Thursday, 5 March 2009

Overnight snow in Devon

No snow here in my part of the Tamar Valley but belts of showers crossing the south west last night have dumped some more of the white stuff over parts of Devon with the north and east of the county particularly affected. Mainly bright in my part of the world earlier and during the second half of the morning I walked up to a vantage point high above the village where it's possible to see most of Dartmoor's western scarp and the snow up on the moor was very evident. I returned home the quick way by the main road that descends rapidly back into the village. Part way down there is a grassy bank that catches the sun well and it was pleasing to see a good number of lesser celandines there and a number of daffodils on the way to flowering. The huge variety of cultivated daffs hereabouts means that they don't all come at once, a situation helped by the different micro- climates prevalent in the mid Tamar Valley.

Another couple of weeks and the daffodils will hopefully be at their best.

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