Flippant Friday….. Black and White Weather

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High Neb, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire

It may well be May, spring is supposed to be here…. But the weather and the forward forecasts are far from being Black or White.  Like life on the edge, this years springs weather is always on the the edge…. Do we jump into spring OR back into winter.  Well, we all know that spring, ultimately, has got to win the argument, but at times it does feel as if winter has other ideas.

Please Remember ….

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

7th May

(C) David Oakes 2021

April is nearly Over…..

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The Weeping Willow weeps.    This April it is the exception as far as weeping goes.  The old rhyme “April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers” was in reality, this Spring, missing the showers.  True, we have had plenty of welcome sunshine,  we have also experienced the coldest April on record for over 40 years.  One Official Weather Presenter said that Aprils weather has been bonkers….. I think that is a technical term.

Despite or perhaps because of all that ‘weather’, April has provide a month of colour and variety.  Bulbs, wild flowers and trees have tried to react as if Spring is here….  yes, a colourful month…

Buster is just hoping that May will bring some equally good ‘walkies’

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It has been un-seasonably dry.  Nice whilst it lasted……  but I guess May,  may well make up for that.  We do needs some water. What ever the weather…

Please Remember ….

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

29th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

Just a touch of Winter

We have had dire weather warnings for days now.  Certainly it has been bitterly cold…. so cold that one person on my morning walk remarked that “it was too cold to snow”

Well late afternoon we received the long predicted fall of snow.   It will not last, the ground is far too warm now….. in fact its melting as I type.

Will we get some more…  who knows!

Please Remember to ….

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

6th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…. After the Storms

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Stoer Head Lighthouse, Assynt, West Coast of Scotland

We have certainly ‘enjoyed’ some very bad weather…..  Gales, Rains and in places Snow.  It is hoped that Monday, the storms will have passed, the weather will be calm over the UK.  Indeed it has become calm here in the Midlands, not sure it will have passed completely on the  West Coast of Scotland.

Stoer Head above is exposed to the worst of the elements…..  but after a summer storm, as on the above occasion,  calm can return quickly.

I love this remote location.  Steep cliffs, a sea view to the Outer Islands and the wild Atlantic,  behind you the mountain peaks that make up the Assynt Range…  wild even when all else is quiet.   A very favourite wild location.

Whatever the weather and wherever you are this Moody Monday….

Please Remember to ….

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

15th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday… After the Rains

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Dawn over Derwent Water after Heavy Rains, Cumbria

Skiddaw starting to appear out of the gloom after a night of heavy Lake District rains.  The level of the Lake had risen.  With the dawn, the dark clouds were starting to rise and thin.  It was indeed a Moody morning at Manesty Point.

This Moody Monday…..

Please Remember to ….

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

22nd February

(C) David Oakes 2021