Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Full Moon coming.

There was a nice sunset here yesterday evening  (Tuesday). It was followed by a nice display of the waxing gibbous moon. The full moon is on Thursday night and there is a fairly good forecast so anyone who likes a walk by moonlight should make plans to be free. It also will be a lovely night for canoing on the Blackwater for anyone so inclined. I shall have to skip paddling this time around but some of the nicest paddles that I have had in my canoe over the years has been by moonlight. I thoroughly recommend it.
A nice evening glow as the sun goes down behind the hill of Glendine.

The moon as it rises through the beech trees.

Only a small bit missing from the full moon.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The storms are over (for a while).

It is a month since I have posted anything. The weather has been atrocious and there hasn`t been much happening along the river. At last we are beginning to get some calmer weather and I got out today for a walk. The river was mirror calm this morning and as I walked along the bank the sound of water flowing was everwhere as all the little feeder streams were full and were making their own little waterfalls as they made their way to the main river. Hopefully over the next few weeks the weather willl continue to improve and the river will again come to life.
A calm morning on the river Blackwater.
A rare scene during the last month of storms.
A feeder stream emerges from the riverbank as a little waterfall.
Another stream tumbles over the stony ground as the flood waters continue to flow.

This stream above is doing its best to do a miniature version of Angel Falls as it emerges from the riverbank onto a rocky shore.