I said in my last post that Autumn was accelerating towards Winter. Little did I realise the speed of the transition. Woke up Friday morning to hard frost but clear blue sky with just a few lenticular clouds acting like a prism for the bright sun.
By mid afternoon it was snowing and within half an hour the garden was turning white.
Overnight it froze even harder, down to -2oC. And it stayed below freezing most of the Saturday. I walked to the supermarket via the top of the mountain and it was dramatically colder and more extreme up there with snow frozen on trees and drifting through the gaps in hedges and fences. With the exception of 2009-10 this is weather we haven’t seen for many years and certainly I can’t remember it coming so early in the season. This winter could be good fun.