Thursday, 8 December 2011

Budworth Mere........................................ a view of my local countryside

Budworth Mere.. from Marbury Country Park.
Marbury Country Park is my home patch...and only a couple of walkable miles from home.
Part of the Northwich Woodlands an area of 350 hectares which include my favourite birding places Haydn's Pool,  Neumanns Flash and the world famous Anderton Boat Lift.
It's cold, raining and blowing a hoolie here in the UK.

This image was taken in April and believe me I can't wait for spring to return.
Budworth Mere is the frozen lake at the start of my "12 months in 12 minutes" video clip.
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35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful blues! i read about your horrendous winds on 2 other blogs today! yikes!

Carole Meisenhelter said...

never heard that expression 'hoolies' ... interesting. You made this video Andrew? Coming back to it; off walking right now 6.12 am --- got up to the badger; lovely production it looks to be; love those robins.

Gary said...

Beautiful!! I like the word "Hoolie". If you define it maybe I'll steal it, Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Arija said...

Your weather sounds wild in contrast to that beautifully calm mirror for your gorgeous summery sky. Is it a summer sky i wonder? The trees are all green and the wrong shape for your ever-greeens.

I wonder what you have planned for the weekend??? Nosy, aren't I.

Kerry said...

I love how you have captured the reflection of the clouds.

Wet and windy here in Yorkshire today.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

What a beautiful scene... love the blue sky w/ white puffy clouds! =)

Sylvia K said...

I love your description of your weather!! We've had some of that "hoolie" weather here in Washington, too. Gorgeous skies on this day though! Love the reflections on the water! Terrific capture! Hope you have a great weekend with less "hoolie" like weather, Andrew!!

Sylvia

VioletSky said...

I looked up 'blowing a hoolie', just to make sure I was guessing right! It certainly is a nice scene you have shown us, though. And I enjoyed your video.

Bob Bushell said...

A beauty, the lake; and I am a spring man, I can't get enough it, the winter, it's horrible. You're not alone there.

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful scene, love it!
We have the same weather here in Norway.
Have a great weekend.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...back again and watched your video through (and a few others/liked). Wonderful productions; do you work with a 'video-camera' or with your usual camera on a video setting? Tripod/hand-held? Enjoyed watching the otters (I think they were); how strong they are shifting the rocks to fossick for food surprised me.

EG Wow said...

Incredibly beautiful, Andrew! I really like the reflection of those gorgeous clouds.

NatureFootstep said...

looks wonderful. I too, are waiting for spring to come. :)

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a beautiful place for birding. Gorgeous scenery and a great shot. Happy SKYwatching!

ρομπερτ said...

close of being poetry.

please have a good friday.



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Island Rambles Blog said...

Nice puffy clouds and such a blue sky, my picture is from April too and I can't wait for spring to come. We are both ramblers.

Andrea said...

If it is in conditions like that not showing the effects of the cold temps, i look at it as if I am looking in our coastal areas. But ours are always like that the whole year because we don't experience your changes of seasons. You are so blessed for living near an area like that, a sanctuary.

Carletta said...

Absolutely gorgeous Andrew! The sky is beautiful and the reflections are as well.
Very nicely captured!

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful sky!

Please come see my skywatch also. Have a nice evening.

ADRIAN said...

That's warmed me up. A grand view.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice use of a phrase I have not heard in a while. Nice spring picture as well. But without a cold winter, spring would just be another set of months!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very beautiful sky~

Liz said...

Beautiful shot! Visiting late today. Happy sky watching.

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Cafe au lait said...

This is so lovely.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

We both are so fortunate to live within walking distance to such wonderful natural places to visit. I don't think I shall ever grow tired of viewing your 12 minute video. It is peaceful to watch and I learn something new each time about creating a video. Very nice Andrew.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A very peaceful photo, I do not like wishing time away but like you cannot wait for Spring. :)

Fábio Martins said...

Beautiful landscape, specially the clouds

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Gorgeous panoramic photo. It must be a pleasure to walk through this place.

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Pantherka said...

Beautifully captured lake and landscape ... also look forward to spring already.

The Glebe Blog said...

I'd love to see it frozen.

Inger-M said...

Your neighborhood is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us!in such a wonderful way!

Indrani said...

Whoa! Stunning yet soothing!

Firas said...

What a great beauty you have shot!

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Red Nomad OZ said...

What splendid clouds and skies! Hope your weather isn't too bad today ... and I hope I don't sound TOO gloating!

JM said...

What a beautiful day and lovely image!