The North Wind Doth Blow # One Week

As this is the last day of #OneWeek – winter linky hosted by the lovely Sarah of Older Mum (in a muddle), I decided to change the original post I had planned and opt for this one instead.  The weather suddenly decided to change from murmurings of spring, back into winter again.  It seemed fitting that I therefore end my contribution to One Week with some wintry pictures.

After being full of the joys of spring, this morning we awoke to everything being crisp and frosty, a sharp reminder that winter hasn’t disappeared just yet.  We ended up having to bundle up in snowsuits again!

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Todays outside wanderings were crunchy, frost coated ones.  We decided to collect frosty leaves, we I say we, what I actually mean is,  the girls decided to collect little piles of frosty leaves.  They even managed to find a frozen leftover windfall apple in our orchard.  They rolled around on the frost coated grass and even though their little noses were bright red, I had a battle on my hands getting them back indoors.  As the day wore on the North wind began to pick up and it turned really bitterly cold.  It felt like we were in the depths of winter all over again, winter at its harshest.  By the time I had bribed them inside with promises of hot chocolate and marshmallows, my feet were numb!

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frozen apple

I’m hoping that the North wind subsides quickly and doesn’t bring any snow.  It’s time for the new shoots to flourish, it’s time for the anticipation of bright sunny days, an explosion of baby birds, the return of the swallows.  It’s time to smell the freshly cut grass, it’s time for spring.

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