These are photographs I took around St Margaret's Bay and in the eastern end of the North Downs during the period of intense cold and snow between 16th and 24th January 2013.
This was a spell of dramatic weather. The snow was not spectacularly deep but deep enough to completely change the landscape. And although the temperatures were not glacial the persistent and bitter north-easterly winds gave feels like temperatures of up to -10C.
When the thaw did set it it was slow and the cold winds gained in ferocity.
For pictures of local birds during this period take a look at the Tony Morris' great St Margaret's birding blog.