I think today’s snow has taken a few by surprise. It wasn’t a lot, but it was enough to make an impact on some photos, so I uploaded one to my BBC WeatherWatchers account. Then I was sitting eating my lunch, watching the BBC’s One o’clock News, and as the camera panned out for the national forecast I could see a picture that looked familiar…
A snowy surprise this morning! And sunshine. You can’t beat being on top of the hills and doing a 360. Not on day slike this.
Only dog walkers go out in all weathers. And, sometimes, if you stop and watch them, you can tell that they’re only out walking to please the other. they’d both rather be tucked up inside by a roaring log fire 😉
There’s so much going on in these clouds … and not just the rain they’re about to distribute. There’s a range of colours and shapes. but I didn’t hang around too long … because of the rain!
You’ve heard of crop circles … well, these are rain … drop circles. It’s been chucking it down all day today (and I mean all day). My first video was of the sound of the rain hitting the hood of my waterproof jacket, but a few minutes later I passed this pool in Townbrook Hollow. Because the water was (essentially) still, the ripples created by the raindrops created a mesmerising series of ever-growing circles. How may rain drops fell inside a rain…drop circle? I tried counting, but lost count there were so many.
I came across this fallen branch on my walk today, torn down by Storm Henry. And despite it now being a piece of dead wood, it was full of life: lichens and mosses.
Sadly, the video doesn’t do it justice, but I was captivated by the landscape spotlighted by the sunshine as the wind pushed the clouds across the sky.