The scenery was very pretty. Jack's mum was also taking photos. We haven't had quite this much snow for a few years. Often it doesn't stay photogenic for very long as it becomes slushy and less attractive. This time it has been so cold that the snow has stayed in good condition.
I decided to make the most of it. This might be my last walk for a while as the operation has been rescheduled for Friday 8th, provisionally anyway, depending on the weather.
It certainly is cold. These icicles hanging off our conservatory were only just beginning to melt slightly in the afternoon sunshine. They're frozen again now.
There are some advantages to the cold weather. These roses have been on my bathroom windowsill since 18th December, presumably having lasted so well because it is cool there. They were half-price then, already past their sell-by date in the supermarket. £2.50 in fact. It's interesting how sometimes you can pay a fortune for a bunch of roses and within two days they are flopped-over and past it. Other times, they seem to last for ages.
I have always been fascinated by dying flowers. Some of them, tulips for example, fade away so elegantly. I never discard flowers until they are absolutely done for; usually I thin out the bunches into smaller and smaller vases until there are only a few hangers-on left.