Strange Day…….

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Heavy rain overnight…that is the best sort.  We were fooled this morning into thinking that we were now going to get a rather nice sunny day.  The Golf Course above, which has now re-opened, looks rather empty.  They are timing pairs of Golfers at 15 minute intervals, so getting about the course for us none golfers is still nice and easy.

_DSF9999qqq  In the woods, the sunlight it increasingly filtered out by the leaves.

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Wild Blackberries are probably going to be very bountiful this year, certainly if the abundance of blossom is any sort of measure.

But rain came back all too soon….

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We did get some breaks of sunshine, but at times it did look as if Armageddon had arrived….

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Nor does the advance weekend forecast look any better.  Different only in that we may also have some gales…  but whatever the weather….

Please Remember ….

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

5th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

It was rather wet in the Faroe’s

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Torshavn, Faroe Islands

It started to rain as we arrived  at Torshavn, got heavier and didn’t stop  all day.  Not that it spoilt the day as the  people we met and the places we did manage to visit were all very welcoming…… a very welcoming spirit to make up for the weather.

Needless to say we will have to head back on another trip….not sure in these times when that will be, but lets just say ‘sometime’…

Please Remember ….

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

5th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

An Evening Surprise !……

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Surprise, surprise…… who would have thought that after such a miserable damp, grey day, that it would end on a sunny note.

I didn’t last for long, its is grey once again…..  but it lasted long enough for an evening walk round the Lake.

Long shadows, and fluffy clouds as the sun starts to dip….  a bonus end to the day

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Whatever the weather brings tomorrow…..

Please Remember ….

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

4th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

Dull, damp and cold…… A very big swing away from summer.

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The River Derwent at Darley, Derbyshire

Only two days ago we were heading for the riverside to find some cool spots.  Today it is a case of keep moving, far to chilly and wet to stand and stare.  Again it isn’t what you would call raining.  We really could do with some proper rain, at the moment it is just a constant drizzle.  Drizzle it may be but it still makes you wet.

_DSF9941qqq So it is hardly surprising that the Park  is rather quiet.   Perhaps that is a good thing…..  since the lockdown measures had been relaxed ‘a little’, and due to the stupid actions of  some in political circles that should have known better,  the numbers of folk out and about had started to increase dramatically.  No sense of Social Distancing and no discipline. ….  it had suddenly become far from comfortable being out.  So today all was calm.

There is some summer colour appearing in one dark corner of the garden.  Even the rain and dark clouds haven’t put off the first of our Hypericum from starting to flower.

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So even on a wet day….

Please Remember ….

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

4th June

(C) David Oakes 2020