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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Near Perfect Day

03 January 2011 20:38:27
Sky on Fire

Sky on Fire

The frost has returned with the pond being frozen over from yesterday and with the frost last night there was ice on any water on the fields as well. An inspection of the Last Supper in the tunnel found the table bare so it was replenished again. Spent the morning along the terrace tidied up the pots of roses started on the terrace bed still more to be done but it's easier working from the bed beneath , ground quite hard in places even though the sun was out had to remove my jacket but not the hat or ski trousers needed gloves as well. This afternoon cut back some plants in the east bed by the steps but as the afternoon progressed the temperature started to drop so decided to call it a day. This evening there was the first sunset of 2011 along with the sky full of tinged pink clouds. Forecast doesn't look that great for the northern part of the country over the next few days with the threat of sleet snow and frost I hoping that it'll not materialise, weather permitting there's a lot more that needs cleared to alllow bulbs emerge without further disturbance there are a few plants that need moved and split but they'll have to wait until spring arrives. Have posted up a few sunset photos.


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MartinB MartinB 03 January 2011 20:45:10

wow what a picture. Today a formation of wild geese flew 18 feet high over our garden and I with no camera and Deb struggling to get the one out of her pocket and no photo for posterity, but lovely to see it


Noelfitz Noelfitz 03 January 2011 20:53:28

Clloncaw, great photo, thanks.

Thank you also for a very positive start to 2011.


Jacinta Jacinta 03 January 2011 20:57:12

Yes, Geraldine. It's to be another cold week. Sounds like you were very busy out there today.

Beautiful photos, and sunset above is spectacular.


Jacinta Jacinta 03 January 2011 21:02:18

Geraldine, I was looking in your December album for your sunset albums. Silly me. It's January. You obviously haven't posted them up yet.


fran m fran m 03 January 2011 21:05:32

Just back from collecting Aoife, -2 frost on car etc. Great photo


ClaireE ClaireE 03 January 2011 21:21:05

Amazing sunset! I noticed we have some frost already tonight, it's going to be a cold night. I hope the sleet and snow will not appear...


Periwinkle Periwinkle 03 January 2011 21:23:46

Beautiful picture!


Myrtle Myrtle 03 January 2011 22:05:20

Hurried back from Donegal today just in case the snow would come back again! I hope for your sake it doesnt as it makes life so difficult for you with the horses.


Clara Clara 04 January 2011 01:14:05

Brilliant photo again Geraldine and what a lot of work you got done and hopefully the snow will not come back.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 04 January 2011 10:31:52

Thabnks everyone quite overcast and wild but dry here today so don't think there will be a sunset this evening. Jacinta photos are in a New Garden Year Beginning 2011.


Lìga Lìga 04 January 2011 19:44:06

Beautiful picture,,all what i saw today was grey,grey and one more time gray sky:))


Johnplotman Johnplotman 05 January 2011 16:25:45

A lovely photo,Cloncaw.


Wellie Wellie 05 January 2011 22:53:33

The wind kept the frost away here last night Geraldine but no such luck tonight I think, perfect photo too:-)


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