Early Morning at Allestree, Derby
It is Sunday the 5th of April…. and it is a day full of Spring promise. Early morning mist is lifting, clear blue skies and a sun that really is starting to provide a welcome warmth.
I am one of the luck folk with somewhere to take my exercise. I am also very much aware that many are unable to take advantage of an open air walk. It is a privilege.
So here are a few images from todays walk to share and I hope bring you just a little of the spring that is now starting to shape up rather well.
Trees are still bare, the Oak on the top of Burley Hill as stark as on many a winters day. The Silver Birch, that borders the Golf Course which is closed for the duration, waves it ever so fine top branches reaching up for warmth to encourage its leaves to burst…
But new growth is appearing, growth that over the next week will flourish into new clothes for the trees….
The Blossom on our Cherry Tree is also starting to show, but it is a few weeks later than usual….
The First of our ‘last’ batch of Daffodils has arrived alongside our first Camelia of this Spring. So change is progressing at an increasing pace…
The more delicate flowers of the Wood Anemone are, for a short while, taking over the woodland floor, a carpet of white stars dotted with yellow buttons…
Colour is coming throughout the garden in front the Old Hall, it is the perfect compliment to a rather fine Sunday morning……
If you are one who cannot enjoy stretching your legs, even for a short while, in the sunny outdoors, then I hope these images help provide some virtual flavour to you of a sunny spring Sunday in these difficult times.
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2020