Winter: for one day only

Winter’s not been around in recent years, not really.  Those crisp snowy days we all seem to remember from our childhood, those snowball fights, those Jack Frost patterns etched our bedroom windows, those chilblains – all seem to be ancient history.

This week in London, where we had an early unofficial Christmas with William and family, winter arrived for one day only before becoming sunny and mild again.  Look at these ducks and gulls in the local park, standing in puzzled uncertainty or ineptly skating on a frozen pond.  One day only was quite enough for them.

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

20 thoughts on “Winter: for one day only”

  1. ha ha haaaa…… wonderful thoughts, wonderful pixies, baffled duckies 🙂
    Send them to Switzerland at any given date; there IS snow enough and ice and fun and accidents galore! (not fun!)
    Here in France there are no signs of winter either, for the moment, which is OK seeing that not many people have winter equipment on their cars.

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      1. A nearby village which is higher than we are had snow. We are slightly lower and close to the coast so heavy frost but no snow.

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    1. ‘Baffled’ does indeed just about cover it. I guess many – most – of those birds had never been faced with ice before. I’ll drop you a line later. Hope things are going according to plan.


  2. I love the mallard photo too! At least this year we have had much more frost and snow than last year and the year before together!
    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours, Margaret!

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