2nd March – and Winter’s arrived!

Garbett Way Snow, 2016As doughty dog walkers exercised their pets in the winter’s first downfall of snow, Ken Haywood, cosy in the warmth of his study, snapped this photograph.  Having experienced a mild season so far this year, and watching daffodils bloom too early, the snowfall reminded us, briefly, what winters were once like.

Typically – for English weather – the snow didn’t last too long.  As excited Bishopthorpe children sat in school dreaming of snowmen and sledges, glorious sunshine appeared after a couple of hours and melted the lot.