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“There is a 100% probability of severe cold weather” said the Met office…

March 12, 2013

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It was bitterly cold this morning. We have no snow – again – though we probably ought to be thankful: in Brighton Uncle Brian was stuck in a blizzard and had to be towed out. Sounds exciting, but I suspect it was just cold.

The water I put out for the birds was frozen and Arlo upended the frozen lump onto the path and tried to smash it. No success. I put some more water out and by lunchtime it was wearing a thin coat of ice.

Still, the sun was out and the sky was blue – you could almost be fooled into thinking it was a pleasant spring day, if you could get out of the ferocious, head-numbing wind.

I went for a walk along the cycle path, extremities benumbed, my boots crunching on the iced mud underfoot. The waterwheel even had icicle stalactites dangling from the mill race. Not good for March.

treeless-weirThe tree that has spent the last few months stuck in the weirtree-in-the-river is no longer there. Yesterday, some brave souls (yesterday the sun wasn’t even out) dismantled it with chainsaws and removed it – well removed most of it. I think they must have been stopped by the tide, because there are large bits of tree everywhere.tree-scattered

If I had a wood-burning stove I’d be out there grabbing logs.

I might grab a bit for posterity anyway – or for a garden seat at least.

If only I could get it home…

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