The weather here in South Yorkshire has turned very cold. The high countryside where we usually walk has seen its first snowfall. We, too, live relatively high up, but are sheltered in the lee of the hill. It's time to put up the long, heavy curtains at the front door and give thanks for a warm home. We wake at the same time every day just before the dawn breaks. Sometimes it's been raining all night. What sort of weather will we have during the day, I wonder? There are old sayings about the weather that would give a rough indication. I wonder if they are reliable in these days of what seems to be abnormal weather?
Here it is at dawn yesterday and this morning - two very different skies and two very different days regarding the weather. Yesterday was frosty, then wet and very cold. Today it's turned out sunny and dry and also very cold.
Tomorrow will be an even earlier start as I'm going to York with a group where we shall visit York Minster and the historic centre.