It has been warm around here this last couple of days and sunny. The cold weather in the forecast has disappeared without trace. All of which makes the days very pleasant, but it is not really what is needed.
There is still snow on the the mountain, but it is wafer thin now and there is little prospect of it being put to good use for a while. In most years, our walking boots would be packed away, but at the moment they are essential kit. With one thing and another, it is really not the best of times for this little village, despite the sunshine. In weather terms, it has all happened before of course, so we hope winter gets a grip soon.