Friday, 6 February 2009

Snow, snow and more snow...

As the roads over Haldon were closed and I'm ahead of my work (with some time put in this evening), we took advantage of the weather to have an invigorating - o other word for it - walk around the village. Not many birds around; Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Meadow Pipit, corvids and Woodpigeons, Redwing, Song Thrush and Blackbird, but on our return we found the remains of a pigeon's nest (Woodpigeon? Collared Dove?), with two eggs with almost full-sized embryos lying smashed in the road. Wouldn't have made it anyway in these conditions, but it goes to show how early nesting will begin!

Our by-now familiar view, this time with semi-abandoned car at bottom of field.

Trees with drifting snow piling through the hedge, on the road heading out of Hennock towards the reservoirs

It's a hole scene...

Na admiring the patterns of light and shade on snow, or perhaps just frozen to the spot...

A less usual view of Haytor

Haytor and the Bovey valley, looking moody and dramatic

1 comment:

Mark said... looks lovely at your place!