What do you mean SMILE !

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What do you mean smile…. I have my beak full and a family to feed.

Right now, we have two Robins frantically working hard to feed a new brood.  This is the second nest this spring, so one would wonder where they get their energy from.

But this little fellow obliged and paused before he headed off for more supplies…

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I just hope they don’t try for a third brood…..  it is tiering enough just watching.

Sunday tomorrow, a day of rest they say…. but not I think for Robins.

No matter if you are at rest, play or busy on house or garden maintenance, as always…

Please Remember ….

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

21st May

(C) David Oakes 2022

Wordless Wednesday….. Another Favourite Place

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Location: – Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Visiting your favourite place or just recalling a memories……

Please Remember ….

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

18th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

Rhododendron Time….

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Mid May, and when you get a day as good as today, then it’s the right time to visit Lea Rhododendron Gardens here in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire.

Each year we try to plan a visit to this hillside garden. This year I think we got the weather and timing just right.  Maybe the dry and warmish spring has helped, but I am sure this season is the best show we have seen. As you walk through the gate the strength of colour zooms out at you.  So, it’s off to explore the many narrow tracks beneath the blooms.  Put your walking shoes on and join us on a tour..

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A visit that says that Spring is ebbing away and summer is not that far off.

Enjoy your weekend…. and as always….

Please Remember ….

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

14th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

 

Spring….. Enjoy the moment

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Take Time

The tranquil River Wye, Derbyshire

Take time to enjoy these moments of Spring… a time when the slow morph into early summer begins. 

Spring sunshine, new growth as the temperatures gradually increases. 

Enjoy the spring moments that come your way….. but as always….

Please Remember ….

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

12th May

(C) David Oakes 2022