Mixed Weather…but an overall decline

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More grey skies, some more rain and just a little sunshine.   That sunshine tries hard to reach into the woods but failed, thankfully the golden leaves added  a warmer glow.

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As the end of October approaches, I suppose we cannot complain too much. But as those leaves are now falling at a greater pace, one does feel rather sad that autumn is nearly over.  It would be nice to finish the month on a sunny note, I fear that the forward forecast tells another story..we wait to see

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Please Remember ….

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

28th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday……. Another Favourite Place

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Location:-   White Edge Moor, the Dark Peak, Derbyshire. 

In summer its great,  in winter its is fantastic….. and the seasons in between aren’t bad either.  High, wide and peaceful. 🙂

Please Remember ….

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

28th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Surprise, surprise….

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If I said it had been raining heavily today, I might well be accused of under stating the weather situation.  So heavy the I agreed with Buster that walkies could wait.  By 3.30pm, and as Buster doesn’t like going out in the dark, we thought we best make the most of a bad day and  head out for a good leg stretch. 

The rain has eased, but then as we reached the riverside walk, the evening sun broke through the thick clouds.  It was only a brief appearance …but what a difference it made… autumn was back.

A word of warning.  The River Derwent was running high and wide and at a pace.  Someway to go before it reaches the top of its banks.  But it was this time last year,  a succession of floods started that last to the spring.  But in the last of the sunshine the river had a tranquil look that belied the force of its waters….

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I guess we were lucky… a great finish to the day and we also got home dry.

Please Remember ….

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

27th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

With an EXTRA Hour today….it was no time to hide indoors, not when the sunshines

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So we gained an hour last night as the clocks stood still.  The big surprise this morning, was that the sun was shining and we enjoyed lovely blue skies…. not what was forecast, after yesterday’s monsoons it was an even bigger surprise.  It was so bright that even Buster was anxious not to waste a moment… that stare whilst we enjoyed our breakfast did work its magic, so off we went

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The season are moving along and that sun, although bright, is now a good deal lower, long shadows and bright highlights…… all add to the autumnal feeling in our woods, after yesterday’s rains this morning’s warmth has brought out those familiar woodland aromas.

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Now what will the weather gods deliver for us tomorrow?   We wait to see… whilst Buster now content, dreams about the next walkies

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Please Remember ….

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

25th October

(C) David Oakes 2020

Rather Wet…but some Autumn Colour

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Saturday the 24th October…..  also the first really wet and windy winter style weather.  Also the last day of what we call British Summer Time.  Tonight, time stand still, as we fall back an hour.  

The weather was so miserable that I took pity on the camera and left it cosy and dry at home whilst Buster and I ventured out.  Dark grey as the day was there we some bright autumnal beacons which I thought worthy of a shot. So I had to press my phone into service….considering how dark the morning was I was rather pleased with the phones interpretation of the morning.

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So whilst you stay dry and warm, don’t forget…..

Please Remember ….

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

24th October

(C) David Oakes 2020