So where's the snow?

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The lane becomes dangerous!

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P1310428As I write on January 1st, the snow is falling a little on the hills above, but I’ve just seen rain out of my windows – so another late snow down here! I don’t mind so much, now being a dog walker as I don’t want to be falling on ice whilst towed by the canine! The council has gritted all the paths so I’m ok. And as Ramingstein is twinned with Narnia, a lot of areas have never thawed during the day, and so thick layers of ice feathers have made it like snow.

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Along the lane, the stream has frozen but most oddly, on one side, water has run down the field making a wide sheet of ice that freezes and thaws during the day, and its difficult to go along the lane and miss it. Two of our elderly, slightly wobbly neighbours take a daily turn along the lane and I worry that one day I’ll find one of them in a heap. Patches of ice are forming in the field behind, and when I walked up the hill in the summer the field was wet. Something has gone wrong with a pipe or a stream higher up, re directing the water. Romana whose house is next to all this is worried, like me, that when the thaw comes, it will trigger a landslide, this hill has slid several times before. I don’t think its just that there’s no snow cover either. Time will tell.

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4 thoughts on “The lane becomes dangerous!

  1. Does it happen every winter?

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