Hello August….. the last of the real summer months

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Rosebay Willowherb

A new month…. August the 1st.  Summer is of course still with us and I hope that it will remain for some time to come.  But we cannot escape the time scale and that we are now well past the midpoint of the year.

The summer has been hot and dry.  So like it or not we are starting to see the first signs that summer is heading, all be it slowly, towards autumn.  The Willowherb has, in the sheltered hottest spots, already started to turn to seed….. just saying 🙂

Despite the passing of the months we must still be cautious, so please

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

1st August

(C) David Oakes 2021

#TreeSquare (11) …. A reminder of Spring

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A Rhododendron Spring…..

A reminder of spring…..  at times it seems like yesterday, then again it does seem like a lifetime ago.  Today, July comes to an end and we enter August……  I wonder just what nature has in store for us as summer reaches its climax.

Another post for the :- –The shadow of a tree – The life of B (beckybofwinchester.com) #TreeSquare

Where ever you are and what ever your plans for the rest of the summer…

Please Remember ….

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

31st July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Goodbye July……

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Time to say goodbye to July.  Another month gone and another step nearer Autumn.  July weather has been both hot, for most of the time, but also in places very stormy with bursts of heavy rain.

Most of our local fields are now looking as if they are nearly ready for Harvest.  So as we enter August lets hope the weather provides the right conditions to enable a bumper crop.

Even though the months pass us by at a relentless speed, we still have to live with Covid as best we can.

Which means that we must still…. 

Remember ….

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

31st July

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Sunny Day in the Dale…..

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A warm sunny summers day by the River Bradford.   The river flows, below a stone clappers bridge, through the Dale of the same name which lies deep below the Derbyshire village of Youlgreave.

Sunny, shade and bubbling water a great venue for a leisurely walk.

Wherever you choose to walk this weekend…

Please Remember ….

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

30th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

#TreeSquare (10) Over the Wall

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A winter scene in Wharfedale, Yorkshire.  Despite the often inclement weather the wall is, like many others, known as a “Dry Stone Wall”.  Traditional field boundaries made from local stones, skilfully interlinked in there construction without the use of mortar or cement.  Dry Stone Walls are common in many regions across the UK.  The construction does differ from region to region, each has a distinctive style of its own. Variations there maybe but they all seem to have stood the test of time. Probably, these walls will out live the trees, trees that have most likely self-seeded,  finding sanctuary for their roots in the shelter of the wall.

Another post for the :- –The shadow of a tree – The life of B (beckybofwinchester.com) #TreeSquare

Where ever you are and what ever your plans…

Please Remember ….

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

29th July

(C) David Oakes 2021