I Would Like to Say…


I would like to say…that the flood waters were receding. But not just yet.

Overnight rain has again added to the river levels and may be by this evening it will overflow again. Meantime the swans are making the most of the football pitches…. no soccer for several weeks now and I suspect not  for a few more weeks yet.

But at least we hade some good spells of welcome sunshine.  All the heavy rains and dull weather has been creating a little bit of cabin fever.

Nature does seem better able to cope than us humans.  These Daffodils have been underwater water for a couple of weeks.  Yesterday the waters on these fields started to drop…and what a surprise.  Daffodils with flower heads nearly ready to burst have grown survived and seem none the worse for being drowned.


Not sure that it is a situation that will last as rains have started again and the river levels are rising more rapidly. At the moment it is remaining within its banks, but only just and the waters are running rather fast…..

Not a shark …. but some poor soul called Craig has lost his canoe…


I would like to say….Spring has arrived.  Not for a while yet I think.

24th February

(C) David Oakes 2020