Saturday, 28 April 2018

Shit Weather

Well, after the euphoria in my last two postings, due to a seven day spell of almost hot and sunny weather after a wet and cold early Spring, this week has slowly sunk back into that cold and wet Spring. It rained off and on most of yesterday and coming home after most of the day out and about, I had to put the Central Heating back on in order to warm up.
As I write this, early on Saturday morning, it is raining hard, it's gloomy and it's cold. Fortunately, by going out with little Ellie at 06.00, I managed to get a less than enthusiastic walk round a wet reserve before this current rain begun. Long, wet grass and cold conditions do not bode well for ant Lapwing chicks that are getting wet and cold without being able to dry out in warm, sunny weather.

To further add to my depression there is a weather warning currently out for Sunday night and all day Monday here in the South East, for heavy rain and gale-force N winds that could lead to some surface flooding.  It's very difficult to feel any kind of positivity at the moment.

7 comments:

  1. Those orchids and butterflies seem a long way off Derek, as if we are back in February again!

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  2. Sme up here Derek - warmer weather for next weekend I believe - but that does help ground nesting birds who already have chicks. It is such a contrary season is it not.

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  3. Last night we got our first significant rain in more than 8 weeks - the longest dry spell we have encountered here. And we still need another 3 to 5 inches. It's a delicate balance either way, isn't it? Hope you see the sun soon.

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  4. Nature has a way of dealing with the ups and downs of the weather. That is how it has been for millennia.

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  5. So sorry about your weather and the poor birds. We can only hope for better days - have hope, Derek!

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  6. I can remember when it rained 2 weeks solid in Snowdonia. And on Anglesey just across the Menai Straits not a drop.
    As the old saying goes: April, April, she'll do what she will.

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  7. This year the old saying "ash before the oak, we're in for a soak" appears to be true.

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