Perce Neige translated from French into English is pierce the snow. Starting Thursday afternoon it snowed and by nightfall the amalanchier trees were covered in sticky snow. Friday we stayed in doors, and today I walked into Wells to do a little food shopping, finding the pavements so difficult that I walked in the road when it got too difficult. The Rugby was on the TV which explained the very low road traffic count.
From the Conservatory, today, as the snow started to melt, the snowdrops were piercing the snow. In french these delightful blooms are literally called Snow Pierces: Perce Neige.