Category Archives: weather

Albert Park walk with some frost and musings


A lot of the frost had melted when I walked round the park, but it did seem to stay longer on the bowling green than other grass. Not sure I can explain that.

Frost in the long shadow of the Albert Memorial was also taking longer to melt. I should think it is warmer where the sun shines.

A bush with pink / red berries is popular with all sorts of birds. Somebody might recognise the bush.

Scattered light through branches is reflected by mist to make shafts of light?

A sunny January day

The sun was shining today after a hard frost last night.

Here is the Old County Hall reflected in yesterday’s rain.

But being January the sun never got very high in the sky. Here are trees with long shadows in the Abbey Meadows.

This is some of the old man’s beard nearby.

These swans were on the Mill Stream. Somebody was telling me you can tell the male swan by the thicker neck and the bigger black brow.

Rainy Saturday and Sunny Sunday


Saturday was wet. There were people from One Planet Abingdon talking to people about some of their projects under the old County Hall.

There was a blue sky today, Sunday. This Kite was circling over when we walked out along the Ock Valley Walk. For anybody not from these parts, the Kite was saved from extinction and now is a common bird over Abingdon and central England.

There were lots of people out on the Ock Valley Walk. The path itself is sticky and muddy. Ivy grows up a lot of the trees and stumps. So there is still a lot of green about.

The back path is less muddy. Lots of birds singing and flitting about. Near here new trees get planted with plastic tubes, and some make it and grow strong, and some don’t.

Heavy Rainfall early afternoon


There was a lot of rain this afternoon which left standing water on many roads and paths in Abingdon. At the top of East St Helen Street the run off from the Punchbowl and adjoining shops helped to cause a flash flood. The drainage never seems that good at that water juncture.

At Nic’s church water gushed out of the spouts of the gargoyles and so avoids splashing the building. There is the chance it will hit anybody not looking.