Feb Leaf Colour


Sunshine behind a bramble leaf emphasises its pretty colours in a February hedgerow.

We had an earthquake here in Wales this afternoon – 4.4 magnitude with the epicentre just north of Swansea – which has been felt all over Wales and Western England. I had heard a loud and deep rumble earlier just as I walked into the kitchen for a game of scrabble, but thought it was perhaps a tractor trundling along with something heavy towed behind it! It wasn’t until I saw the news that I understood what it was.

At that size, it was quite small, although news websites have variously described it as: ‘massive’, ‘small’ and ‘reasonably-sized’! According to the British Geological Survey, it was the strongest in the area since a 5.2 magnitude earthquake in 1906.