I love snow. Especially when you can step outside into the countryside and enjoy it. This morning, I woke up to a gentle sprinkling and, because it’s the first proper settling we’ve had this year and it’s therefore puppy Otto’s first encounter with the white stuff, i was even more eager to get outside. Walking up to the top of the hill by our house, we crossed the frozen canal, where the snow had left a floating blanket on the ice, and framed a seasonal clump of snowdrops. Nature’s beauty at its best.