Daybreak…. and a Day that lived up-to its promise


What a joy to see a sunny dawn….nor was it short lived,  the day just got better.  Makes a change from the recent run of wet weather…..  mind you it has left a legacy.  All that moisture created a thin low lying mist that lingered for much of the morning.


Autumn has now long gone and the Trees are now just skeletons…..  stark and dramatic against todays blue sky.  Just like all the season early winter brings its own charms …..  when its not raining that is!  I guess it will not be long before these skeletons will be draped with frost and maybe snow, creating another seasonal picture. It was indeed a day to get out and enjoy the fresh air, we didn’t venture far-afield.  There are several Parks near to us, so a choice of local venues is a bonus.  So join us on this mornings walk round Darley Park….  it is only a mile from the City Centre but you could be many miles way…

After the rains of recent weeks, the River Derwent that flows  through the Park, is running rather high.


The Weeping Willow weeps as the branches brush the surface of the Derwent.


The River may be running high, thankfully not as high as this time last year.  It was the start of floods, floods that last to March.  There is more rain forecast but lets hope that we don’t get a repeat of last winter.

We can do little to influence the weather we ‘enjoy’.  We can all do something in these trouble times…..

Please Remember ….

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

17th December

(C) David Oakes 2020