A Highland Spring….

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Uath Lochan, Inshriach Forest, Glen Feshie, Cairngorms, Scotland

New Spring growth arrives at this remote Highland lochan.

Wherever you are….

Please Remember ….

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

17th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

 

A Spring Timepiece……

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Hawthorn Beck, Borrowdale, Cumbria

The progress of Spring can be ‘ticked off’ by a succession of seasonal markers.  Snowdrops, Daffodils, Tulips, Bluebells, a stream of differing Blossoms….. then we know that Spring is near its climax when Blossom starts to drape the Hawthorn bushes.

Some years springs progress is slow and measured, others it comes as a rush.

Whatever the Spring you are enjoying…..

Please Remember ….

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

10th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

 

Spring Green……. Magic

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Just like magic…yesterday this Horse Chestnut Tree was just sporting some rather plump buds…. this morning it is full of leaf, all in their brand-new spring colour splendour.

It may well be a tree that I pass most days, for the most part  I take  it for granted.  Then, on mornings like this it shouts ‘look at me’ aren’t I am rather special.

More signs of springs progress are appearing.  Marsh Marigolds, Forget me Not, Bluebells and Dandelion’s.  Magnolia and Daffodils are passing their best but still add to that spring ambience

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The last day of the Easter Holiday break and the sun has shone everyday.  Temperatures have been unseasonably high….. today was a little different.  Whilst the sun still shone, the thermometer had dropped, over the Lake it looked rather cold.

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The Ice Cream Van had been doing a roaring trade, mini queues. for their 99’s.

Today very few takers.

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Holiday over and for many its back to work….  but at work or an extended break, as always

Please Remember ….

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

18th April

(C) David Oakes 2022

A Sunny Easter Sunday…….

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If we had doubts that Spring is on the way, this sunny Easter Sunday tells us that we need have no fears.

In the Woods, the Celandines and Wood Anemones are thriving…  even some Bluebells

 

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At home the next flush of Spring Bulbs are adding more colour…

An enjoyable warm day just to relax……  made a change

 

Please Remember ….

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

17th April

(C) David Oakes 2022

Spring makes rapid progress…..

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Early morning and the light catches the new growth that has suddenly appeared on this loan tree on the edge of the woods.

The woodland trees are still bare. Daffodils now carpet the floor.  Just over 3 weeks ago it was Snowdrops that provided a white carpet.  I guess in about 3 more weeks todays yellow will be replaced by the rich colour of Bluebells.

Apart from the floral seasonal indicator, the woods were full of spring call of woodland birds..  it has to be spring!

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Nor will it be long before the tall Beech Trees cast their dark shadows across the woods….. the Bluebells have to rush to flower before they loose the light

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Whatever your season, no matter the weather or where you are….

Please Remember ….

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

26th March

(C) David Oakes 2022