Monday….Better than expected


Cold but sunny and at the moment none of the winds that were promised.  So a walk along the River Derwent and round the Darley Mills World Heritage site seemed a good idea.

Mind you the river is running high after the recent rains and there is more on the way.  But it didn’t deter the Rowing Club from taking their morning exercise.

As for the scenery, well it was all Daffodils and long shadows all glistening in the winter sun.  The quiet before the pending storms perhaps….

11th March

(C) David Oakes 2019

Temporary blip…either way


Dire weather warnings…snow to arrive overnight.  Well they were right, it did.

At 8am my car was covered with snow but by 9.15am the rain had washed it all away.

There then followed a day of mainly long bright sunny intervals with the occasional heavy rain shower and at times hail stones just to add variety to our Sunday.

It was though a trifle muddy underfoot

North Westerly Gales and more snow on Tuesday are in the forecast…. maybe next time we will  not be so lucky.  But so far that is the worst the winter has thrown our way.

11th March

(C) David Oakes 2019