APRIL…… Welcome the Month of Showers!

Welcome to April

The First Day of April.  The month of Showers, or so say’s the old Country Rhyme….

the bonus being it will they add – bring forth May Flowers.

Back to reality.  April 1st is also known as April Fools Day.  Maybe we here in the UK are having a ‘trick’ played upon us……  The Forecaster tell us we have another flow of Icy Winds heading our way.  

It may well put the breaks on Spring,  nothing we can do about that… apart from

Remembering to ….

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

1st April

(C) David Oakes 2021

Shady Lane……


Another bright sunny start to a Spring morning ideal for the morning stroll through the woods.  As the buds burst on the trees the leaf canopy start to cast its dark shadows over the woodland floor.  It is now a race against time for the Bluebells.  Small groups of Bluebells are starting to flower in the woodland glades……


But we still have the promise of the traditional carpets of Blue yet to come…may be next week!  Bluebells are a ‘between’ season woodland flower, they need the clear skies to stimulate their deep rooted bulbs to burst into their short lived life.  Flowering is a rush before the woodland canopy casts its shadow over everything when the bulbs recede to the ground to recover for another year.

Down by the lake the Willows are now in full green leaf filtering the sunshine and providing just one more of Springs treats…..


17th April

© David Oakes 2014