We managed to get a wee bit of a walk around this park today and for some reason it was almost deserted. What has happened to all the kids?
Maybe they’ve been busy playing in the park all week as the schools were closed and they’re fed up with it all now, but there wasn’t any evidence of them, no snowmen at all. Had they all been dragged to the shops by parents keen to get Christmas shopping done?
As you can see, the pond has frozen over and there were footprints in the snow which is on top of the ice but it really isn’t safe to walk on it as I’m sure it isn’t thick enough.
The weather forecast is predicting another very cold week ahead for us so it might be as bad as last year was. You can see here a photograph of the park which was taken during the Christmas holidays last year.
This is the refurbished fountain which had to be taken apart during the so called summer because somebody forgot to turn the water off last year and the resulting ice must have damaged it. It doesn’t look nearly so nice now and I suppose it’ll take a few years for it to weather nicely.
Strangely there doesn’t seem to be nearly so much snow in the park as there is in the streets and gardens.