Is this Winter ?…….


Darley Abbey, Derby, Derbyshire

Is this Winter? ….Well its the 30th January so I guess it is. But it has been a strange winter so far.  It does seem to have rained since October, the wettest autumn and winter (so far) on record. We have had some sunny spells but again these seem mainly to have been limited to mornings…by lunch time or at the best early afternoon, and its raining again.

Best not to complain, after all there is nothing we can do to change the weather. On the plus side when the sun does grace us with its presence the days are rather good. In fact those days, just like yesterday are perhaps more autumnal in feel and  the low penetrating light…a light that is rather warm.

Yes… apart from the Snowdrops that are stating to flower, you could well be mistaken in thinking this is autumn…


30th January

(C) David Oakes 2020