Jackie needed to be as nippy as the air outside to photograph her aerial garden views in the rapidly melting snow this morning.
Her next subject was the snowcapped owl first captured in the patio through the sitting room window. Having wrapped herself up he became her first subject as she continued outside in the garden.
Yesterday’s frost-touched frogs were now also capped with snow.
Another view across the Kitchen Bed towards the Rose Garden reveals the protective shrouds placed as preservation over the more vulnerable plants.
The Rose Garden can be seen beyond Sculpture Florence, standing with dry feet on gravel. The Winter Season figure has collected an appropriate amount of precipitation.
From the Oval Bed beside the Rose Garden our eyes take us across the Weeping Birch Bed down the Back Drive.
Another snowy owl perched on the low wall surrounding the Palm Bed.
The owl could have been contemplating the wheels on the opposite side of the path.
This evening we dined on grilled gammon steaks; roasted butternut squash; potato and swede mash; sautéed peppers, onions, and red cabbage; tangy broccoli and cauliflower cheese; crunchy carrots, and tender runner beans.
Soon I will be settling down to watch BBC’s coverage of the first match of this year’s Six Nations rugby tournament – that between France and Wales.