For, roughly, the last three days, we've had snow.
It rather feels as though it is constantly snowing sideways.
In truth, it is just the wind rearranging the snow from here to there, and back again.
The sheep stand and glare at the cold ground.
They seem about as thrilled as I would be, if I had a bottom covered in ice.
This snow is different from the urban snow I have previously experienced.
This snow is loud and aggressive.
Not at all like the gentle flakes that fall soundlessly in the lamp light.
This snow is three quarters hail, and the wind has been at 60mph gusts all week.
This has held back our sledding plans.
My hatchlings do not like being pelted by hail, and so we sit and watch from the windows.
Mugs of hot chocolate, muffins hot from the oven, and enjoy the view.