So far its been a good summer….

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August, and so far the summer has been rather good, with luck there will be many more summer days ahead, to enjoy the garden and to relax.

Yep, not a bad summer….so far 🙂

P is for Poppy

Where ever you are I hope your summer has been kind, but…

Please Remember ….

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

3rd August

(C) David Oakes 2021

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

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 (8) Still more summer to come

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There is still some way to go before autumn and its colours arrive.  So far this summer it has been hot, very hot and also dry.  That combination is tough for trees, their leaves suffering drought and harsh rays of the sun. It can also mean an early start to autumn.  I love autumn…. but not just yet please.

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

Where ever you are…

Please Remember ….

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

25th July

(C) David Oakes 2021