First snow of the year.
4th February 2012: I was at the far south end of the marsh, walking past the scrap yard, when the first snow of this year began to fall. Strange things happened as the flakes settled on the ground. Some of the horses began prancing around in circles, and others raced back and forth – the snow excited them, obviously. Birds swooped down, landed in the grass, and began frantically eating the flakes as if the ground were covered in bread crumbs – they didn’t seem bothered by me walking through them, either.