EARLY 2016

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I think it’s fair to say there has been weather in North Northumberland! Before Christmas the area was inundated with water and we are always thankful that Firwood sits on the hillside, elevated above the fields and valley bottom. The temperature was unseasonably high, sometimes hitting 13 and 15 degrees. The Milfield Plain reverted back thousands of years to being a lake and along from Firwood at Yearle, the floating bog became Lake Yearle. The bog is reputed to be one of the oldest and deepest in the country, I’m not quite sure in that case how much water it took to fill it to overflowing!

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Then all change in a blink of an eye. Temperatures dropped to –3 and the snows arrived. Not a huge amount, an inch or two but all the wet froze and the world around us became a completely different animal. A monochrome scape early in the morning with the snow still threatening, turning to a riotous sky above the snowy landscape as the sun setting behind Firwood reflected off the clouds above Ros Castle to the east.

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The snow didn’t last long, temperatures climbed again, snowdrops are making an appearance and the daffs are pushing green spears above the ground. Who knows what the next month or two will bring? I do know it will always give me plenty of photo opportunities!

Beth and Mike

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