Thursday 27th February 2014
The morning started out lovely and sunny, although the occasional heavy shower was forecast. In fact it was so sunny Jez stayed in bed snoozing. Meanwhile Max and I went for a walk on Canford Heath. It has been a bit chilly overnight for the past couple of nights, so this morning I was well wrapped up in my waterproof jacket, hat, scarf and gloves. It wasn’t long, though, before the hat and gloves came off and the scarf and coat were undone. It was that nice a day. Even the birds were singing away, like this greenfinch we saw.
But then the wind got up a bit, and got colder, and it started to cloud over. By the time we walked down the old coach road and saw the workmen burning off the branches in the distance it was starting to spit with rain.
And then it started to really rain, and hail. My hat and gloves went back on and my coat was done up, and the bits that were exposed (my jeans) were soaked through. It was pretty nasty and uncomfortable, not to mention cold with sopping wet jeans clinging to my legs.
And then it stopped just as quickly and the sun came out again. Here you can see the rain drenched ground and the trees in the distance looking as though they have frost on them, although it is, in fact rain drops.
I was glad to get home and get changed into some dry clothes.