The car spent forty-five minutes in a snowdrift this morning, and I haven't been too inclined to attempt to travel anywhere else; the winds are exceptionally high, whittling the snow into interesting waves...
...but also making the trees tremble. Clouds of white billow along the edges of the fields and over the lanes.
But there is a hint of blue amongst the grey and white.
And some birds are still active, despite the intense windchill.
So is the creature that tends to follow birds to the feeders.
It's hard to know how much the snow will last; the drifts were three feet deep in places this morning, but the sunshine and bitter wind are combining to melt the blanket and harden it into ice. Icicles have grown remarkably quickly - this is a macro of one outside my back door.
I have seen a fox, but no pictures; the trailcam caught a large badger near one sett before the snow settled. I'll set it back out again tonight.