Monday 1 April 2013

Birchen Edge through the snow

On Friday, Mark and I decided to take advantage of the sunshine with a trip to Birchen Edge. There was rather more snow up there than at home, especially in the sheltered spots and along the field boundaries where it had been piled high by the wind.

Walking under the trees, it would be easy to believe that we were still in the depths of Winter!

The sun had run away, but did make a few brief appearances during the day. When it was out, the air temperature was surprisingly warm (surprising because of the contrast with when it was absent, rather than surprising because it was almost April for goodness sake!!!)

Water dripping through cracks in the gritstone had frozen to create these icicles.