A Little more Autumn….. slow but steady progress

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The Beech leaves are starting to turn, Chestnut leaves are dropping, and green is slowly losing its vibrancy on our trees.  Flowers are fading and petals falling, plants withering away into decay.  All signs that autumn is starting to pick up its pace…

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Strange times we live in but some sunshine, some autumn colour, some fresh air…. and it does lift the spirits. 

Please Remember ….

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

10th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

For Better or the Worse…..

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Heage 6 Sail Windmill, Derbyshire

For better or worse, this year’s Harvest should be safely in.   The weather has been, let’s just say strange and unpredictable this year.  Reports sound as if overall it has not been anywhere near a bumper crop of cereals.

The magnificent Heage Windmill with its 6 sails is in full working order.  Lovingly restored with challenging work for volunteers and fund raisers…..  a true labour of love.

In none CV19 times it is open to the public.  Then it is worth taking a step back in history to view a Windmill, which just like the Harvest, is dependent upon the weather.  The name Heage is derived from the Ango Saxon word  Heegge  which became ‘High Edge’…. easy to understand as you stand beside the mill on top of a high hill. 🙂

Please Remember ….

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

10th October

(C) David Oakes 2020