Summer Solstice……..

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Sundown, Mid Summer, above the Arctic Circle north of Iceland

Today,  here in the UK, at precisely 21.44  on the  the 20th June, it is the Summer Solstice 2020.  Mid  summer already.  Yep, despite all the trauma of the year to date the solstice has come round again, and all far too quickly…… I must work out just where all this time has vanished to.

To celebrate the passing of the Solstice, and as the time does vary a little over the world, I might just welcome you tomorrow  with a Sunrise

Please Remember ….

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

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

An Early start……. a Morning too good to miss.

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Allestree Lake, Derbyshire

6.20am Mid Summers Eve.  The early morning sun shone with a vigour we haven’t seen for days.  The Sky was blue, no vapour trails and just the occasional clouds. So we headed off for a quick pre breakfast walk round the Lake.  Apart from the bird song all was quiet.  One other dog walker and three fishermen lakeside.  Just great to  be out and about…

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We have been getting used to the lockdown restrictions and the easing measures, but this morning it was just shear bliss.  There was no need to keep that wary eye open for other people, take avoiding action to maintain social distancing, just able to walk freely  without any concern.  I mentioned the bird song…  by their tone and volume, I think they were agreeing with me and enjoying the bright start to their day.

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As we headed home for Coffee and Breakfast the clouds began to bubble up.  Maybe I have had the best of the day..

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Not sure what the weather plans to do for the rest of the day, as always we can only wait and see.  🙂

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

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

Nearly Half Way……..

Disc One

Midnight.  Loch Greshornish , Isle of Skye, Scotland

A few years ago we were on the Isle of Skye.  Mid summers eve was approaching, and as we had been enjoying a series of evenings, when the sun only briefly vanished below the horizon, I was hopeful that I would get a mid summer sunset on the actual day.

I did though have a premonition, that after such a great but short run of good weather, and being on Scotland’s West Coast, that our luck could run out.

It did.   Rain came heading in from the Atlantic.  So I was rather pleased that I had managed to get this shot, shortly before midnight, a couple of  evenings before Mid Summer.

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

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2020