Dark but lush…the last day of April

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Bare trees at the start of the month…and now lush green vegetation everywhere.  The Bluebells are falling back, definitely on their last legs and now getting swamped in the undergrowth.

Good news is that our first Buttercups are staring to flower in the meadow.  Soon there will  a yellow carpet of nectar providing plants for the insects and bees.

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It is also ‘Tick-Tock’ time as the Dandelions sacrifice their yellow flowers for the delicate seed heads, heads just waiting a gust of wind to disperse those seeds far and wide….

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So as we wait for those May Flowers that the famous rhyme promises…lets take a last look at this years Bluebells….

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It has been a good year for Bluebells…. my only disappointment is that I haven’t this year been able to visit the woods where we have large swathes of Blue.

Maybe next year…. till then

Please Remember ….

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

30th April

(C) David Oakes 2020

Goodbye April Showers…….

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Fire Boat, Bergen, Norway

We wave goodbye to April today…another month vanished in to our memories.  Despite all the lockdown restrictions the month has passed (well for us) just as fast as usual.

April is of course the month known in the seasonal rhyme as the month of Showers.

“April Showers bring forth May Flowers”

Not this year…..well not as far as showers are concerned.  April has proved to be both the driest but the warmest on record.

Though it does end with just a few rather heavy  showers.

Lets look forward to those May flowers…they will bring some extra joy into our lives to brighten these troubled days.

Please Remember ….

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

30th April

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

 

Reserved…..

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A Reserved Table….

There will be empty tables in restaurants all over the world….. But on the positive side….  I have saved a deal of cash over this lockdown.

No doubt one day we will be able to phone our favourite Restaurant and book a table.  When that will be is anyone’s guess.

Please Remember ….

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

29th April

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday……. A Very Favourite Place

 

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Location:-  Dawn, Derwent Water looking towards Skiddaw, Cumbria

I know, we keep popping back to Derwent Water. Over the years the magnetic draw of this corner of the Lake District has never diminished.  It is different in all light, all weathers and of course all seasons. This was a morning after several days of heavy rains as can be witnessed by the high water levels.  It was the calm after the storm 🙂

And there will be calm after the current turmoil…

Please Remember ….

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

29th April

(C) David Oakes 2020