Not a Bad End to the First Day of Winter

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The first day of winter didn’t disappoint.   Sunshine from dawn till dusk.  Sadly other duties prevented me from taking advantage of the weather until late afternoon.

There is the saying “Better Late than Never”…..  So being able to catch the last of the day was a bonus.  An night sky was starting to  creep over the horizon, so what the weather is going to do tomorrow is anyone guess.  Nor did we get a startling sunset….  but  after all is said and done…. still not a bad end to the day

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A  calm and tranquil end to December 1st.

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Please Remember ….

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

1st December

(C) David Oakes 2020

Not Just any Winters Day…..

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A December Sunrise…

Not just any winters morning…….. but December 1st.   In the Meteorological Calendar it is officially the First Day of Winter.   Strange as it seems in 20 days time it will be mid winter – the Winter Solstice.

Which ever way you look at it, Spring is a small step closer 🙂

Please Remember ….

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

1st December

(C) David Oakes 2020

Moody Monday……. On the Moor

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The Old Sheep Pens on Howden Moor, Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire.  Sometimes idyllic, but for much of the time rather bleak.  The numbers of sheep that graze these moors has been drastically reduced in recent years.  It  took sometime for the penny to drop that these moors were being over grazed.  Now a tree planting scheme is underway on these moorland slopes.

Please Remember ….

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

30th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

Silent Sunday…… Off to Church

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Aalborg, Denmark…. and Budolfi Cathedral.

The snow white facade and it domed topped tower is one of the most distinctive, and in many ways dramatic, Cathedrals I have visited.   Very unique.

Built in the highest point of the Old Town in Aalborg, its distinctive outline also features on the Cities Crested Emblem.

As to its name.  Budolfi is named after the English Benedictine Monk, Saint Bodolfus, said to be to protector of travellers, very appropriate for this old and important harbour,  a prosperous centre of Jutland’s trading history.

Please Remember ….

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

29th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

 

Another Month is Nearly Over

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Tarn Hows, The Lake District, Cumbria

November is nearly over.  As it fades into the history of 2020, autumns decline into winter also reaches its conclusion.  Tarn Hows in late autumn always boost’s my spirits, either in reality or virtually by way of memories.

It has been a strange year for everyone, for some with traumatic repercussions. And we still have a month to go.

They tell us hope is on the horizon…… maybe so.

Till then…..

Please Remember ….

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

28th November

(C) David Oakes 2020