The Perpetual Love of Snowdrops….


The love of Snowdrops is not something new as this Victorian Greetings Card illustrates.  Published circa 1875.  

Hiding in a dark corner of our garden is a 2021 clump of Snowdrops… 

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Just love them. Not just because they are sign that Spring is nearly here, but as wonderful little gems of nature that struggle through to bring that good news.

Don’t forget……

Please Remember to ….

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

16th February

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…….. A Little Sparkle


Not just any Snowdrops, but at long last we have our first flowers in our garden.  But above all, in these dark days of winter, in equally as dark times…. they are a sign that Spring is on the way and maybe some brighter times for all of us.

Till those days return…….

Please Remember ….

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

8th February

(C) David Oakes 2021

Winter Woodland…

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Even on a cold January morning… if you just add a touch of sunshine, the woodlands can still look majestic.  Maybe a little stark and lonely but maybe that just adds some mystery to the magic.

Please Remember ….

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

23rd January

(C) David Oakes 2021

Blink and it was gone!……


The Snow decided to pay us a visit this morning.  No sooner had it arrived than it vanished.  It did leave a few traces to prove a point.  The forecasters reckon we will get some more snow later in the week.

Golfers seem to play whatever the weather, so I guess today is no worse than any other…


It was though rather cold down by the Lake.  The weather seems to have brought in a large flock of Gulls.  Obviously hungry,  for as soon as anyone stands on the lakeside, they are down demanding a meal.

_DSF1545qqq The legacy of the snow was a day of sunshine……   I also know, that not that many miles away the snows have been a good deal thicker.

Whatever your weather….

Please Remember ….

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

29th December

(C) David Oakes 2020