Upping the Ante : Blue skies mean racecourses resort to winter watering

At least Cheltenham should temporarily take our minds off global warming

3rd March, 2019

In mid-January, the Irish Times invited readers to mail in photographs that advertised the remarkably mild winter, with the caption: “Butterflies, daffs and grass-cutting in January: has nature gone haywire?”

Stephen from Donegal showed off his daffodils in the garden, while Mary in Galway showcased a beautiful rose in hers. An iris, snowdrops and a ladybird featured in other snaps, while Sally O’Connor had a particularly evocative image.

“I was visiting...

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