Summer along a Woodland Path…..


A Derbyshire Woodland Path

A walk along a woodland path takes some beating at any time of the year.  But at this time of the year, when in the middle of August, signs of autumn start to appear….. it is extra special.  Only small signs now, but a reminder that we are heading for the season of ” mellow fruitfulness” .

Not everyone looks forward to autumn.  I have mixed feelings.  Autumn itself is a wonder of nature, packed with colour and rich smells.  But it also a sign that the darker days, often the wilder weather, is only a short breath away.

So enjoy what remains of August……  and also lets hope we get an ‘Indian summer’, that would be a big bonus in this strange year.

Please Remember ….

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

15th August

(C) David Oakes 2020

10 thoughts on “Summer along a Woodland Path…..

    1. It does….and despite the occasional moan about the weather or season or even both together, … it does all work out and maybe we wouldn’t change anything (apart from maybe some of the extremes) 🙂


  1. I’m from New Zealand so like Gary I’m enjoying the very early signs of spring. I’m in the South Island and there’s lots of lambs, calves, rhododendron and magnolia blossom, daffodils and crocuses. Such a welcome and cheerful sight!


  2. I always like autumn but am not keen for it to arrive this year. Its approach seems to underline a waste of a year in so many ways for so many people. Waste of life, even.

    But your picture is very beautiful and reminds me that I will enjoy autumn when it comes. I love the delicious, shadow curl under the tree.


    1. I think you expressed the way I am feeling very well. Just trying to make the most of what has been a very bad year. The only plus part is that I have found, for some strange reason, that it has passed so quickly…… and for the record, I am not one to wish time away.

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