What a week this has been weather-wise up here in the Yorkshire Dales. Last Saturday it snowed all day and the roads were icy and in places impassable. Tuesday, when my friends came to stay, it was thick fog all the way here from Cumbria. When they went home on Wednesday it was gloriously sunny and breezy here but thick fog as they got into Cumbria. Today it is cloudy, drizzly and very warm for December. And to think it is only three weeks since huge parts of Cumbria were under water. Contrary would you call it?
The farmer can't get on to the fields to do anything as (to quote him) everywhere is 'mud up to the eyeballs'.
And through all this some of my garden roses are still flowering - particularly Gertrude Jekyll, and the primroses and winter jasmine are in full bloom.