What’s that white stuff?


This morning, when I pulled back the curtains, I was rather surprised by the above scene. We have had hail and sleet this week, with unpleasantly low temperatures, so perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised. However, it is May on Sunday….

The bizarre weather doesn’t seem to have stopped the birds around doing what birds do. For the second time in history, I even saw one in my apple tree.

A magpie and pigeon were having a set-to two doors along – Mr Pigeon presumably felt disinclined to share his lawn and all its worms. In the end, the magpie got the message and took sanctuary in my tree, although I missed a shot there and instead here he is, having moved to the fence for one final ponder on his chance of success down the road.


In all this excitement, a cauliflower seedling I was hardening off got left outside but the snow and such like doesn’t seem to have done it any harm. Maybe it’s time to get it outside permanently then.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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15 Responses to What’s that white stuff?

  1. Kalamain says:

    It’s been bloody cold the last couple of days. We have had snow, hail and a bit too much rain.

    And its nearly the end of April… It will be May in a week… What madness is this? O.o

  2. Lovely update thank you for sharing have a blessed day Helen

  3. Are you in the Uk Helen? I’ve heard the weather there is going a little awry!

  4. Snow in almost-May? That’s just not right.

    I loved reading about the bird exchange. You made me smile.

  5. Gosh snowing? Heavens … we are heading into winter and our weather is still relatively mild. Mind you, it doesn’t snow in Auckland 🙂

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