A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Friday 30 November 2012


Winter has a long way to go but already the hazel is showing signs of spring as the catkins are starting to form.

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Winter Sunset

The winter sun often seems to break through just as it sets in this season of short days and cloudy rainy days.So at least we get some lovely skies at sunset.

Sunday 25 November 2012

Bewick Swan

The arrival of Bewick Swans at Slimbridge from their Siberian breeding grounds is always a sign that winter is here, and numbers are starting to build up.

Friday 23 November 2012

Sunny Views

Sunshine at last this morning and there are fine views from the hills.
The Oak Trees are still holding on to their last few leaves but it is mostly bare trees now with the sunlight penetrating into the woods.

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Rain and more rain

We are back in the Cotswolds after a break in a more hilly country.
The trees have lost most of their leaves now and rain has saturated the ground so that 24 hours of heavy  rain has caused much flooding closing some roads like the one in the pictures.

Saturday 3 November 2012

Last of the autumn colours

Many leaves are already on the woodland floor but there is plenty of autumn colour left.
There is snow visible on the Welsh Hills across the vale this morning so Winter is coming.
We are having a short break from blogging but check back later in the month.