Well ... there's been a sudden drop in temperature over the last few days.
Some clothes pegs left outside in the laundry basket, where water had gathered, were suspended in a sheet of ice yesterday.
The Collect of the Fourth Sunday in Lent ...
whose blessed Son our Saviour
gave his back to the smiters
and did not hide his face from shame:
Give us grace to endure the sufferings of this present time
with sure confidence in the glory that shall be revealed;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.