Typical Spring Weather…

After last week’s brilliant sunshine and remarkable warmth for the time of year, it seems we’re back to business as usual, no doubt caused by me taking a week off work. This morning started off with light, but persistent rain, which then turned to heavier rain[1], which then turned to wind-driven sleet, which turned to this:

April (snow) showers

April (snow) showers

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/6.3
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 50mm
ISO: 100

and indeed this:

Lovely spring scene

Lovely spring scene

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/40s
Focal length: 47mm
ISO: 100

Yes, that’s actual snow. The wind seems to have dropped now, so it’s just falling gently. It looks like the wet roads and pavements aren’t cold enough for the nasty stuff to settle, but who knows…

Time for that old song, I think:

I’m dreaming of a white Easter…

I have a vague recollection[2] of hearing somewhere that snow was more common at Easter than Christmas in most of the UK[3], which seems quite believable to me.

No doubt next week, when I’m back at work, will revert to glorious sunshine.

[1] Not “serious stair-rods” stuff, but heavy enough to encourage me to not want to go out
[2] Many of my recollections are like that. It’s my age, you know :huh:
[3] This may not be the case for more northern bits of Scotland