The Weather….. Never Satisfied

 

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Dawn…..Big Wood Allestree, Derbyshire

It was just great this Friday morning to be up and about, in the woods as dawn came up.  Cool and a fresh but light breeze was invigorating.

There was a time when I though it was only the British who were obsessed with the weather…a constant topic of conversation. Yet reading many of the Blogs that appear on WP from East, West, North or South and whatever the season, the weather is a very frequent topic.

After our long summer ‘heatwave’ we have just had a week of mixed weather fortunes. Beautiful sunny days and blues skies, cloudy but bright and cloudy with rain.  Some have enjoyed (yep, enjoyed) some rather heavy downpours.  So far we have just had occasional showers none that have been that heavy and being showers only brief visits.

For the most part it has been a spell of much more typical British summers weather…in normal years we would be remarking on our good fortunes, today is a pleasant 26c.

Not this year.  On our walkies Buster and I always greet others with a smile and a ‘good morning’.  But the response has been very mixed from a brief ‘is it!’ to more sarcastic often derogatory comments about the climate….. some folk are never satisfied.

The little rain we have had has had a disproportionally beneficial effect on the woodlands and meadows.  Green is back looking as fresh as the proverbial daisy.  Trees are refreshed and flowers regaining there colours, bracken and ferns flourishing

 Whilst we are never sure of what the weather will bring us, we do know that autumn is not that far away.  Indeed there are some autumnal signs already…

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Holly seems to be very much ahead of itself.  Full of Red Berries…perhaps someone needs to let it know that Christmas is still 128 day away (some may say only 128 days away).

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How fast does time fly

18th August

(C) David Oakes 2018

6 thoughts on “The Weather….. Never Satisfied

  1. ah, life goes on, the seasons continue, the weather happens. all in the ebb and flow. like you said, we seem to often be looking for something different. beautiful pictures and observations.

  2. Opening this one I immediately thought: “This looks like Spring!” The colour green is so fresh. It’s beautiful.
    On my ‘walkies’ this morning (yep I started short walkies to keep my knees and hips going and I use my Nordic sticks for that) I meet people with dogs. Most of them pass by. Not even a snif from the dog. But sometimes there is a friendly dog sniffing me out, wagging its tail. This one happened to be a English Bull dog. Called Jake. I know him. He’s a loveable big bear although I am not fond of the breed. But Jake’s Jake. Wagging his whole back end and laughing invitingly. Hello Jake. Good to see you’re happy again. Then they move on. My collegua (volunteer) with her Jake… He made my day, Jake did.

    • We tend to find it is the folk with dogs that pass the time of day or even a short chat. The lone walkers prefer to be alone…. but not all, others are glad of a chat and Buster soon gets to know them and welcomes them. 😊

  3. We tend to find it is the folk with dogs that pass the time of day or even a short chat. The lone walkers prefer to be alone…. but not all, others are glad of a chat and Buster soon gets to know them and welcomes them. 😊

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