What has slightly surprised me is the realisation that both Silver Birch (Betula pendula) and Weeping Willow (Salix x sepulcralis) hang onto their (dead) leaves through the winter. cuvalwen and myself sat under a Weeping Willow on Saturday night and there was quite a bit of brown foliage hanging down.
It is a beautiful day today. The sky is a pale blue and it is a little hazy. It is mild at the moment (10oC) with a slight breeze from the west.