Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me! The photos are for me, family and friends, but if anyone else gets the warm fuzzies from some of them, that’s great! Take care! :) x
Day 362: River and his Uncle Tim
Day 360: Sk8r boy
Day 359: Yule
Our Solstice candles, at last adorned with ivy!
Day 343: Dawb
Poppy dawbing on the walls of the new Iron Age roundhouse. She wasn’t at all put off by the fact that the dawb was a mixture of mud, straw and pig poo!
Day 339: Wherever I lay my hat
Day 338: Dressing the tree
Today the kids decorated the Christmas tree.
Day 337: Checking out the chicks
Day 335: Ring around the moon
The ring around the Moon is caused by the refraction of Moonlight (which of course is reflected sunlight) from ice crystals in the upper atmosphere. The shape of the ice crystals results in a focusing of the light into a ring. Since the ice crystals typically have the same shape, namely a hexagonal shape, the Moon ring is almost always the same size.
Folklore has it that a ring around the moon signifies bad weather is coming, and in many cases this may be true. So how can rings around the moon be a predictor of weather to come? The ice crystals that cover the halo signify high altitude, thin cirrus clouds that normally precede a warm front by one or two days. Typically, a warm front will be associated with a low pressure system which is commonly referred to as a storm.