2nd - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - a couple of inches this time around.
3rd - This new pond - following all the snow and rain - is where the snakeshead fritillaries should be appearing. Just as well they like it damp!
4th - Great to see the Tree Sparrows here again.
5th - Another, now rare, visitor - a Greenfinch.
8th - More visitors - this time a solitary Grey Wagtail - for a minute or so!
8th - More snow and yet some of the plants are doing their best to show through - daffodils, heather and snowdrops.
8th - Bluebells, garlic and snowdrops in snow - with some looking happier than others.
8th - Snow covered wood pile - wonder what is living in there? Nobody has told the fish it is cold and they should not be active.
9th - It is snowing again! Wood pigeon looking smart even before his daily bath. The Song Thrush also looking smart against the snow.
9th - Nice to see starlings down feeding along with the chaffinches.
9th - The Heron is back today - twice - fortunately it has not got past the net yet so may even have some fish left in the spring.
10th - As it was -6°C outside, no apologies for some snow shots. Bird bath totally frozen, plants braving the weather and the pond trying to disappear.
11th - Footprints in the snow - the size of the Grey Heron print is something else!
11th - Nature is surviving at -5°C and it has warmed up by a degree.
11th - Amazing patterns from icicles and where the water splashes around the pond - the later is getting covered by snow!
13th - Early morning Song Thrush standing on ice and in the snow.
13th - Still below freezing and frozen splashes make for interesting sculptures.
13th - The Grey Heron spent 20 minutes standing on the net over the frozen pond yesterday and was back today in the deep snow.
13th - Ice patterns around the moving water - where each drop seemed to freeze and cover in.
13th - Poor Heron was back and making no impression on the frozen pond. The Starlings were drinking and turning it into a spa.
13th - Wood Pigeon enjoying the exta seed while the Collared Doves sat it out in the willow.
16th - Snow has gone, temperature around 9°C and still ice on the surface of the pond. Hopefully the Leaping Salmon rose will not have suffered too much in the cold.
16th - Crocus appearing through the bark mulch while Snowdrops showing nicely. A first Helibore of the season - lovely.
21st - Too much rain to get out in garden but first nice day and the Snowdrops are blooming nicely and the first of the crocus have appeared - can spring be far away?
21st - Good to see that the Wisteria is still alive while the "Lords and Ladies" seem to have multiplied. Hawthorn starting to bud.