encouraging……..

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Edale, Heading for Kinder Scout, Derbyshire

Several days of promising sunny weather this week, very much standing out from the recent run of grey days.  Sunny enough to make us think that it is time to venture further afield once again.  Only problem will be……..  where of the great many places available should we head to ?

I guess that is a nice problem to conjure with.

Near or Far…….

Please Remember ….

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

29th January

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

A Memory….. of Snow.

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10pm on the 24th January 2021. This was the first snow of the year. 24 hours later it was all but gone.

This memory came up on my Facebook reminder. It brought to mind just how ‘rare’ snow falls are now in our part of the UK have become. We moved into this house on the 21st January 1979, the snow that day was very much deeper. It had started to snow the previous 1st December, froze and was regularly topped up just about daily till mid March. The Team from the Removal Company had previously struggled up a snow covered Motorway for over 125 miles, then manfully cleared parts of the Drive and carried everything into our new house very carefully….. they deserved and got a big Tip.

43 years on and we have not seen snow like it since. Each year the snow events have been for fewer days and not as deep, then soon melts away. Even frosts are fewer.

I guess in its own little way it is another marker that the climate has and is changing.

I also find it a strange British phenonium that we have a love affair with snow. We anticipate it with love, a thing of beauty….. fun for the first day (maybe two)…. then we cannot wait for it to go.

Whatever the weather, wherever you are……

Please Remember ….

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

24th January

(C) David Oakes 2022

A Bit Wet in the Woods….

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Dark and wet in the Oak woods this morning….. and a brisk wind bring leaves from the trees.

I do hope we are not going to move straight to winter, missing out autumn on the way.  At the moment the forward forecast is looking pretty grim.

The weather may be grim but we must still remember to…..

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

19th October

(C) David Oakes 2021

CBWC… Weather

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge this week is Weather.

Weather for me is something that is in perpetual change, at times swinging from one extreme to the other in the blink of an eye. Always keeps you on your toes as to what comes next. I also know that I am getting older… so really do feel that our weather swings are more frequent and more extreme.

Now here are a few weather swings…. Good to Bad and various moods along the way

The only sure thing about the weather ….. is that we get what we get given

Just a few suggestions for this weeks Weather Challenge.

Join in here:- https://ceenphotography.com/2021/09/09/cbwc-weather/

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Whatever your weather…..  Please Remember

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

10th September

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday….. Over the Sea To Skye

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Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Neist Point on the rugged north west coast of Skye. A vulnerable and exposed location, open to all the vagaries of the weather.  There is a saying in Scotland that, if you are not happy with the weather – wait 10 minutes and you will be in another season.

Standing on this headland I have experienced that saying first hand.  Often you can stand and watch the weather roll in from across the Atlantic enveloping us, sometimes it just seems to divert and head towards the north or south. On other occasions a complete change occurs as if in a blink of an eye…..  one thing for sure, it is a place that is always one of change.

Unpredictable the weather may be….  but please always remember to..

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

23rd August

(C) David Oakes 2021