Wednesday, 4 May 2016



Sheltering, under a Juniper, a gardener captures the graupel!
................'Graupel'. Thank you to Catherine for introducing a new word to me. It's of German derivation and refers to the snow pellets of last week. Known also as 'Grail', this particular phenomenon is when snowflakes encounter super cooled water droplets that coat the flake transforming it into  graupel or 'grail'. Getting technical, with the met office, "Soft hail- ice particles that grow by the accretion of super cooled liquid particles".
Ending with a warmer picture taken today...lovely May.

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