Category Archives: Weather

End of Month View: Nobbut a Sprinkling…

Centrally placed in England as we are, weather systems heading towards us from different directions often peter out before they get here. It may be bitterly cold (minus 6°C at the moment, supposedly feeling like minus 14°) and we may … Continue reading

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A Rumbling Tummy

The sky was hungry. The pressure had been slowly and steadily dropping for 24 hours and the humidity was rising. It began as a low rumble, indistinct at first, but becoming louder and more continuous as the minutes passed. Humidity … Continue reading

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One thing I did not show in full yesterday on GBFD, but noticed when I was rambling taking the necessary photos, was this minor casualty of Hurricane Gonzalo on Tuesday. You would never have guessed from that fetching picture of bark … Continue reading

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After the Razzamatazz

Roses fade, Their petals dropping To form a Scented carpet On the ground. Having welcomed The sun (with razzamatazz) To open their buds And proclaim A glorious June, They hanker now For shade, For gentle breezes, For a long cool … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day: King Alfred

Scraps of blue Vanish in an instant, White hues fade In seconds Through shades Of grey Like unwashed sheets. Wet spots Merge, Forming damp spears- Searing streaks That bounce off Rock and path and window Before freezing Way beyond And returning … Continue reading

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Having had an email from David Austin a few days ago to say my rose order had been dispatched, we have been watching out for the postman as there is no way we would hear the doorbell if we were … Continue reading

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Drops of Snow

After Sunday night’s below zero temperatures and scraping required on the cars in the morning we were expecting a similar night yeterday. Temperatures rose overnight though and we awoke to rain, which gradually got heavier before turning to sleat, then … Continue reading

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