Snowfall – on 23/24 January 2013 it snowed – hard. We took the dogs onto Carningli and all 4 of us revelled in the snow, after our own fashion!

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Snowflakes, fat and magical,

Falling fast upon our seaside town

We hot foot it up onto Carningli

Hiking at the odd angles

Which snow (and sand)  

Demand.

Newport Bay lies below

Muffled now, the silence of the snowstorm aftershock

A swarm of starlings split the leadened sky 

The eery wingbeats of this huge flock

Mingle with tobogganists careering cries

Nearby.

Home, the windows glowing

Chimney smoke signals our duskening guide

And still, as moonlit darkness hits its stride

Stealthily, greedily,  it is snowing.