Monday started so well……


After a week of dull, damp (though no rain) and cold days we woke on Monday to a glorious sunny morning.  The sun of course remained low casting long shadows but it also found its way into the Willow Coppices.  They need thinning now but have been providing great cover for the ferns thriving in the damp grass…


It was also surprisingly warm, only a light fleece for a walk round the lake.  Despite the leaf drop of last week there are still some clinging on… and this bright sun continued to bring out the last of the autumnal colours….



Bright as the sun was it lacked that richness of a few weeks ago.  Nor was it to last.  By Lunch time the dull grey sky was back and a thicker fleece called for.  Nor is the forward forecast encouraging.  The much needed rain is due and with it will be some gales.

As for Monday morning it was far from moody and I guess a bonus to enjoy… 🙂


27th November

(C) David Oakes 2018