What a difference a year makes!

It was chilly this morning, in fact, the registered temperature as the sun rose was 0degC.

Temperatures were lower last year, -5degC was the order of that day, and it hardly rose and clouds brought the promise of snow.

This year the sky was cloudless and blue. As the sun rose it sent its golden glow far and wide.

Last year gave us touches of blue, but it wasn’t to last.

Frozen bird bath and the first sprinkling of snow was not a pleasant sight.

This year there is plenty of water for the birds and they are already beginning to become territorial and build nests. Yesterday’s temperature rose to 19degC. Today’s may be the same, but the high spot of my day came at 11am and 11degC when I spotted this