Winter is very much on the way…………

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I rather fear that the late arrival of autumn indicates an early arrival of winter.  There are still some autumnal hotspots but bare tree skeletons are now becoming more dominant…

Even the River looks more like winter… cold and uninviting…

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What has been a strange seasonal year, working to its own unpredictable time table gets a little closer to its end.

Being honest, I have to admit that IF we had enjoyed just a little sunshine today it maybe wouldn’t look quite so much like winter.

At least it keeps us on our toes, but whatever the season…..

Please Remember ….

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

15th November

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wordless Wednesday…… A favourite Autumn Place

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Location:– Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Memories of a colour packed autumn

Please Remember ….

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

3rd November

(C) David Oakes 2021

Silent Sunday…. Where has the Path Gone?

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The Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire

(The clue is the Bridge hand rail)

This image is from October 2017 – Autumn has yet to arrive this year.

Enjoy your Sunday wherever and whatever you are planning….

Please Remember ….

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

24th October

(C) David Oakes 2021

I couldn’t Resist……

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It has been raining today, and whilst getting wet,  I still  couldn’t resist pausing and “harvesting” these Autumnal Gems……   of course there will be many more to fall, but some how these early arrivals looked rather grand.

Enjoy the colourful season ahead… but also….

Please Remember ….

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

30th September

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Dazzling Start…….

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After days of grey damp starts this morning was bright and cheerful..  A bright Autumnal sun cleared the horizon so we headed off to Big Wood for an early quick walk…too good an opportunity to miss…

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It must have been early, once we were out of the woods, there were still no one about.  Makes a change, a change that left Buster rather puzzled….nobody to play with !

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As for the day that started full of promise……  well, we had the best of the day.  The sun decided that playing ‘hide and seek’ would be fun……  it spent much more time hiding, just teasing us occasionally.

No matter the weather……  

Please Remember ….

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

12th November

(C) David Oakes 2020