Saturday, 19 December 2009
Snow brings snipe
The snow that dumped on mid and west Kent yesterday finally landed on us overnight, just in time for the weekend, yay! Time to get out those sledges that have been mouldering in the garage for years unused.
An early visitor to the garden was a snipe, dibbling about in the clear soil under the pergola. This must be one of the warmer areas of the south east at the moment, with unfrozen soil.
It then proceeded to have a nap - not a particularly sensible strategy in a suburban garden, but the poor thing is probably exhausted.
There was a lovely atmosphere in the village, as the lack of cars and the dampening effect of the snow gave an eerie silence.
Thanks to the milkman, who struggled to deliver the milk. At this point he was clearing the snow from the road in front, to give himself some grip.