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Infinity
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It were Cold last night, it were....

Woke up this morning to a lovely White Vista.

~Just Frost though, no Snow.

 And we are also blessed with a cloudless, deep Blue Sky

 

The Bird Baths are all frozen over, added hot water to provide water for the Birdies

 

In passing, checked on the covered Tubs, there are loads of Daffodil bulbs just peeking out through the Compost.

Now left uncovered.

 

Same time as last year, checking in 2016 Diary

 

 

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Freezing sneezing here in west Wales but with lovely bright sunshine - and in for the day by the look of things. Same here with the bird bath but the Mrs tells me that leaving a cork in the water stops it freezing?

After forty years, now she tells me! 

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Cold clear Northern day here Minivan. MPI (mini) Sportspack started on the button for a winter blast. Hope the "van" started today.

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Nice sunny day here in Yorkshire.

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Sunny day here, our lake is frozen over, gave the texels an option to come inside tonight result confusion. Never give sheep a choice

I see 'infinity' of Derbyshire is in the news Wink http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38486907

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journeys wrote:

 

I see 'infinity' of Derbyshire is in the news Wink http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38486907


 

Well spotted....... but NO

Nowhere near, thankfully.

at least 70 miles away.

 

They would have problems building on "Our Hill"

 

 

 

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The Lake is starting to freeze over tonight, it's even colder than last night !!

 

Last night we placed a stick under each Wheelie Bin lid, to stop them freezing up, worked a treat.

Same thing tonight.

 

Just need some Snow, then our friends from Chicago will really feel at Home !!

 

 Time to put another Log on the Fire....

 

(In the wood burning stove actually)

 

 

 

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Nice and bright in Cumbria today with the higher fells having a light dusting of snow.

Downside was the return journey home, slow moving traffic on the motorway and side roads.

Still worth going though.

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Crystal clear sky with a red waxing crescent moon, Orion high in the Southern sky. Daft sheep - stayed out - nuts wouldn't tempt them insideAngry

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Bitter here earlier, but a stunning sunset made it all worthwhile.

 

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Been a grand day here too, bit parky early doors, but turned out nicely,short walk in the afternoon, warmish didn`t need to take my coat.   

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A couple of months ago, I bought a new, extremely well insulated Long Jacket, Laboratory tested to -50C.

This was to replace an old trusty Jacket/ Anorak

 

It is lovely & warm and you don't feel the cold at all.

 

Being long is a nice feature, keeps the parts other coats can't reach toasty !

Insulation is  75% down 25% feather, making the jacket extremely warm.

Combined with a Tracker Hat... ready for even colder Temperatures.

 

So I will venture out again later on..... Not Naked !!

 

Minivanman wrote:

Freezing sneezing here in west Wales but with lovely bright sunshine - and in for the day by the look of things. Same here with the bird bath but the Mrs tells me that leaving a cork in the water stops it freezing?

After forty years, now she tells me! 

 

 

Will thaw out the Bird Baths with Hot Water..... then try the Cork trick.

Does it work with Champagne corks ?

 

 

https://www.rspb.org.uk/our-work/rspb-news/news/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-241935

 

"The RSPB suggests placing a small floating item, such as a twig or a cork, or even a ping pong ball into bird baths when they are first filled. This will keep the water moving, preventing it freezing solid."

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Weather warning, massive change in temperature here, it`s absolutely bitter.  

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@Infinity

That down jacket sounds good, the only problem is if it pours down, as it's unlikely to be waterproof, which is the down side of those jackets.

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Roads are like an ice rink here this morning, so let's be careful out there.

Me? Car is staying frost covered where it is - no way Jose are we sliding sideways into town only to be battling shoppers as they return those unwanted presents, and parents as they scramble get forgotten school stuff for their kids.

Knock yourself out guys, we are staying in snug, warm and safe! 

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