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Linford and Rockford – a day full of weather

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Another dull morning down at Linford Bottom and then a spectactular sunset – yes another one – topped off with a surprise!

Clearing storm clouds over Mockbeggar

While I feed the horse, clearing storm clouds over Mockbeggar after a night of heavy rain.

A twig touches the surface of Linford Brook and creates a delicate ripple

At Linford Bottom, a twig touches the surface of Linford Brook and creates a delicate ripple.

Harry drops his ball on our bank of the river and crosses quickly to wait for me to throw it into the deeper water

Harry drops his ball on our bank of the river and crosses quickly to wait for me to throw it into the deeper water.

This area beside the brook undulates, I've always wondered what causes this - any ideas?

This area beside the brook undulates, I’ve always wondered what causes this – any ideas?

I call this the totem tree, a strange face viewed from the right angle

I call this the totem tree, a strange face viewed from the right angle.

I sense another command to throw the ball into the water again!

I sense another command to throw the ball into the water again!

We don't have many waterfalls on the Forest, but nature has piled up some wood and other debris and created a waterfall of sorts.

We don’t have many waterfalls on the Forest, but nature has piled up some wood and other debris and created a waterfall of sorts.

After checking on the horse again, a quick stop at the bird hide to view the beginnings of the sunset over Mockbeggar Lake

After checking on the horse again in the afternoon, a quick stop at the bird hide to view the beginnings of the sunset over Mockbeggar Lake.

And then, a few minutes later, the sunset from the climb up onto Rockford Common

And then, a few minutes later, the sunset from the climb up onto Rockford Common.

Zooming in on the sunset - intense colour!

Zooming in on the sunset – intense colour!

Turning 180 degrees, a full moon has risen.

Turning 180 degrees, a full moon has risen.

Which just begged another photo after a couple of minutes.

Which just begged another photo after a couple of minutes.

Further round on the edge of the common the sun has set and the colours have become even stronger.

Further round on the edge of the common the sun has set and the colours have become even stronger.

10 minutes later I noticed something odd about the view to the northeast, the far common was obscured, by rain I thought. Wrong. A short but ferocious blizzard ensued. I took this as it cleared away to the south west. What a day!

10 minutes later I noticed something odd about the view to the northeast, the far common was obscured, by rain I thought. Wrong. A short but ferocious blizzard ensued. I took this as it cleared away to the south west. What a day!


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