Just as longer days appear, and plans of garden-plotting begin, a March-snow falls from the sky.
Thankfully measured in inches, not feet, as with other parts of the country.
Newspaper coronets have been placed over plants that have boldly appeared from the winter soil, and white sheets draped to protect emerging Clematis vines.
Humans and portly felines now cocooned fireside.
Brambly Hedge : Illustrated by Jill Barklem