Icy Grip

January 7, 2010

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Photo: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

What an extraordinary picture, taken by NASA’s Terra satellite on 7th January, via the BBC.


Does it make me a bad person…

January 7, 2010


…that i can’t look at the picture above, an action shot by Mrs Fleet of Miss Fleet (5) towing Rothmans (21 months) around on a sled in our back garden, during which Rothmans has come to grief, without giggling!

I ought to point out that the next shot (taken a second or so later) shows Rothmans scrambling back onto the sled giggling happily.

It’s worth clicking on the image to increase the size.

Tomorrow morning is going to be interesting!

January 7, 2010


The temperature outside is currently -5 degrees centigrade. As you can see from the picture above the roughly 15 centimetres of snow we had last night and during today is still deep and crisp and reasonably even (if somewhat compressed by various people creeping about very slowly in their cars), which promises to be interesting tomorrow after a night of sub zero temperatures have frozen that lot into a big slippery nightmare!