Ice-Nine?

In the last few days we have felt a bit like we are battling Vonnegut’s Ice-Nine with liquid water becoming a rare and preciously guarded commodity.

How can the stuff become so solid that it makes an impenetrable barrier

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and today the air is composed of droplets which crystallise all they touch

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Over the last two days the dry fine particles have been driven by the blasting Easterly through every crack and crevice, invading out buildings

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They also smooth contours and fill in crannys – the vital feeding habitat of the Treecreeper. He is driven to disdainfully visiting the ground feeder

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Now the wind has abated the previously evacuated meadow hens have returned home where they celebrate with a corn circle

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