. . . is what I said to myself but, waking up after a night of snow that had taken the forecasters by surprise, I could not resist recording this nice demonstration of how protected and snug our little valley is.

While the trees towards the top of the hill on the other side of the river look like an over-the-top set for “The Return of the Wicked Snow Queen” or some such film, those lower down seem not to have been snowed-on at all.