It is Going to Change……


With temperatures of 25c it really does feel more like summer than spring.  But best enjoy this bonus weather whilst we can, it is due to change on Sunday and normal service will resume next week….. well that is what the forecasters tell us, we will see.

But if you were confused, the woodlands would confirm that it is still early spring…


Dark skeletons of trees against a backdrop of green leaves, green that is recognised as spring green.  Then look up and with crystal clear blue skies to provide an even brighter backdrop those leaves sparkle….


There is always a down side and that is the shadows across the woodland floor edging the Bluebells that little closer to vanishing for another year.


The flowers are still Blue but the leaves are now drooping, best described as being like a plant without water.

A leaf of another kind is giving us pleasure in our garden.  Our miniature Japanese Maple, in spring, sports some deep burgundy red leaves, a colour that will return in the autumn…


A windblown Clematis branch has created its own floral arrangement and found a temporary home in the birdbath…


Make the most of the spring weather if you are able… it is at least a bonus in these problematic times in which we live…

Please Remember ….

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

24th April

(C) David Oakes 2020


Look to the Skye (s)………


Isle of Skye, Scotland

Skye, an island of dramatic landscapes and wild places.  A place where the weather can change at the blink of an eye.

Here we have a view from high on the Quiraing Pass, located in the north east corner of Skye. Looking roughly north you get fabulous views of the rocky crags of ‘The Needle’ and ‘The Prison’. (image above)

Turn and look south and you are rewarded  with views over the mountains of Cleat, Dun Bubh and Druim an Ruma

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Wild and wonderful scenery that changes with each turn and every mile.

The Mountains will still be there to explore when all this turmoil is eventually over

Please Remember ….

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

24th April

(C) David Oakes 2020