February in Foxglove

Sunday, February 5th 2017

Looking through the last few year's photographs highlights what February can throw at us.  Snow.:  it makes Foxglove look totally different.

Snow dusting around the pools

Below freezing temperatures cause the lake to freeze.

Frozen lake

Blue skies can be deceptive making you think of warm summer days.  Usually you need extra layers, hat, scarf and gloves!  But it is good weather with a pair of binoculars around your neck, to look for the flocks of birds feeding in the Larch.

Blue sky

As the light wanes so the mood changes and the bare trees are silhouetted against the darkening blue sky.

A silhouetted tree

The monthly Flower Walk volunteers are looking so carefully for flowers but usually not many appear on the list.  A week or so into February and the Opposite Golden Leaved Saxifrage - OGLS - when we do record it, begins to make an appearance along some of the little beck sides.

A Little Beck

Gorse may be in flower, showing bright yellow in various places.

Gorse

On very still days there may be patterns to be found.

Patterns

Oh - and we must not forget the rain!

Overflowing Weir


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