Author Topic: It's snowing!  (Read 493288 times)

yorkie

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5800 on: 06 December, 2021, 05:12:28 pm »


Sax practice has resumed.  I cant play with cold fingers.....

Who knew?


One of the good things about playing tuba is that it's possible to play in reasonably chunky gloves - coupled with a plastic mouthpiece, even better!


When it gets really cold, I just break out the bass trombone and ski mittens - one of the bonuses of being a low brass multi-instrumentalist!  ;) :D

Until it gets cold enough to freeze the valves solid. The soft southern band I used to play with were in Germany one winter (visit to a twinned town) and only the cornets and flugel could play more than five notes as the valves and slides on the rest were frozen solid.

A friend of mine in the USA tells the story of the time his university marching band were playing at a football game in sub-zero temperatures (Fahrenheit!) and the entire sousaphone section's valves froze solid, just before half time.
A quick discussion ascertained that different players had different valve combinations set solid and that the full range of different combinations were available - so they played all the notes that they could, a bit like a bell choir. Apparently no one else in the band even noticed that there was a problem!

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road-runner

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5801 on: 27 December, 2021, 12:18:46 am »


It snowed most days last week. We are still in lockdown but we are allowed to get out in the countryside.



The lake is now frozen over. Yesterday at 1pm, when the photo was taken, it was -13°C.

Pingu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5802 on: 27 December, 2021, 12:21:32 am »
 :thumbsup:

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5803 on: 06 January, 2022, 11:09:47 am »
A dusting in Darlo, but the ground's so cold that it's laying.

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5804 on: 06 January, 2022, 12:00:57 pm »
A dusting in Darlo, but the ground's so cold that it's laying.
Gone from nothing to relatively heavy in last 5 minutes.
I was planning to cycle to work today but given the amount of water on the roads yesterday and the sharp frost I felt discretion was sensible so drove.  decision vindicated!

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5805 on: 06 January, 2022, 12:19:34 pm »
Just started snowing here on The Wolds. Its laying too.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5806 on: 06 January, 2022, 02:25:06 pm »
Now raining but some still lying

Basil

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5807 on: 06 January, 2022, 04:24:29 pm »
Nice sunny evening here.  ???
Admission.  I'm actually not that fussed about cake.