20th November…. and A Change in the Weather…

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Rather wet today….. to be honest we had rather forgotten what rain was like, and of course we do need a good deal more rain to refill those near empty reservoirs.

Not that it was any conciliation for this rather bedraggled Duck….I sure it was saying ‘don’t make me take another bath today!’

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At least the rain has given a gloss to the carpet of Oak leaves.


20th November

(C) David Oakes 2018

A Jewelled Carpet…..


Well we really cannot complain, the prediction is that winter will arrive from our friends in Europe later today. But right now we can continue to enjoy the autumnal colours.  They were late in arriving but have been a real visual feast since.

Nor has it just been the woods that have been enhanced by the colours, the lakeside too has been magnificent and an added pleasure to the Pike Fishermen.

So I guess its out with the fleeces and thermals and wait to see what nature actually delivers over the next few months…..and without any doubts we do need some rain. At least over the darker winter months we have the memories of a record breaking summer and a fabulous late autumn…


20th November

(C) David Oakes 2018