Remarkable stuff, snow

IMG_1393As an aside, with no bearing whatsoever on my last post describing what I do using only the commonest words in the English language, here are two photographs revealing what snow is capable of.

IMG_1394These were taken over the weekend, deep inside Fforest Fawr. The branch of this tree has entirely split, presumably under the weight of accumulated snowflakes. Parts of the Taff Trail, and certainly the Penrhos Cutting, were littered with branches (and indeed, whole trees) brought to the ground in this way. The second photograph is of the branch, collapsed following the break.

I can’t quite recall seeing this kind of thing happening during previous snowfalls. What’s different, I’m wondering? Unusually sticky snow, perhaps?

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