Today is the shortest day. It's barely light at 7:00 A.M. and dark by 4:30 P.M. smilies but from now on the days start to get longer again. Never mind the winter – we are on our way to Spring. smilies

Until recently our weather has been very mild but on Tuesday morning we had a moderate frost. Then on Wednesday and today we have had a hard frost.

Frost on the Weeping Willow

You should be able to see that there is frost all over our Weeping Willow branches. I think that I would weep if I was covered in frost like that. It's at times like this that I feel sorry for the birds – they have to sleep out in it. We do our best to put out food in this weather as they stand a much better chance of surviving a cold night with a full stomach especially the little ones.