It seems we were misled. Today there is a gale force wind howling in from the east and flinging sleet and snow in all directions.
The beasties are even less impressed than me and aren't prepared to go out in it for long, preferring to monitor the situation from the window sill.
Mickey -Ugh! I'm not going out there.
Tess - Ugh! Only an idiot would go out there.
Chico - Ooh snow! Let's all go out to play!
As I sit here in front of the fire the wind is moaning down the chimneys and battering the back of the house in a rage. Piling sleet and snow in drifts against walls and windows so you can't see out.
While I was covering the hen run with old horse rugs to provide some shelter I noticed the diagonal icicles on the shed roof. That's a first and shows just how strong and bitter the wind is.
Late afternoon saw the sleet and snow ease although the sky looked ominous and the wind was still vicious and gale force. At least I could see through the kitchen window again. As the light faded the view wasn't very welcoming.
We've had it easy here this winter with much less snow than usual so I don't like to complain but really I have to say I'm not impressed with Spring so far. Roll on Summer.