OK, so yesterday I didn't manage to get anything posted, and it was because the post got too long and I ran out of time. If I'd just stopped and posted what I already had, it would have just been about stuff that happened two years ago and none of the more recent stuff. Ho hum.
Today, we finally have some almost-wintery weather. It's bright and sunny, and there's snow on the hills.
As the sunlight chased across the view, I saw a bright green, sunlit field with a bright snowy hill behind it. The camera saw either one...
... or the other.
The railway dog came up to check things out. He may not have been checking the same things as the humans he was with.
I was surprised by a noise I haven't heard for a while, the noise of a water pump.
Solar panel display shows a much higher temperature for the panel
(that's Celsius, so about 104 Farenheit).
In direct sunlight, the solar panel heats up well, even when the air temperature is cold. Since the water tank was relatively cool this morning, the panel got warm enough for the controller to switch on the pump. This is very pleasing. Less pleasing is the amount of heat lost between the panel and the house (indicated by 'Pipe' temperature). I'll come back to this.