Tuesday, 8 November 2016
Chasing the Snow Clouds
It has been cold today(by UK standards!)at -5.3'C this morning at 8.0am as husband went of to work.
Our area has had numerous weather warnings yesterday and today of impending snow.
After a morning spent wrapping up Christmas parcels ready for posting thought that I would wrap myself up warm and go off for a walk at 2.0pm.
Since my accident my long walks have been sadly limited so have not been tramping the fields .
Thought it was time I gave you a 'walk' as have not done so for a while.
So off we go over the bridge and into the nature reserve.
The Cormorants come in from the coast and overwinter on the lake.
Last year there were not many as we did not have that much cold weather.
Wonder how many are here today?
It looks a bit grim doesn't it?
The reeds have grown tall and out of control. But due to council cut backs there is no longer a permanent warden or maintenance team so the lake has run wild.
In order to survive it needs to be sympathetically managed, which is has not been for the last two or three years.
No sign of the Swans today, plenty of ducks though.
Brr...it is chilly, can see my breath in the air.
It is rather deserted and the clouds are rolling in,
Let me see how many Cormorants I can count..
There are thirteen, never seen so many.
Sign that we are in for some bad weather.
You will have to enlarge the photograph to count them all.
One has his wings spread wide, they do that to catch the warmth of the sun, not much about today.
Just look at that sky...certainly time I was heading for home.
Doesn't that dead tree covered in Ivy look menacing?
This last bit is rather muddy, glad I have my sturdy boots on.
Thanks for joining me.