Saturday, 18 February 2012

There and back again


She's back.

Yesterday I collected Tricia (my boarding school friend since we were 14 years old) from the station, to stay for her final fortnight before returning briefly to the North East, then departing for her own home in Australia.

Today we went to Porlock Weir. The weather changed rapidly.



We got very wet.

After a comforting lunch in Porlock, the dogs snoozing in the steamed-up car, the weather changed again, and off we went up Dunkery Hill.

Tricia dreams of spotting a stag, but no such luck today.



Too cold and windy for that trek up to the beacon itself, so we came home the scenic way (is there any other?) via Wootton Courtenay.



There were lambs in the fields.



And at Bratton, the teeniest ford with the teeniest footbridge.


But despite the blue skies, we came home chilled....



And did this:




Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh...............

16 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

There has been changeable weather here too, it started dull and grey, then stair-rods then no cloud and bright sunshine. Big black clouds coming over now. Looks like you two have had a marvellous day and are grateful for the stove!

mountainear said...

Snow flurries here. Brr. Now had enough of this drab season. Cheered by your beautiful landscape and cosy wood burner.

crowbloke said...

ahhh, toes by the fire. i know what thats like.

frayedattheedge said...

We had a little bt of snow today, but it didn't lie. The scenery is beautiful. Like you, we have our feet up enjoying a bazing stove!!

Rattling On said...

Humm, it's snowing here. Torrential rain all morning (at least it filled the pond by at least two inches) and very cold. No lambs...

jabblog said...

Bright, then rain, then a little brighter, then more rain . . . now it's raining. The dogs enjoyed their walk and the crows called for their biscuits.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Toasty toes , a cup of tea and lots of " whatever happened to...? " .
Very warming !

Lucille said...

Dull and spitty. Much ground ivy pulling, brief respite by woodburner and then back to the Smoke.

Lyn said...

it was very odd weather today....rain, sleet sunshine but cold!
I think you had the right idea!
xxx

Bow Street Flowers said...

Across the Pond, we're basically skipping winter..or so it seems. Today sunny and almost warm. I'm smitten with your countryside and a little envious of your guest!

BumbleVee said...

oooooh yeh .... that looks nice and toasty...

Eunice said...

It's such an "ahhh" moment when you can spend time with your best friend whether it's going for a walk or enjoying the fire. Enjoy time with your BF and I hope you have a lovely visit with each other :)

judy in ky said...

The fire looks so inviting! It probably smells good, too.

zephyr said...

:^)

Frances said...

Ah yes....the rain on Saturday. I was walking my pal's yorkie in a sudden downpour. Drowned rat didn't really cover how she looked . She was not a happy bunny ( dog ! )

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Beautiful photographs - especially of the views over the hills. And how I wish I was there when you lit the woodburner!!

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