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Indicator of cold

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by wafflycat, 18 Feb 2008.

  1. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I can tell it's cold out there this morning. Nothing to do with the white frost on the ground, or the frost glistening from every leaf, twig, blade of grass. Oh no. It's my poor male pheasant. Poor thing. He comes every morning for a feed. This morning all the feathers on his back & tail are covered in a white rime of ice. :biggrin:

    He's stuffing his face with peanuts and pecking at a fatball to get some energy into himself to warm up.
     
  2. OP
    OP
    wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    And today's cycle ride will be done on my 'bent trike. It's slippy out there and the 'bent is far more stable than the upright in such conditions.
     
  3. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Another indicator of cold is a sudden silence on the subject of global warming. Parts of my garden have been under frost for six days now.
     
  4. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Perhaps it's not global warming just the hot and cold areas are moving to different locations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. tomb1960

    tomb1960 New Member

    Location:
    Birmingham
    I took the precaution of putting my chickens' water dispenser in the greenhouse overnight, it's frozen solid this morning, my sweet-peas don't look too happy either!
     
  6. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    The local garden centre has been selling bedding plants for the last fortnight. It's put up a sign warning people not to plant them out yet!
     
  7. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Don't think that 'our' garden spiders will be overjoyed this morning (freezing fog) ;)
    2008_0217Frost0002.jpg
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    Found an ice stalagmite
    2008_0217Frost0003.jpg
    but no matching 'tite
    2008_0217Frost0004.jpg
    .... The 'Wonders of Nature' ?:biggrin:
     
  8. Fiona N

    Fiona N Well-Known Member

    So what - I remember when I wer' a lass we had hard frost for weeks on end with 20 feet of snow as well... and that was the Pennines not Scotland. And the winter of 1981 when Leeds was like Siberia - even the Ripper didn't venture out.

    I do wish people wouldn't confuse weather and climate
     
  9. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    So, what's the Yorshire dialect for, "It were so cold that even the serial killers stayed indoors?"
     

  10. "It was bitterly cold for an extended period of time..."

    Trans. 'Aye lad - I were right sutcliffed - couldn't do nowt' ;)
     
  11. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    yes...what happened to the sunny day in the sowf they promised us last night? I'm sitting here waiting for th efog to clear ...I have to ride today because I stuffed my face last night with a bar of evil (chocolate) in anticipation of a 60 mile r in the sunshine...but it's not nice out there...if I get fat agin I am going to sue the beeb weather centre.
     
  12. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    It wer soa cowd that t' serial killers din't goa owt (or summat like) ;).
     
  13. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    do you mean he couldn't cut it? ;)
     
  14. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    well it brightened up here eventually ..but it was still cold so I wimped out of 60 and did 25 instead.
     
  15. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    You know it's cold in Yorkshire when there's ne'er a serial killer to be seen. :tongue: