Unless you have been living in a bunker for the past few days, you will know that it has been snowing in many parts of the UK, with Wales and the Midlands bearing the brunt.
Yesterday (10 November) about 140,000 homes were left without power as heavy snow and strong winds battered Britain, and temperatures dipped to as low as -12C on Sunday night in Northumberland.
True to form, our wonderful readers have been busy snapping snowy rural scenes in all their beauty – here are some of our absolute favourites.
Julia Chapman sent us this wintry photo of sheep adjusting to the chilly landscape on the Yorkshire Dales.
Heavy snow in Wales
Young farmer Tom Parry took this photo of Texels in the snow in the Brecon Beacons area.
And Matty Thomas took this one on a hill in Llanidloes, Powys, about 1,950ft above sea level.
Sledging on the farm
Here are Josie and Freddie having a blast sledging in the snow on the farm. Check out their matching sledge and overalls.
New worker’s snow joke
Looks like the guys at Hoys Farm are short of workers. We are not sure much ploughing is going to get done with this frosty character in charge, though. Tara Davies sent this one in to us.
Snow-covered pig sty
Janet Powell sent in this chilly shot of the farm’s pig sty after the first big dump of the white stuff in mid-Wales.
Vince and Melita Corbett sent in this photo of one of their heifers in the snow in Powys. This beauty is called Teme Lollypop, an 18-month-old pedigree Charolais enjoying the snow at 1,400ft on the Welsh border.
This inquisitive Highland certainly won’t have trouble keeping warm in the snow in Shropshire. Lisa Lupton of Church Stretton send us this one.
Snowy silage bales
Alexandra from Northern Ireland quite rightly points out that black-wrapped silage bales look like pints of Guinness when it snows.