What a strange day today was . It started off with blue sky and sunshine at breakfast time . The overnight sleet had frozen on the ground , but it did not deter the male Blackcap turning up for his meal . No sooner had he gone , then a Fox , most probably a dog , came sauntering up the garden path towards the rockery . He came up as far as where we put down the bird food , and had a good sniff around . After a while , a noiser from next door disturbed him , and in a split second after this shot , he turned tail , and headed back down the garden path . Within minutes , a great slab of grey cloud enveloped the sky , and remained till lunchtime . I considered getting out for a while , but steady rain put paid to that . Just before dark , the rain turned to really heavy snow , and everything was recovered in up to 5 cms . As quickly as it started , the snow stopped again , but now freezing temperatures are forecasted for tonight , with probable further snow .
The fox shots were taken through double glazed windows , hence the quality , and the last shot doesn't do justice to the amount falling .
Hedgelaying up on the Greensand Ridge tomorrow doesn't look very likely , might do better on Wednesday .
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