Weekly Photo Challenge – Trio (2)


Three Arches

Following the recent heavy rains the river is running fast and churning up the sediment…not even an early morning sun could lift the mood of what was a sombre day.

Just thought that this was a topical and another slant on Trio, this weeks Photo Challenge.  Click the link to see what other have submitted :-  https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/trio/

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2015

First Snow…but nothing Special


After the storms, temperatures dropped markedly and we had our first snow of this winter….not that it lasted, by 10am it had all but gone.

The woods were a kaleidoscope of varying colours.  Under the evergreen Yew’s you could nearly be mistaken that it was summer, just the cold light and yellow morning sun proving otherwise.  The Bracken has now been dried by the winds and is both brown and brittle soon to be flattened.  The taller trees have caught the worst of the winds and have lost their leaves but those lower down the valley still have a good head at top to their trunks. Fungi for now escapes the frost which must surely come very soon,  the lake just has a cold and un-welcoming look to it.. Finally just to prove that our autumn was late this season it is only now that the Chestnut are casting the odd leaf….

 I guess it can only get colder

21st November

(C) David Oakes 2015

A Mixed Bag…..

The Calm After the Storm…..Today we had some lovely autumnal sunshine and warm enough to be out and about in just a thin sweater.

The woodland seemed to have escaped any severe wind damage, certainly the woodland canopy was much thinner but  still enough leaf cover to add some colour…..


But there were some reminders of the torrential rains.  In the lower lying areas water has gathered creating a good impression of a rain forest….


Autumn this year has been slow to get a grip and one felt that this last weekends storms would have put an end to the colourful autumn…..but no.  Once in the open and looking down towards the Lower Derwent Valley there is still the suggestion that Autumn is only just getting underway…


Our first frosts are predicted for the end of the week so I guess we make the most of what we have.


17th November

(C) David Oakes 2015