Moody Monday….. Somewhere in Iceland

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A moody morning somewhere in Eyjafjordur, Iceland.  An un-promising start but in fact the mood lifted producing a wonderful Icelandic day.  That’s the weather for you…. full of surprises.

Whatever your mood this Monday….

Please Remember to ….

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

29th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…… Changeable

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The shore line of  the West Voe of Sumburgh, looking towards Sumburgh Head.  Shetland Isles

This last Saturday, we  crossed the equinox from winter to spring…  a time of change.   The above image was taken on the Autumn Equinox back in 2019, again a time of change. It was also a time when one could travel so freely, no clues as to what what would be in store for all of us…. we only had the weather to worry about.

On this particular day we certainly were enjoying weather, that was as they say, changeable.

Looking out on the above scene, across the West Voe, to Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, there had just been a heavy downpour of rain. It wasn’t long before the sun came out again, the temperature climbed again…..  but 10 minutes later we enjoyed a snow storm.  Then it was a case of repeat, until the day made up its mind, and then we enjoyed a fabulous sunny day that only the Shetlands can deliver.

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Bressay Lighthouse, Lerwick, Shetlands

But as we left the Shetlands that evening, the signs of the inevitable weather change could be seen.

Just a reminder that Change is always with us.

Wherever you are and whatever the weather…..

Please Remember to ….

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

22nd March

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…. After the Storms

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Stoer Head Lighthouse, Assynt, West Coast of Scotland

We have certainly ‘enjoyed’ some very bad weather…..  Gales, Rains and in places Snow.  It is hoped that Monday, the storms will have passed, the weather will be calm over the UK.  Indeed it has become calm here in the Midlands, not sure it will have passed completely on the  West Coast of Scotland.

Stoer Head above is exposed to the worst of the elements…..  but after a summer storm, as on the above occasion,  calm can return quickly.

I love this remote location.  Steep cliffs, a sea view to the Outer Islands and the wild Atlantic,  behind you the mountain peaks that make up the Assynt Range…  wild even when all else is quiet.   A very favourite wild location.

Whatever the weather and wherever you are this Moody Monday….

Please Remember to ….

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

15th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…… A Watery Waternish

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A watery sky over Loch Bay, Waternish, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

No matter your mood this Monday…

Please Remember to ….

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

8th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday… After the Rains

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Dawn over Derwent Water after Heavy Rains, Cumbria

Skiddaw starting to appear out of the gloom after a night of heavy Lake District rains.  The level of the Lake had risen.  With the dawn, the dark clouds were starting to rise and thin.  It was indeed a Moody morning at Manesty Point.

This Moody Monday…..

Please Remember to ….

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

22nd February

(C) David Oakes 2021