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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Days When The Snows Came

This morning I woke to snow on the ground and the sound of a brisk gale whistling in the cottage's portholes. Snow has finally come to West Cumbria - something frequent enough on the hills a few miles to the east but such a rarity most winters in the west as to be genuinely worthy of comment. There's an inch or two across the fields to Aspatria. Below my window, a dozen or so oval-shaped patches of green are neatly drawn up in the lee of the cottage. Around them another group of smaller, elongated ovals. Obviously Sheep-fighting Man's herd, who have been raising their new-born these last six weeks, elected to take shelter beside my bathroom window last night.


Anonymous Big Al said...

Ah, but the great freeze up in '46, that really was something else.

12/3/06 3:22 pm  
Anonymous Eleanor said...

Maybe the little beast has been reincarnated and is back to hang out by the cottage!

12/3/06 11:10 pm  
Blogger Lex said...

Lucky sod. It was 84 F here yesterday, a day that required me to be working out in the sun from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (and I've got the sunburned neck to show for it). We've gotten only two light dustings all winter. Thirteen years ago this weekend, we experienced an epic ice storm. How times change.

13/3/06 7:10 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Lex - you always were a bit of a redneck . . .

14/3/06 9:03 am  

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