Spring arrived & Winter returned

After Candlemas the first two weeks of February saw the skies clear, the sun bring warmth and the crocuses bloom.   

Crocus 1

Primroses, that had started to flower even in January, shone brightly in their profusion.

The icy scenes we’d seen on the Eden water on 1st and 2nd of February (Photo-gallery: Ice on Eden water) melted away in a moment and it seemed the reluctant winter had been pushed away – Spring had arrived.  Even the bumble bees agreed!

Bumble bee

Not the case; early March has seen the return of cold, windy and wintery weather.  Not like 2018, with heavy falls of snow and drifts 6ft deep in places, but the temperatures have dropped dramatically and today light wet snow is falling from a grey sky.

SNOW IS FALLINGOur seasons are fickle these days and keep us guessing what may arrive next.