales yesterday (in like a lion, out like a lamb).   By afternoon there was a gale and it was snowing heavily.   This morning there is an inch of snow lying on the fields, ten hen pheasants and four cock pheasants feeding at the bird feeders, a gale blowing and no sign of a let-up.   As I write it is snowing heavily.   The good news is that it is set to become much warmer by the week-end - can't come soon enough.   Tomorrow the farmer and I have to see his consultant at the James Cook Memorial Hospital at 9.30am - which means leaving here by 7.30am, so we are hoping for a better morning.
Spot the hen pheasant mid right hiding behind a bit of shrub.

11 comments:

Heather said...

I think we might have an interesting week of weather too - just wet and windy at present. Do hope your journey to the hospital will be trouble free. Roll on Spring!

MorningAJ said...

We're cold but bright here today. But there's a bit of a wind blowing that started yesterday. So we probably have a lion cub, rather than a fully grown lion!

Elizabeth said...

Well, the weekend seems a long way away...
Hope you get better weather for your drive tomorrow.
Snowy here too (as ever!)

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello,

Gosh this is a wintry scene for the beginning of March. It seems unbelievable to us here in Budapest that not a flurry of the white stuff has been seen here for most of the winter. This is all most unusual.

We shall hope for fair weather for you tomorrow. And, most importantly, we trust that all will go well with the consultant.

Mac n' Janet said...

It was a cold and rainy welcome to March yesterday, but they're predicting 80º weather by Wednesday before we drop back down again.

Joanne Noragon said...

I see we all are reminding ourselves it's over, a little patience for spring.

Gwil W said...

About an hour ago a wind suddenly sprang up. It was forecast though. The barometer has dropped but not too much . . . yet. Good luck with your man at the check ups.

Terry and Linda said...

Your garden is lovely! Even in the winter.

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angryparsnip said...

We will be getting some rain today and I am super happy. So far March is great !

cheers, parsnip

Cro Magnon said...

I've known it to snow here on Easter day, so we're not 'out of the woods' quite yet. However, we have fruit buds on the Peach trees, and there are signs of life under the Rhubarb forcing pots.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Still snowing - see my next blog!