A May Mixture….

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Teasels ….a throw back to Autumn

Spring is well underway but there are still the occasional reminders of autumn.  Teasel seed heads, hiding under the Hawthorn, are now dry… but reluctant to move on.

In the Meadows, May Bells, Cow Parsley and Campion are in flower and in the hedge Hawthorn blossoms.  In the dark woods the wild Rhododendron adds colour whilst the damp weather of the weekend has given the bluebells an invigorating temporary boost.

Not a half bad spring day, one where the sun is popping in and out just like the cuckoo clock….which reminds me I haven’t heard my first Cuckoo of Spring yet.

Please Remember ….

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

4th May

(C) David Oakes 2020

An Early Start……

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Iceland…

It is Monday, a new week so lets make an early start to yet another week in Lockdown.

It was also a very very early start, around mid-summer, after a night when the sun never slept, when we arrived at Isafjordur on our Icelandic adventure.

It was so peaceful as we cruised up the Fjord, surrounded by snow capped mountains, with only the sound of seabirds as company, breathing in air that felt so fresh and clean…. it was therapeutic.

Another memory to brighten these strange times we are now managing…

Please Remember ….

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

4th May

(C) David Oakes 2020