A disgruntled farmer was so frustrated at the recent cold-snap he wrote: “Where is Spring?” in 40ft-high letters on his snow-covered fields.
Beef farmer Nicholas Stokes, 57, used his quad bike to etch out the giant letters on his land in Ellesmere, Shrops., as temperatures plunged to -4 over the Easter weekend.
Nicholas, who has lived on the farm all his life, said: “This is the worst spell of freezing weather I have ever known and it’s coming off the back of months of persistent rain.
“When I saw the snow covering my field I just thought I wanted to do something to show my frustration at the situation in a humorous way.
“It was just a bit of fun. Everyone keeps wondering what on earth happened to spring this year.
“I thought I would spell it out for everyone to see.”
After spending 30 minutes writing the huge message, Mr Stokes, who has 50 cattle, flew on his micro-light to snap his handiwork.