Winter is very much on the way…………

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I rather fear that the late arrival of autumn indicates an early arrival of winter.  There are still some autumnal hotspots but bare tree skeletons are now becoming more dominant…

Even the River looks more like winter… cold and uninviting…

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What has been a strange seasonal year, working to its own unpredictable time table gets a little closer to its end.

Being honest, I have to admit that IF we had enjoyed just a little sunshine today it maybe wouldn’t look quite so much like winter.

At least it keeps us on our toes, but whatever the season…..

Please Remember ….

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

15th November

(C) David Oakes 2021

Autumn Recollection…..

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A memorable afternoon in early autumn last year at the magical Biddulph Grange Gardens in Staffordshire…

We were reflecting on places we have missed off our ‘days out’ schedule this year… so I thought a virtual visit was the next best option.

Whatever you are dreaming and wherever you are heading…..

Please Remember ….

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

13th November

(C) David Oakes 2021

On the Trail of Autumn Gold……

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A rather grand autumnal day yesterday.  The sun came out the clouds cleared and the early mist soon lifted.  The perfect day to head out to the woods to see if those golden autumn colours have arrived.  They have been elusive so far this season. Shipley Woods was the destination, chosen as they are just a little further north to us and also on higher ground.

The tree’s are still full of green leaves, long dark shadows over the woodland floor.  But there are some autumnal colours… but also some trees that have been striped bare in the recent winds.  We do need a frost to make the big change occur. Gold or not it was still a great day to explore the woods.

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Halloween is long gone…… but one Pumpkin in retirement is enjoying both the sun and the view..

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His view was rather fitting…. a skeleton 🙂

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Autumn will arrive in its own good time… till then…

Please Remember ….

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

5th November

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wordless Wednesday…… A favourite Autumn Place

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Location:– Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire

Memories of a colour packed autumn

Please Remember ….

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

3rd November

(C) David Oakes 2021

Silent Sunday…. Where has the Path Gone?

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The Upper Derwent Valley, Derbyshire

(The clue is the Bridge hand rail)

This image is from October 2017 – Autumn has yet to arrive this year.

Enjoy your Sunday wherever and whatever you are planning….

Please Remember ….

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

24th October

(C) David Oakes 2021