Frosty mistletoe

A few views of yesterday’s mistletoe auctions at Tenbury.

It was about -8C when I arrived, following a night of freezing fog – which made the mistletoe look rather spectacular.

The berries, curiously, seem to become more opaque when frozen, and lose their pearlescence, but that should come back when they’re defrosted.

Business seemed a little quiet at first, but soon picked up – with buyers arriving from as far afield as Cornwall, and even one man-with-a-van from the Netherlands.  He told me that he came “for the adventure”.

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