A Real signal that Spring is on the Way

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Wood Anemone….

Early morning Spring sunshine is starting to open the buds of the Wood Anemone. Even once they start to flower, they keep the buds shut until the sun catches them, then slowly unfurl their outer white leaves to reveal the delicate golden centre.  At the end of the day the close up tight again. 

Sadly they are only short lived.  But for a short while they grace the edges of our woodland paths..

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It will not be long now before the Bluebells are covering the woodland floor with a carpet of Blue.  Wood Anemone, like Bluebells, rely upon this brief spell of early spring, when the life giving sun can reach the woodland floor.  Once the Tree canopy, of new leaves, casts its dark shadow over everything, they will fade away till next Spring.

Please Remember to ….

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

6th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

The Oak in Silhouette..

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Waking to a grey sky I did think that it was a case of here we go again.  But then the sun came out and made a rather perfect early Spring day…….  and as those clouds drifted away the skeleton of the old Furlong Oak struct a striking  profile.

Please Remember to ….

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

24th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

 

Mix and Match Weather…. The Ups and Downs of the Weather

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Evening Calm on the Lake

Strange weather flow at the moment…….  The mornings are dull and grey, sometimes a little rain.  But get past noon and the sun appears, the clouds clear and blue sky is there to end the afternoon. Thick coat in the morning – shirts sleeves by the afternoon. I wonder what the weather gods will bring tomorrow.

Please Remember to ….

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

18th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

It can be confusing……

Beech Woods

Sunshine in the Beech Woods…… and it can be confusing.  It is at this time, when the seasons really do have to make up their minds.

Our Beech woodlands do send out a mixed visual message.

Autumn colours have come through the Winter, and now need to make way for new Spring growth.

Please Remember to ….

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

9th March

(C) David Oakes 2021