It was an interesting day on Saturday. Breakfast at Sainsbury’s, which is not quite as glamorous as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, dropped Julia off at work, had a couple of hours on the farm (including solving the fat ball/jackdaw conundrum) and a trip to see my father in Peterborough.

It was all going so well until I went for a cup of tea with my sister, and the weather took a sudden turn for the worse. It was strange, we went into the services on the A1 on a moderate spring day, had tea and scones and then emerged in mid-winter. All in all it was a bit of a Narnia moment.

As you can see in the pictures, there was a fair amount of wintry stuff on the floor, a sort of cross between snow and hail. If I was an Eskimo I’m sure I would know the right word for this sort of snow, but unfortunately I’m not, and I don’t.

There are two possibilities from here, home up the A1 or home via the Northamptonshire countryside. I like Northamptonshire, and I also like the Red Kites you often see along the road between Peterborough and Corby.

As you can see, the weather got better.

The final picture shows a blob of dirt (I was using my old camera) and a Red Kite wheeling just above the tree.


Red Kite over oak tree

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  1. clarepooley33

    I love all your photos and I am so envious that you are able to see Red Kites on your travels. My cousin lives near Weedon in Berks and gets them in her garden sometimes. I also really like the colour of the stone used for building in your part of the country – so warm and mellow.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Thanks, I like the area too, and think kites are a great addition. They can frequently be seen over the A1 in the Grantham to Peterborough area, and I saw four over the municipal tip in Peterborough. They are spreading year by year, though it may take awhile to get down to you.

      1. quercuscommunity

        It’s amazing to me to think we can see them like this when I can remember the last few in Wales nearly dying out, though me, kites and the A1 is not a recipe for road safety!

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