Sunday, 28 December 2014
After the snow of Boxing Day Saturday wasn't too bad a day with some long spells of wintry sunshine but it remained cold all day with the temperature only managing a high of 3.8°C.
On Saturday morning I took a photo of the greenhouse with snow on the roof. The sun was shining and I thought I’d better get a picture before the sunshine thawed the snow and ice. As it turns out I needn't have been in such a rush as despite the sunshine nothing too much in the way of melting took place and on Sunday morning the greenhouse roof was still mostly covered in snow and ice.
As you can see nothing much has thawed and Sunday morning is another lovely sunny winter’s morning.
I noticed one of our blackbirds attempting to break the ice on our birdbath to get a drink.
The frost had made some wonderful patterns in the water and it seemed a shame to destroy them by adding some hot water but the birds welfare takes precedence.
The ice patterns disappeared with the addition of a kettle full of boiling water. I'm not sure how long the water will remain ice free as the temperature remains around 0°C. I may be out with the kettle of hot water again today.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:34