Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Still cold.
Yesterday's thaw seems to have temporarily halted this morning, so we strode out for a walk up Shipley Hill for some views across the landscape.  The views were a little less than spectacular due to a grey mist covering everything.
From the top of the hill, the panorama was snowy to say the least making things appear even colder than it actually was.
The trees in the hill-top woodland are covered in green pleurococcus providing the only colour to be found in these gloomy woods.  The green algae 'Pleurococcus' is thought to be the most abundant organism on the planet, thriving in damp, dark patches of trees everywhere.  It certainly seems to be abundant on Shipley Hill.
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