Sunday 6 April 2008

April Snow

I woke this morning to see thick snow falling outside my window. Snow is such a rare sight in London these days that threw on my clothes, grabbed my camera, and rushed down to my local park to take pictures that wouldn't look out of place on a Yule card.

Before I arrived I could hear sounds of children's laughter as two small boys waged a gleeful snowball fight in the playground.

I think there is something about snow in England these days that brings out the child in all of us, especially when it is on a Sunday and we don't have to try to get to work.

Of course, snow was a lot more common when I was a child - it would first arrive not long after mid winter and was a frequent sight until March. After weeks of chilblains and long waits at freezing bus stops it soon lost its appeal.

However, what concerns me about snow this late into the year is how it will affect all the young animals that have recently been born.

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