Friday, 10 March 2017

It Stopped Raining!

Oh my goodness me - yesterday afternoon the rain stopped!
In order to mark this momentous happening, I decided to explore a bit further afield.  Looking at this photo of the Moor, you would think we'd had no rain for months, but if you try to walk on it, your foot would sink into deep, squelchy mud! It's like walking on a sponge. 

 There was more green to be seen in the distance.

















I love these black lambs - and what a lovely view they have:  that's Colliford Lake, a large reservoir, in the background.


















 Highland Cows - one of the very hardy cattle breeds that can withstand the cold, wet winters on Bodmin Moor, because of their long, shaggy coats. We also have Galloways and a few Welsh Blacks. 











































































I must remember to go back in a few weeks time when they will have their calves - how cute will they be? 
However, I think the zoom lens on my camera will be in action on that occasion; I don't intend getting too close to these very protective cattle when they have their young. 

19 comments:

  1. More Moor views is what I love to see!
    10 mins after leaving a comment on your last post. Mr Hermes arrived with books. What a treat, only one duplicate to what I have so will pass that on to a friend. Many Many Thanks. Postage will be on it's way to you very soon

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    1. So glad they arrived OK. Thanks for letting me know and I hope you enjoy reading them (sorry there was a duplicate - what were the chances of that?)

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  2. What lovely photo's.
    Those cattle are beauties!

    All the best Jan

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  3. What handsome beasts! I wonder if they mind the hair in front of their eyes :)

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  4. I remember coming face to face with one of the Highland cattle, in the middle of the road as I drove across Dartmoor!

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    1. I was walking with Zac the first time I came face to face with one of the Highland cows - those huge horns were scary indeed, especially as Zac and I were followed across the Moor as we tried to be nonchalant about walking away!

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  5. Love Bodmin Moor. Preferably at the time when the A30 wasn't running through the moor yet! ;)

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  6. I'm pleased to say that I am nowhere near the A30, which is due to be widened in part by this summer. An 'improvement', they call it.

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  7. What wonderful beasts those Highland cattle are.

    Rosie, thank you so much. I received the books today. I'd just come back from London and there they were. I can send you a cheque or if you send me the details of your PayPal account I can put it in there. Let me know.

    Of the four books you sent I already had 3 so I was wondering if any of the other recipients of your very generous gesture might also have duplicates and want to swap? Just a thought....

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    1. Oh no! We must have been buying our books at the same time previously. Only Sue had 1 duplicate and she has given that to a friend; I'm so sorry that you only ended up with one book you hadn't read but please don't bother with the postage now. Hope you at least enjoy reading the one book! xx

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    2. No, Rosie, thank you for sending them out - a lot of time and effort is involved in posting items, I know. I'll send you a cheque with grateful thanks - I'm sure I'll find someone to swap the duplicates with - I'll ask on my blog...

      Hope you have good rambling weather over the forthcoming week. I wanted to go walking today but it's rained nearly the whole day!

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  8. i really loved your exploring after rain dear!
    how weird that land looks like absolutely though it is muddy .
    your capturing is LASHING .
    we don't have such cows who have such looong horns .last photo is absolutely amazing

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  9. Beautiful view, too bad those cattle can't see it.

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    1. I'll take my hairdressing scissors on my next visit!

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  10. Oh I love those highland cattle, so shaggy! What beautiful views from there, sadly I still haven't got around to exploring your area

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    1. I took those photos a few miles from Jamaica Inn; it's a lovely quiet area.

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