One of Those Days….

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Midday and Mist over Allestree Lake

Last week we were blessed with sunshine and record high temperatures…. 18c. What a change.

For the third consecutive day we have fog that lifts just a little to be able to call it a mist.  The trees drip with water and grey is the colour, as for temperatures…..  well at midday it had risen to all of 5c

The mist clings to everything, even the waterfowl have decided it is best to go into hiding…

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One of those days when, if you didn’t have to head outdoors, a book, an occasional coffee and a comfy chair would be a much better bet.  But out we head and try to make the most of a Lakeside walk.

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That mist is coming down again, so best head for home and that comfy chair……  I’ll have a Cappuccino please 🙂

Indoors or out……

Please Remember to ….

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

3rd March

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Bright Start…. but the River is still running High and Fast

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A sweeping bend in the River Derwent.  The sun from yesterday afternoon returned this morning.  It also brought a wind that was rising.  The Derwent is still running high and fast after all the rains of January and February.

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Debris washed down river building up when ever it gets a chance to snag itself to the bank.

Even though the River is rather wild, further down stream a bankside Angler manages to find himself a calm eddy in which to fish….  though I suspect its just an excuse to sit and watch and enjoy the mornings sun.

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Not sure this sunny spell of weather will last…. winds from the South West usually bring rains, and  this wind is gaining strength, so I reckon we will soon be topping up the Derwent once again.

No matter what the weather delivers…. Remember

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

23rd February

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Welcome Change….in the Weather

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It was definitely a day of two halves.  The morning was damp and dark.  Then in the afternoon the sun broke through.  The grey clouds parted to reveal the blue sky that has been hiding from us for days now….. Yep, it is still up there!

It was also warm enough to take a moment or two and bask in the suns warmth, the Furlong Oak as always a favourite place to pause…

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The woodlands still retain a hint of the autumn as a reminder that spring has yet to make its mark.

As the sun went to bed, the Lake became calm and mirror like, perhaps thats a good weather sign…. who knows

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Just a hint of a warm glow in the sky as the sun vanished below the horizon

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Not a bad end to the day….. a day where the daylight hours have certainly started to extend.  Won’t be long before we have the clock change to summer time.  We do though still need to enjoy some signs of Spring..

 

Please Remember to ….

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

22nd February

(C) David Oakes 2021

Not always grey and doure…..

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A December Morning, Allestree, Derbyshire

Not the most obvious of subjects…..  after days of grey skies, near constant rain, I was rather taken by surprise by a sudden break in the clouds and a burst of sunshine.  Even the Churchyard lightened its usual doure mood.

The sunshine was short lived…. just long enough to brighten up some other interesting corners of our village.

Please Remember ….

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

5th December

(C) David Oakes 2020

Moody Monday……. On the Moor

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Stanton Moor as winter approaches….some weeks before the worst of winters weather arrives , but every so often the weather gods remind us that it is on the way, like it or not.

Please Remember ….

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

9th November

(C) David Oakes 2020