A Small Start….Maybe Spring will arrive ?


The very last day of January……  another January day that didn’t wake up.  It has been a month that will be remembered here for the rains, floods and an occasional flurry of snow.

So, I was delighted to find my first clump of Wild Snowdrops in the woods.  Not many I admit but at least it is a start.  

Yellow Catkins were the other welcome sign that Spring is getting nearer. Again a small sign but none the less very encouraging on such a grey damp day.

Apart from the damp it was cold, cold enough to freeze the Lake once more. I do hate these damp cold days, maybe it is another reminder that I am getting old, as this damp cold does seem to leach into my bones..


The Grey Squirrel has obviously raided his winter larder, so busy chopping away that he ignored Buster and myself. (and where was my Long lens when I needed it – at home keeping warm)


So I will wave January goodbye. If you were describing the month, you would say it had been wet, but not really Winter.  Wicked, I know, to wish time away but this last month has certainly drained the spirits. 

But, whatever February has in store for us….

Please Remember ….

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

31st January

(C) David Oakes 2021