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Snow Plough at work

This morning I ventured out in a heavy snowstorm. As will be evident from images, roads were affected. Glasgow Airport was closed for a short while. However, the conditions provided some useful photo opportunities, with some families taking the opportunity for sledging. These conditions are relatively infrequent.

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Swans and other water birds on semi-frozen pond,

Tonight, I am posting a small portfolio of images taken earlier today in Rouken Glen Park.

For second day running we experienced an unusual coincidence of brilliant summer sun with long shadows, blue skies and heavy frost, with overnight temperature down to about minus 5 degrees centigrade. Combined effects offered excellent photographic opportunities, although the wildlife was probably not enamoured with conditions.

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St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint at Tron Steeple.

This evening, I am posting information on Glasgow’s patron saint, St Mungo or St Kentigern.

St Mungo was part of a wave of early Christian missionaries who were active in Scotland during the 6th century AD. Although St Mungo was born in Scotland many of his contemporaries came from Ireland. This was the time of the Celtic Church which was dominant in Scotland until being eclipsed by the Roman Catholic Church after the Synod of Whitby in the late 7th century, AD.

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