Cold and Ice

Friday, December 3rd 2010

This morning the sky was luminous and crystal clear.  As the sun rose the whole landscape was suffused in a rosy-pink glow that swept across the countryside. 

Here at Foxglove colours that went previously un-noticed were thrown into relief, as shown by the sere stalks and seed heads of the Phragmites at the reed bed.

Seed head of Phragmites

All around the snow has been moulded into gravity-defying shapes.  The marker posts have wierdly-shaped topknots on them!

Marker post with snowy cap

If you are visiting us over the weekend, please take care on the icy roads.  We are advising that cars be parked on the parade square with your pass displayed through your windscreen.  The walk into the reserve is beautiful and you have a good chance of spotting Roe deer as you walk in. 

We are open as normal and our Christmas cards and calendars will be for sale in the Field Centre.


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