Photo Copyright: Maggie May
I took this photo back in April when we quite unexpectedly, had a sudden shower of hail.
It didn't last long, but I thought it was rather beautiful and I'm glad that I was able to capture the scene before it melted.
I had meant to post this picture when it happened but the daffodils died back long ago and have been replanted and the moment is over.
Or is it?
I am hoping that our recent warnings of snow will not come near to where I live. I expect anyone who knows me will realise how much I hate walking on the stuff.
Granted, there is beauty in a new fall of snow that stealthily surprises us over night. Snow that hasn't been walked on when everything is fresh and clean.
When this happens there is a real quietness that hangs over everything. This always seems to come with each fall of snow..... the quietness. Have others noticed this?
I like to think that we will get Christmas over before we get any snow and possibly the New Year as well.
A few days ago I was surprised when I saw a woman walking up the road carrying a brand new toboggan because it was fairly sunny.
I called out to her and asked her if she new something about the weather that I didn't. She just laughed.
The toy shops seem to be full of toboggans.
If the worst should come to the worst this year, I have some grips to put on the bottom of my shoes. I ordered them on the internet earlier in the year, but by the time they arrived, the snow was over and I never got to try them out.