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Raindrops, Clouds and A Buzzard

29 Jan

The raindrops on the bird feeder caught the light and my eye from the kitchen from where I took the photo as the rain was very heavy this morning.

Diamonds in the sunbeams

We had snow for two minutes this afternoon and then the sun came out briefly and turned some clouds a beautiful peachy colour.

Peachy cloud

There was a Buzzard in the field behind us this afternoon, busy tearing something up and then hopping into the air and landing again to appear to be digging. We think there must have been field mice in the area. I took many photos, all on a long zoom and all a bit fuzzy. Here it has just landed after one of its hops.

Buzzard in the field behind our garden

 

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8 responses to “Raindrops, Clouds and A Buzzard

  1. Bernice

    January 31, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Lovely pictures!We are in the middle of a winter storm that turned into a blizzard. So your comment that it snowed for two minutes made me chuckle!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 31, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      Looks like I spoke too soon! We went to Eden today and as we were leaving the snow suddenly fell from the sky! 3″ in no time at all so we couldn’t leave and 30/40 people are stuck there overnight. I left my car in the car park and my daughter in her 4×4 brought me home! πŸ™‚

       
      • Bernice

        February 1, 2019 at 1:38 am

        Question. Is 3 inches a lot of snow at one time? Do you have snow plows and such to clear the roads?

         
        • mybeautfulthings

          February 1, 2019 at 7:41 am

          3″ is a huge amount for Cornwall! It took everyone by surprise. We are not properly equipped for snow! Snow ploughs are a rarity and the roads and lanes are mostly quite narrow – not a good mix! πŸ™‚

           
          • Bernice

            February 1, 2019 at 4:41 pm

            That is like our Southern states. They are not equipped. I live in the Northeast where we are equipped for heavy snow. But if you do not have the plows and salt it would be a dangerous trip!

             
          • mybeautfulthings

            February 1, 2019 at 7:46 pm

            It was and we saw so many abandoned vehicles on our way home. It’s all gone now – it doesn’t last long in Cornwall. πŸ™‚

             
          • Bernice

            February 2, 2019 at 12:17 am

            Glad you got home safely. We are having odd winter weather. We will get a storm with a couple feet of snow. Then a few days later it warms up and melts!

             
          • mybeautfulthings

            February 3, 2019 at 4:22 pm

            Thank you – there were moments that were quite scary! πŸ™‚

             

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