It has been a mild winter so far, people say. Sunny days and crisp air. But since we have returned it is as though winter has had second thoughts. No messing around now with mild, sunny days, let's do this properly. Mist, cold drizzle, temperatures below 5 degrees even by day. Snow however is not yet forecast.
The vegetable garden requires tidying and clearing. Feed and other goodies need to be dug in. Shrubs, vines, roses are waiting to be pruned, cared for, cleared away. Some plants are showing signs of 'anaemia'; they need iron.
Winter tasks await but for now a cold drizzle excuses us and we huddle indoors over work and books, waiting for the sun to return.