Well, it sure has been a while since I bothered you all.
It's been a case of circumstances, circumstances, circumstances. (Beginning to sound like a reality tv programme now!
Many thanks to Rob (Rock) and Jason (jasonrwl) and Neil(Wigan) who all made the fatal mistake of PM'ing me to find out where I was, and were subjected to the blow by blow story of why I have been more or less absent for so many weeks.
Anyway, we have been enjoying days of darkness and not a lot of sun this winter. Normally it snows a lot and then the sun comes out, but this winter the big yellow warm thingy in the sky has gone AWOL, so it has just been snowing a lot.
A couple of weeks ago the weather went bananas and the temperature climbed above zero. This was enough to start an early thaw which lasted all of 4 hours, 27 minutes and 32 seconds. Just enough, in other words, for water to drip from the house roof and on to a bush below. The result was quite fascinating as the water must have been semi-liquid and encased the twigs and must have frozen almost instantly. The coming growth season's buds can be clearly seen encapsulated within the ice.
Well I thought it was a pretty cool effect.
Many thanks for looking, I am off to do some commenting and get into the swing of things again.
Oh yes...Happy Belated New Year to one and all
Edit: V1 was taken towards the sun, the other two facing the house wall, hence the difference in bg colour.
Tags: Flowers and plants
I said Id be back