I Guess Winter has Arrived…..


Well it had to happen….winter has arrived this week.  A frost before dawn gave way to a rising mist as the sun dawned on what should have been a lovely day.  But that sun didn’t burn away the mist, it soon disappeared behind a mist that turned to thick fog, a fog that remained for the rest of the day.  Early promise dimmed to a very grey damp and cold day…with a midday cold of 3c .


It was spookily quiet round the lake, no birds, little moved, the ducks finding shelter in the reeds….so it was a surprise when we spooked a Heron….as always in these unplanned situations you just hope that when you grab the camera that the settings will capture something of the fleeting moment…


And that was as exciting as it got….best get back to the desk and some warmth.

(The forecast for the rest of the week is for mild weather, high winds and like it or not much needed rain)


6th December

(C) David Oakes 2018