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Just curious. Which do you use? Wintry or wintery? As far as I know they're both correct. I say wintery just because I like how it feels and sounds when I say it like that. Here's a picture of a robin and one of a squirrel in my wintery garden. 

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Wintery for me 😊 I’ve put photo’s of my chickens on other threads but here are a couple more of our snowy garden. Snow’s going rubbish and melty now in the sun but at least the roads are clearing. 

These photo’s are all full colour even though some of them look black and white!

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I prefer wintry...not sure why as wintery makes more sense grammatically! Bloomin' cold will do!

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I found this.....

Wintry” is an adjective we use to describe something that relates to winter or is chilly or frigid. “Wintery” is another way to spell “wintry,” but even though it's not incorrect, it's far less common than “wintry.”

Wintry just doesn't look right.

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14 minutes ago, Luvachicken said:

Wintry just doesn't look right.

Maybe that's why I prefer it....a bit of a rebel, me! 

Seriously, I think it sounds harsher so, to my mind, more suited to current conditions!

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Also, seasons don't get given a capital letter but months do.

Not sure I get that, they are the names of seasons after all.

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Here is my snowman we made with the added benefit of using the snow from the run.

It was nice having extra snow and made the run much lighter for the girls.

I haven't made a snowman for a very long time as I always left the children to do it, but they are on some travel adventures so it was down to us.

In fact, he's the biggest snowman we've ever had and we still have loads of snow left over.

 

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Wintery for me too.  

7 inches here but in the drifts, otherwise 5 inches.  Most of the snow was blown away overnight so easier to trudge around - beautiful though.  I love sparkly snow when the sun shines on it.

 

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The snow family.  Struggling to find pics that don’t contain other people’s children. There was a 4th made with the earliest powdery snow and he fell apart.  Three snow people barely made a dent in the snow.  There are parts of the garden where it is still pristine but they Conysin stuff like water barrels.  For once I didn’t make snowangels in any bit lacking footprints.  Love being what my preteen considers ‘embarrassing’

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8 hours ago, Luvachicken said:

Also, seasons don't get given a capital letter but months do.

Not sure I get that, they are the names of seasons after all.

I didn't know that. It feels odd to write a season name without a capital doesn't it. 

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15 hours ago, patsylabrador said:

I didn't know that. It feels odd to write a season name without a capital doesn't it. 

I work in a school and only learnt that last year when I was working in year 4.

I've learnt a few things being at school that I didn't know before :oops:

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