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Sunday, 31 March 2013
freeze-thaw and blasting wind created spectacular sculptures. Clumps of icicles
like pipes on a cathedral organ. Reeds in sheaths of ice.
Gravity-defying windswept tendrils of frozen water.
Towards the top of Moelwyn Bach the snow, sealed in a
shiny layer of ice, crunched beneath our boots as we followed the trails of
snowboarders down towards the west.
At the snow
line a lone badger ran down the steep grassy slope into the drifts against the
stone wall. We watched from high as it sought the exact spot, dug into the snow
and eased its way through the square mesh of stock wire and a convenient gap between