27 February 2020

It has been a remarkably snow-free winter, but February seems hell-bent on going out with a bang. After weeks of incessant rain and sleet, a light blanketing of snow overnight.

The sun came out at lunchtime, so I decided to walk around the lanes to take some snowy photos. Despite the snow, there was a definite feeling of spring in the air. The rooks certainly thought so too. They’ve paired off now. I stood and watched one pair flying high, twisting and turning about each other, then diving together. I’d swear they were doing it just for fun, although one of them —presumably the male—was noticeably more enthusiastic than the other.

Snow in the upper Calder Valley

Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. He is currently working on a book about looking at the world through Darwin’s eyes.Website · Newsletter · Mastodon · Facebook

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