Not a bad way to start the weekend….

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Saturday, sunshine and a warm breeze. Bluebells where a key feature in the mornings walk, they just added that special spring touch. The location was South Derbyshire and Calke woods. Rather fine well-established Oak Trees, with Beech and Chestnut, even some Pine for added variety. Wildflowers and Herbs starting to make their mark on spring, and Bird Song everywhere. A morning full of promise…that actually fulfilled its promise..

Nor would we dream of leaving Calke Woods without paying our respects to the ancient “Old Man of Calke”… this grand old Oak, well over a 1000 years has survived another winter, ready and able to join in the Spring renaissance.

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Not a bad start to the weekend…. but fun over its back to the gardening 🙂

Relaxing, out and about, or gardening, as always……

Please Remember ….

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

7th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

A Unique Green……

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The River Derwent, Darley Abbey, Derbyshire

Once the first flush of spring has passed, we are as if by magic, overwhelmed with an abundance of new leaves on the trees.

But for me, it is the unique green that adds to the spectacle….. They even call it Spring Green, all bright and in a variety of subtle variations.  The Spring Green only lasts till the start of summer when the greens start to darken into their own distinct shades of green.

Until summer comes, I will indulge in the brilliance of Springs Greens palette 🎨 

It is the weekend, they do seem to come around quicker these days, so enjoy and whatever you are doing

Please Remember ….

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

7th May

(C) David Oakes 2022