Early 2015

I think it’s fair to say that the start of the year in North Northumberland has been relatively mild. Although we have had some snow, it’s been confined to the hills behind – just enough to make it look very scenic! In fact, until late January, when this photo was taken of the snow covered Cheviots, the hills had stayed remarkably green. There is still a smidgeon of the white stuff on the tops, hanging on the northern slopes and gulley’s, it looked lovely a few days ago against the bright blue of a sunny sky.


The rest of us have been basking in sunshine, the bulls in the field in front of Firwood have been out all winter, not something that happens very often.

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Around the area now, the snowdrops and aconites are coming to the fore. In fact, Northumberland is snowdrop heaven at the moment! It’s good to see life springing from the ground again, not that it has disappeared entirely this winter, we could still find the odd rose in bloom in January. I know there can still be a sting in the tail before we hit spring proper but if there is, at least it won’t last too long at this time of year. Here’s to the coming Spring, longer days and warming temperatures!

Mike and Beth

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I love the way the world turns monochrome when it is snowing. pic.twitter.com/bVNHln0ofe

About a year ago from Beth Mills's Twitter via Twitter Web App