Monday, 22 August 2011

A good year for...

The weather has cut Staffordshire in two this summer - while the north of the county has had some strange sudden days of soaking wet rain, the south of the county has often missed out, remaining very dry. But the almost constant warm temeperatures have been common to both.

So, in the north, the trees and shrubs bearing apples, damsons, and currants are groaning under the weight of fruit. In this field, near the A50, the maize-cobs are growing firmly.
However, in the south, there are signs that some ponds are on the verge of drying up.

Link: Farmers' weather fears (from The Express & Star)

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