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Unexpected snow

Thursday 31st March 2022, 8.00am (day 3,871)

Snowy river, 31/3/22

Although I spent most of the day in Manchester, Hebden Bridge should feature on here for the fourth day in a row thanks to the unexpected scenes which greeted its residents when opening their curtains in the morning. While we were enjoying the balmy spring weather a week ago, I joked with my international students saying “British weather — it could snow again before we’re done”. But I didn’t necessarily think I would be proven right. This was all gone again by the time I came home, however.

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Caught in the hail storm

Thursday 24th February 2022, 1.40pm (day 3,836)

Hail storm, 24/2/22

Working at home today, I thought, after lunch, I would just go out and stretch my legs for a bit. Great timing; this was taken only a few minutes later. On the other hand, this was actually the most interesting thing to happen today.

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The water race, full

Sunday 20th February 2022, 2.00pm (day 3,832)

And still it rains, seemingly without end. The water race at the end of the old millpond in the woods is only rarely filled, and when it is it’s a sign we are once again in the ‘cross fingers and hope’ approach to flood defence. But the town stayed above water — today at least.

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A need for umbrellas

Wednesday 16th February 2022, 3.10pm (day 3,828)

Grim day, 16/2/22

Umbra in Latin means ‘shade’, a sign that the umbrella was originally designed to protect against the sun. But this was not the application required in Hebden Bridge this afternoon. I believe this outrage against good weather can officially be termed ‘Storm Dudley’.

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2021 weather quilt

Sunday 2nd January 2021, 12.30pm (day 3,783)

2021 weather quilt, 2/1/22

Clare has her little daily projects too. Maybe that’s one reason why we’ve managed to stick it out for 25 years (and counting) as a couple. 2019 had its temperature scarf, one line per day; 2021 was recorded on this quilt, one square per day recording weather conditions. Ask C what the coding is…

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Sunbeams on a New Year’s Day

Saturday 1st January 2022, 1.05pm (day 3,782)

Sunbeams, Dewsbury, 1/1/22

Welcome to 2022, and if all the days of weather are as good as 1st January, that will be fine by me. A beautiful day, and quite warm. I realise this would be a better photo without the foliage to the left but I couldn’t move it, and with limited positions from which this view was visible I decided I’d rather capture the sunbeams before they disappeared.

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Field of gloom

Sunday 26th December 2021, 2.00pm (day 3,776)

Gloomy field, 26/12/21

I’m not trying to be overtly metaphorical here. But this shot certainly sums up today’s weather. Enough snow to feel, not enough to make a difference, all under steel-grey skies.

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King Cross cemetery

Sunday 19th December 2021, 10.40am (day 3,769)

King Cross cemetery, 19/12/21

Two days in a row for Halifax, and two in a row clamped under an oppressive blanket of mist. In some parts of the town this morning visibility was down to ten yards. In the background of this shot, like some massive memorial, rises Wainhouse Tower, making its second appearance in less than two months and its third overall. (World’s tallest folly, etc. etc.)

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Brendan the busker

Saturday 18th December 2021, 2.50pm (day 3,768)

Halifax busker, 18/12/21

The cobbled streets and misty feel give this shot a Victorian look — except perhaps for the Rolex and No Entry signs. But we can ignore them. Would the Victorians have engaged in this much paranoia? Who knows. But Brendan — see his guitar case — doesn’t seem to care, and I’m all for that.

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Misty morning

Friday 17th December 2021, 10.35am (day 3,767)

Misty morning, 17/12/21

Friday, and the last day of work before Christmas. Spent at home, but it’s all done now, and the views were good in the morning.

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