Wordless Wednesday….. Another Favourite Place

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Location:- Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

We are lucky in Derbyshire, that many of our ancestors chose to build their grand homes within the county. Indeed we are spoilt for choice….. But Hardwick, is I reckon, my favourite.

Please Remember ….

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

23rd June

(C) David Oakes 2021

After the rain…….

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Over Owler Tor, above Hathersage Moor, Derbyshire

After the rain, mist rises in the warming sun from the expanse of Hathersage Moor.  Soon the horizon will clear to give apparent endless views over Derbyshire Dark Peak moorlands

Whatever your horizon…..

Please Remember ….

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

22nd June

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…… well maybe not

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Mid Summer, Isle of Skye, North West Scotland

Just before midnight yesterday, we crossed the Summer Solstice… so you might say that today is the first day of the rest of this year.

Yesterday, in anticipation of the Solstice, I posted an mid summers eve picture, shot 2 years ago.  So as we can still celebrate the Solstice, todays image is one shot on mid summers eve some 6 years earlier.  

The loan fisherman and I had stood silent, just watching the sun vanish beyond the horizon, waiting for midnight.  Despite the midges it was a magical moment.  I suspect that the afterglow remained to be subsumed by the dawn that would soon follow.  After all Scotland may not be the land of the midnight sun…..  but certainly the next best thing.  Not that I waited for the dawn…. sleep beckoned.

Please Remember ….

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

21st June

(C) David Oakes 2021

 

Silent Sunday….. Mid Summer

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Summer Solstice

Mid summer….  the official time scale for the UK is, today the 20th June at 11.32pm.

Hard to think at times, that half the year has already vanished….. and just think, its now all down hill to Christmas.

Always found it strange that summer, has in reality only just begun, and officially its Mid summer with the best of summer yet to come.

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Please Remember ….

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

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2021