Slowly but surely……

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It has been a strange spring and summer.  Take our Honeysuckle for example.  This variety has always been a spring flowering bush.  Indeed it was  and gave us a terrific display and scent.  The flowers fade and are replaced by red berries, a feast for our birds. Now in September we have unusually a second flush of flowers.  True they are more subdued in colour and the berries form much quicker… but it is still a bonus for us and the birds.

The only sure thing this year is that Autumn will arrive  ‘sometime’.

Nor can you can we escape the inevitable.  At the moment that travel to autumn is slow. We still have blooms in flower, others have faded away. In the wild, Ivy is forming its multi berry heads, flowers are turning to seed anticipating another spring next year.  Berries on Rowan are rich and full…. but the changes are taking place.  At least for the next few weeks we will still enjoy a rich green background to garden and countryside….

It is the mornings that are the first real indicator of changes.  Mist that lingers waiting to be burned away by any sunshine that we are lucky enough to enjoy…

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Enjoy this between seasons weather but also…

Please Remember ….

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

6th September

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday….. The Year Moves on

Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire

The old Sheep pens on Howden Moor Derbyshire.  As the year moves towards autumn, it will not be long before the pens will be back in use.  Then it will be ‘tupping time’ again.

We still need to remember to….

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

6th September

(C) David Oakes 2021