Friday, January 09, 2009

Cold Snap

The good news is that it's visibly clearer and a little warmer here in Thanet than elsewhere.

I took one of the aircraft up a little earlier to give the battery a good charge before tonight's anticipated sub-zero temperatures and you can see from the photo that the cathedral looks impressive in the sharp winter's sunlight.

The lakes around Sturry are frozen solid and as one looks past Canterbury towards Dover and the higher ground at Ashford, the fields look as if they have had a light dusting of snow.

I can't quite remember winter weather as cold as this in a very long time. There's a photo of me as a small boy standing on the sea ice at Westgate in the 60's but that was a very long time ago.

I would ask all of my readers to spare a thought for the wildlife and leave out a little food and particularly water if they can. Small birds suffer terribly from dehydration in these temperatures and so if you can keep your bird bath ice free or leave out a dish of water for them I'm sure you'll receive your reward in heaven!

1 comment:

ascu75 aka Don said...

Vry nice view of the Cathedral. I sit at the window watching the birds most days and keeping the water fresh is essential. Dont mention Heaven I Kens blog I stired a hornets nest there yesterday