It started to snow last night (when the above picture was taken) and it hadn't stopped by the time we went to sleep. It cause complete traffic chaos locally with people taking more than 8 hours to travel the short distance (approx. 12 miles) down from Edinburgh to West Linton, Peebles and the rest of the Scottish Borders. We had probably around 4" (10cm). Nothing like it had been forecast. The Forth Road Bridge is also closed due to non weather related structural problems so it's fair to say travel in and around Edinburgh won't be a pleasure for the moment.
Although the night started off freezing, the temperatures must have risen overnight as a slow melting has already started but the dog walk was gorgeous, with some sunshine to make the snow sparkle.
And as Andy Goldsworthy puts it so well:
"Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood"
That must have been why I kicked merrily at the snow, Rueben rolled in it and I threw snowballs at him that he tried to catch.