Spring moves along…..


In the woodland glade, the last of the Daffodils are putting on a bold show.  The yellows are now fading ……  soon to be overtaken by the Bluebells.  Spring is well underway and entering it’s next stage of change.

Please Remember ….

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

25th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

Someone said…It is International Tulip Day


Sadly I cannot celebrate with our Tulips… they have all now gone home till next year.  

But being just a little sneaky, a long lens over the garden wall….. and presto, Tulips courtesy of our neighbours (but schuss, don’t tell anyone)  🙂

What you can tell people is….

Please Remember ….

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

23rd April

(C) David Oakes 2021


Winter Slowly Slides Away…..


I am enjoying the last of the Snowdrops.  Snowdrops have always bridged that gap where Winter slides very slowly, and at times hesitantly into Spring.  In gardens, and in the woodlands, Snowdrops are the indicator that spring is just around the corner, it maybe slow coming… but it will arrive.  Though I guess winter weather will still have the occasional harsh sting in its tail.


As individual flowers they show a resilience to resist the frosts, snows and rains, yet they show such grace with their sweeping, drooping white bell like flower on such a tender stem.  They hardly look tough enough, to fragile to survive, yet they do.

It is the mass woodland displays that so dramatically make the statement that Spring is on the way.  Those white carpets, giving light to woodland areas, areas that will soon be cast into darkness as the tree canopy comes into leaf.


Those woodland settings are for me the place to enjoy the splendour of such simple flowers.

They are soon to leave us again, reminding us that Spring really is on the way.

Till then, be resilient and……

Please Remember to ….

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

5th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

Spring might just have arrived…..


Tomorrow is the start of the Meteorological Spring.      I think our Crocus and Dwarf Iris are ahead of the game.

Today is also the last day of February…..another month gone.  Not sure just where it vanished too !

No matter when and what….. please..

Remember to ….

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

28th February

(C) David Oakes 2021