This is apparently a Snow Moon - the brown ring around it is formed from ice crystals, signifying snow is on the way. I'm glad I went to Llandod for a few extras yesterday (kitten food, milk etc), although I do keep a very good store cupboard on our food front. Apparently it is snowing steadily in Tregaron, which is about 30 miles West of us. I have pulled the wooden shutters across our bedroom window (they are on the inside) as that keeps the worst of the cold at bay. We've had the heating on all day - far too cold not to, as Keith would soon suffer. I feel very sorry for the people who hardly dare have heating on - at least in the past, when I was growing up, we had open fires and could hole up in the one warm room in the house.A hard frost here this morning. It was -4 when I came down.
Did anyone watch the programme about the winter of '63 the other night (Wednesday). I remember it well, but was still surprised at the depth of snow in some places, and how badly the West Country had it. There was a Great Blizzard in Devon in March 1891 in which 200 people and 6,000 animals died. The snowdrifts were up to 15 feet high then. I think in some places it wasn't that far behind in '63 and for much longer too.The orchard and the gigantic pine tree.
I have been snuggled in the warm today, and finally finished the binding on the quilt, after another complete muck-up of the last corner. Hopefully it will go unnoticed. The general finish looks good.
Of course, little kittens don't know what cold means yet . . .
Keep warm and safe everyone.