Earlier today Chris and I went to Rugby for a spot of shopping and we found that there were patches of surprisingly heavy snow on the A45. Between Braunston and Willoughby there is quite a large rookery and there was much activity around the nests. Rooks are early nesters and this snow could hardly have come at a worse time; about three inches of snow covered the landscape, effectively cutting the birds off from their food supplies of worms, insects and seeds.
We did our shopping at Elliotts Fields, a fairly new retail development to the east of Rugby and having parked up we set off for the joys of Debenhams, Marks and Sparks and so on. The biting east wind had, within seconds, made my face numb and i.m.o. these are the coldest conditions we've experienced this winter. The temperature was around -2 degrees but once again it was the wind chill which really caused the problem. Now I am not a great fan of Fatface and similar retail outlets but I was very glad to plunge into the warmth they offered.
|Out garden table currently has a snowy-white cloth. 18 March, 2018|