Goodbye October…..

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Goodbye October…  at least after another morning of monsoon like rains, the afternoon turned out rather bright.   Some blue skies and sunshine to finish the day and bring out a smile on folks faces.  Despite that last burst of sunshine, I don’t think many of us will be sorry to see October vanish into the ether.

As we appear to be heading into another Lockdown, I guess those smiles will not be there for long.

Now, it is even more important to…

Please Remember ….

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

31st October

(C) David Oakes 2020

After The Rut……

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Peace returns to these woods.  The Red Stag has done his duty for this season.  The fluffy neck mane that he puffs up for the rut is already starting to reduce, time for showing off is over till next year.

Please Remember ….

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

31st October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Even on a very Dull Day

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A carpet of golden leaves.  Yep, even on a very dull day with endless grey clouds, the colours of autumn manage to shed some bright light onto the day.   It may be, what in today’s world, we call a virtual light…. but who cares, It does a great deal for the soul, lifting the spirits.

Now if the “Country Folklore” is correct we are heading for a cold and bleak winter.  The reasoning for this statement, is the prolific crop of Berries.  True or not, the Birds will certainly enjoy a welcome winter feast.

Enjoy what remains of your autumn….but

Please Remember ….

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

30th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

On the Edge……

Over Owler Tor Hathersage Moor

One of many well weathered Gritstone Tors on Hathersage Moor, Derbyshire.  Most have acquired names over the centuries.  This is Over Owler Tor.

Great views from Hope Valley to Higger Tor and Stanage Moor.  Open Country and freedom…..  just great for walkers (and climbers along the edges).

Please Remember ….

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

30th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

The Old Mill by the Stream….

The-Mill-by-the-StreamGracing the bridge and stradling the River Burn is the 18th century Water Mill at Burnham Overy, Norfolk.

The Mill itself was built in 1790 but the bridge pre-dates the Mill.  The Mill became the centre of a quite large rural industrial complex of stables, blacksmiths workshop and other agricultural trades.  All now long gone….but the Mill, which is a National Trust Property,  provides some self catering accommodation.

Despite being on a busy road, it is still a rather idyllic location and can conjure up images of an earlier life.

Please Remember ….

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

29th October

(C) David Oakes 2020