It is getting Hot…… it won’t Last

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Big Wood, Allestree

The sun was out from dawn, the sky was blue and for once not a hint of a breeze.

In the woods it was dark.  The leaves casting a shadow over the woodland floor like a giant umbrella. But there was also a real difference this morning.

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For the first time this year there was a warmth, not just in the air, but that warm feeling of reflected heat from the ground….. now that is much more like summer.

I had thought we had seen the last of the Bluebells, so it was a bonus to find this small sweep of Blue…… past their best, but still a feast for the eye…

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Friday and most of Saturday are forecast to be good….. maybe 26c tomorrow.  We will see as they also forecast Arctic Blast on Sunday and Monday with the potential for real wintery showers.

Keeps us on our toes…even in these trouble times.

Please Remember ….

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

7th May

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wild Garlic Time….

Lakes

Wenlock Edge, Shropshire

A lush carpet of white stars under tall Beech trees. A unique aromatic perfume fills the air…… its Wild Garlic.
Wild Garlic is becoming quite a fashionable plant to forage for. Wild Garlic Pesto is becoming a Chefs favourite…. but please forage with care and responsibly….don’t destroy this wild wonder of nature.
I think we are all seeing that the wildlife all about us, is benefiting from the restrictions currently placed upon us…. times have changed.

Please Remember ….

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

7th May
(C) David Oakes 2020