If today's Sky Watch image doesn't make you feel chilly....
Yes, it's a reminder that Winter really is upon us. A small number of hardy leaves still cling forlornly to the trees as we look out across the damp and chilly landscape of the Tame Valley in Mossley. Although Mossley is only 4 miles from the centre of Ashton, it is surrounded by hills, with a thin coating of snow on the higher slopes.
Just add a thin, miserable sleet falling and a chill wind and the warm days of Summer are nothing but a distant memory!
It seems to be such a short time ago that this same view was so very different. Such is the turning of the seasons....
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