With the snow on the ground that’s caused a lot of travel delays and problems for people getting to work and school, Chris and I decided yesterday to head out into the chilly weather and enjoy a wintery walk.
Wrapped up in so many layers there was very little left in our wardrobes, we were snug and cosy. We headed up the road, which was the most treacherous part of the journey, as there was a lot of slippery ice still covering the road. Once we got to the main road however, the foot and road traffic heading past had helped melt the frozen surfaces making it much easier to get to the footpaths for our trek across the fields.
It’s easy to focus on the negatives the snow brings, and I was one of those early on Friday morning when the building snow made my journey back home after dropping Chris off at work very unpleasant. It can be great fun too though, and as well as getting some fresh air, you can enjoy some time with the family, having a laugh with friends or just being a big kid.
We wandered up to Millennium Walk in Audley which gives a lovely view over the farmland around the village. The temperature didn’t feel as cold either, and without too much wind, we got home glowing.
In total we spent around an hour walking and jumping into snow drifts, many of which came up to our knees and one which went as high as my waist! I’ve never seen snow so deep and loved how beautiful the waves of snow looked where the wind had blown them beneath the hedgerows edging the field. It reminded me of sand in the desert.
Although more snow was forecast today, in Stoke at least it’s not made any difference to the amount on the roads, and that’s probably a good thing to limit the impact on the roads when people return to work tomorrow morning. If you haven’t already been out in the snow though, why not head out, even if it’s just in your garden, and make a snowman or snow animal, make snow angels or have a snow ball fight. If nothing else, your cheeks will be glowing and you won’t feel like you need the heating on quite so much!
I don’t know if my snow bunny will still be perched on the hillside by now, but it joins my memories of making a variety of snow men and a snow chicken 3 years ago! What will you make?