More desks....
Snow Dragon

More snow....

Village square in snow

Our snow deluge of last week was starting to melt this weekend, with grass poking up through the drifts of white in our yard. Today, we were told, it would rain, and the roads into and out of the village would finally clear. Instead we woke up to more snow than I have ever seen in all my years on Dartmoor...and sometimes I just have to wonder if the the village's true name isn't Brigadoon.

I love days like this, when cars remained parked, time seems to stop, and people walk and haul children and groceries on sleds. The village is quiet without the rumble of motors, and we all step back into another century...

Snow on thatchSnow on the thatched roof of a 16th century building: Whiddon's Tea Shop. (The name comes from a local legend.)

Endecott House in snowSnow on the thatched roofs of two 13th century buildings:  Endecott House and the Three Crowns pub.

Snow on a thatched roof 3Snow on the thatched roof of the Lloyd's Bank building, as neighbors and dogs hike through the village Square.

Village church The village church, which celebrates its 750th anniversary next year.

Village churchyardThe Globe Inn and the old, old graves of the village churchyard.

Travellers in snowTravellers in time: puppeteer William Todd-Jones and his daughter Lillian.

2The path to Or Hill, the best place for sledding.

Tilly WonderlandThe obligatory Tilly shot. (This is her idea of heaven.) Click on any of the pictures for larger versions.