We finally had snow here! It arrived late Friday night, just a gentle dusting, enough to whisper the world soft and silent. On Saturday morning, I thought wandering around the snowy garden barefoot would be a nice way to celebrate Imbolc. I wandered for about a minute and then thought better of it, but it was a strange and lovely experience. Snow is beautiful when you have the option to experience it from somewhere warm.
On a more serious note, it’s absolutely freezing here at the moment and there are a lot of people sleeping rough. It was -7 C (that’s -19 F for my friends in the USA) and I honestly can’t even imagine what it would be like to sleep outside in these temperatures for even an hour, never mind a whole night, or longer. This is hypothermia, frostbite and death weather.
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