Spring has been blown in on a North Wind….


Wind Blown Daffodils, Darley, Derbyshire

A cold north wind greets the first day of Spring.  The sun may well be shining and also warm when you are in the shelter, out in the open it is another matter. It is also a shock for these Daffodils that have struggled to bloom and are now being buffeted from one side to the other and back again.

On the positive side this wind is what one might call a drying wind, drying the land that has for so long now been saturated to overflowing.

20th March

(C) David Oakes 2020

Spring has Sprung…. its Official

Spring is late again

The Spring Equinox is here and today is the first full day of Spring….. it has seemed along time coming.  After an Autumn that drifted into Winter with wave after wave of rain and winds with all those interminable grey skies, we cannot wait for some warm sunny weather.

As if on que, this morning the sun is high in a predominantly blue sky.  Then we have a forecast that suggests that this spell of ‘proper‘ Spring weather will be with us for a few days (maybe even a week – or is that too much to hope for).

Daffodils have been trying very hard to bring some colour to our currently dull world and now they are starting to flourish.



I guess we could all do with something to lift our spirits so I hope that the start of Spring does just that and gives us all some hope for the future.  🙂

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other 


20th March

(C) David Oakes 2020