The Miners Track…..

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Borrowdale Valley at Grange, Cumbria

The tranquil Borrowdale Valley…. or at least it is tranquil now.  But many a miner has trudged this track.  His daily journey to and from the Graphite and Slate Mines at the head of the valley.  No doubt many a fully laden wagon, pulled by a weary horse, will also have plodded the trail.  Today it is the province of hikers and tourists…. they at least can pause to gaze and enjoy the surroundings

I imagine many of us have paused and pondered on our own surrounds in these strange times.

As you ponder……

Please Remember ….

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

16th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Passing Cloud……

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What a great sunny spring day, today has been……  from zero to 12c. 

Beware of those passing clouds.  Temperatures instantly plummet by at least 5 or 6 degrees c.  Just a reminder that winter still has a long and stinging tail and spring is slow to take control.

But whatever you have control of……

Please Remember to ….

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

12th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

  

Just a touch of Winter

We have had dire weather warnings for days now.  Certainly it has been bitterly cold…. so cold that one person on my morning walk remarked that “it was too cold to snow”

Well late afternoon we received the long predicted fall of snow.   It will not last, the ground is far too warm now….. in fact its melting as I type.

Will we get some more…  who knows!

Please Remember to ….

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

6th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

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

Wordless Wednesday…… Another Favourite Place

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Location:-  Neist Point Lighthouse, Neist Point, North West Coast of the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Lighthouses were erected to keep Mariners safe.  For everyone’s well being…

Please Remember to ….

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

31st March

(C) David Oakes 2021