After the Monsoon….. Autumn returns


That Autumnal Look

The storms have passed, well for the time being.  I also admit that we escaped the very worst. It was only yesterday that we had torrential rain and high winds.  Today we are back to sunshine and autumnal colours…. though it does look distinctively as if winter is knocking at the door.

The rains were heavy enough to raise the levels of the River Derwent once again, not yet flood level but getting there.  The Weeping Willow is weeping and wetting its branches in the dark fast flowing flood water of the Derwent….


Warming early morning sun found us wandering down the lane and thru the old village a pleasant start before heading down to the meadows and riverside….


 Winter may be approaching at a pace but it still ain’t bad to be out and about

12th December

(C) David Oakes 2019