Flippant Friday….. Black and White Weather

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High Neb, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire

It may well be May, spring is supposed to be here…. But the weather and the forward forecasts are far from being Black or White.  Like life on the edge, this years springs weather is always on the the edge…. Do we jump into spring OR back into winter.  Well, we all know that spring, ultimately, has got to win the argument, but at times it does feel as if winter has other ideas.

Please Remember ….

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

7th May

(C) David Oakes 2021

Spring in the Trossachs……

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Loch Earn, Perthshire, Scotland.

Loch Earn is just one of many Lochs in the area of Scotland known as the Trossachs. As I understand it the name Trossachs is derived from the description of a wooded glen. But the name is now used to describe this region of mountain, river, lochs and wooded glens, that lies above the Glasgow industrial belt and below the northern Highlands.

Often described as Scotland in miniature.  An area much loved by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) the Scottish Author of Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake and Ivanhoe fame. Scott’s writing was, I guess, one of the main catalysts in creating the Trossachs as a Tourist Destination, much loved by Victorian travellers and still as much loved today.

(A quick PS.  The above was taken 4 years ago, a typical May day.  Today I am told our very strange May weather in 2021 has covered much of this area in Snow – winter seems to be back)

Where ever you are today ….

Please Remember ….

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

6th May

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wordless Wednesday…… Another Favourite Place

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Location:-  No excuses for revisiting Derwent Water Cumbria.  Looking over the Lake at Dawn towards Skiddaw.

Another Covid Dream…. one day once again…. till then…

Please Remember ….

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

5th May

(C) David Oakes 2021

 

A bit of Grit on the Gritstone Edge

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Burbage Edge, Derbyshire

The rugged gritstone edge of Burbage, high above Hathersage Moor.  On a clear day it provides a viewpoint with great views towards Kinder Scout and over to Higger Tor. Looks calm in the sun but can be the complete opposite if the weather is inclement.  Still a great place to pause and to get ones breath back when you reach the top.

Don’t go to near the edge…. and

Please Remember ….

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

4th May

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday… but not that Blue

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Beach Huts at Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk

Monday… another week will soon pass, taking us a little closer to summer and the potential for lazy days on the beach.

Just dreaming again…..  After a rather fabulous April, the start of May looks rather different.  With a rather dire weather forecast for today and maybe the week you have to dream of those better days

Even if you are dreaming….

Please Remember ….

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

3rd May

(C) David Oakes 2021