Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dartmoor seems to have disappeared

Over the last week I’ve got used to seeing a predominantly white world with snow covering every flat surface. Now the snow has gone and the fog has come down. I can’t even see to the end of the garden … Continue reading

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Well, that was quite a lot of snow!

The thaw is finally underway today and Christmas behind me so I have a chance to catch up here. A week ago we had nearly a foot of snow overnight, which was beautiful. Even the lily pond on Hannaford Lane froze along … Continue reading

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Bonne Hiver from Dartmoor!

Winter arrived with a vengeance on Friday night after an inch of snow on Thursday night. Dartmoor is looking beautiful. I bet Haytor is a sledgers paradise. Because the days are so short now the moon was out over Buckland … Continue reading

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Ten mandarin ducks sitting on a tree..

At a frosty, frozen Deeper Marsh yesterday I was watching a dipper bobbing about on a river rock, disappearing into the river and then reappearing on another rock. When we walked over onto the island, as the river is very low, the … Continue reading

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Wood pigeons beware!

Twice in the last week I’ve seen a wood pigeon come off worst in an encounter with a buzzard. Last week I was walking along one of the riverside paths when there was a crashing and fluttering commotion in an … Continue reading

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Better late than never – snow at last for Dartmoor

I have been getting some serious grief from the kids about the lack of snow on Dartmoor. Even up at Princetown yesterday there were only the scrappy remains of a light dusting, despite it being -3c in the mid-afternoon with a … Continue reading

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