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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What a Day

1 of 5 Skylark on Soil Hill

A lovely bright clear morning so at lunch time I broke the land speed record of walking home , getting my dinner and walking the dogs before flying up to Soil Hill for a Snow Bunt photo session and back to work within the hour.
My thoughts were that if the Snow Buntings were in the SE corner where they prefer Id have time to get some photos in the perfect conditions but as I arrived with 15 minutes to spare no birds could be found and then in the last 5 minutes I saw the 6 fly across the NW corner so time up and back to work with just a photo of a distant Skylark in the snow.
To make matters worse, Ollie our Llaso Apso was at Thornton for his hair cut and when I finished work at 1715hrs I had to pick him up.
By this time the snow was piling down and all roads out of Queensbury were gridlocked with traffic queueing for miles in all directions stuck on the sheet ice and snow, well done Bradford Council for cocking up once again, we should get a rate reduction in Queensbury.
There will have been some head of traffic nerk looking out of his window in Bradford seeing the rain and not being wise enough to work out that it could be snow higher up.
Anyway, I ended up walking over to Thornton and most of the way back before I was rescued by Stuart the son in law from Shelf and even then at 1930 he couldnt get all the way back as traffic was still stuck and still is now at 2000hrs.
BS
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3 comments:

DJSutcliffe said...

That was a dash round Bri - glad you got those 'little gems on the hill' they are beauty's.

Bad do with the snow job up there - what is the matter with them in their cosy offices - or have they all lost their jobs in the cuts!

DJSutcliffe said...

Ah .. my comments have come on this time..just not appeared on last few I have done.!

NigelK said...

Plenty of whizzin round there Brian. at least you got a cool Skylark pic. I'm sure such effort will bring just rewards this W/E