Monday, 16 December 2013

Crystalline and Cold

Early December has been a white world of hoar frost and dry cold. The temperature rose a bit on Friday afternoon though and we have lost our crystalline covering.

Our driveway at Friday lunchtime.
 Hoar frost on the moss on top of Ghiselaine's wall.
Like dry hot weather, dry cold is so much more pleasant than humid weather of any sort. This spell of cold has been particularly enjoyable as it has been brilliantly sunny with very little wind to go with it. Consequently real feel temperatures have been higher than actual and all that sun after long grey weeks was doubly welcome.
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Loire Valley Nature: A new entry has been added for the Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly Argynnis paphia.
Photos have been added to the Speckled Wood butterfly Pararge aegeria entry.
Photos have been added to the Southern White Admiral butterfly Limenitis reducta entry.

3 comments:

  1. I'm really enjoying it too - it makes winter so much more pleasant!

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  2. Love those shots. Alas it's colder where I am now (Virginia) where there's several inches of snow on the ground.

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  3. My favourite kind of day, sunny and frosty.

    In the UK the weather has been unseasonably mild. Not warm enough to do without heating, but the kind of temperatures that cause a 'hot flush' and not the hormonal, age related kind!!

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