Flippant Friday….. Black and White Weather

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High Neb, Stanage Edge, Derbyshire

It may well be May, spring is supposed to be here…. But the weather and the forward forecasts are far from being Black or White.  Like life on the edge, this years springs weather is always on the the edge…. Do we jump into spring OR back into winter.  Well, we all know that spring, ultimately, has got to win the argument, but at times it does feel as if winter has other ideas.

Please Remember ….

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

7th May

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Bright Start…. but the River is still running High and Fast

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A sweeping bend in the River Derwent.  The sun from yesterday afternoon returned this morning.  It also brought a wind that was rising.  The Derwent is still running high and fast after all the rains of January and February.

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Debris washed down river building up when ever it gets a chance to snag itself to the bank.

Even though the River is rather wild, further down stream a bankside Angler manages to find himself a calm eddy in which to fish….  though I suspect its just an excuse to sit and watch and enjoy the mornings sun.

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Not sure this sunny spell of weather will last…. winds from the South West usually bring rains, and  this wind is gaining strength, so I reckon we will soon be topping up the Derwent once again.

No matter what the weather delivers…. Remember

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

23rd February

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Welcome Change….in the Weather

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It was definitely a day of two halves.  The morning was damp and dark.  Then in the afternoon the sun broke through.  The grey clouds parted to reveal the blue sky that has been hiding from us for days now….. Yep, it is still up there!

It was also warm enough to take a moment or two and bask in the suns warmth, the Furlong Oak as always a favourite place to pause…

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The woodlands still retain a hint of the autumn as a reminder that spring has yet to make its mark.

As the sun went to bed, the Lake became calm and mirror like, perhaps thats a good weather sign…. who knows

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Just a hint of a warm glow in the sky as the sun vanished below the horizon

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Not a bad end to the day….. a day where the daylight hours have certainly started to extend.  Won’t be long before we have the clock change to summer time.  We do though still need to enjoy some signs of Spring..

 

Please Remember to ….

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

22nd February

(C) David Oakes 2021

Schhhh….. Don’t tell anyone, but Spring is on the way

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The weather has been pretty atrocious the past few days.  Grey and wet, yet every so often we get a flash of sunshine. Sunshine that warms the soul but also finds dark corners of the garden….  and there we have some signs that Spring is on the way.

Maybe one day everything will get back to some kind of normal, maybe not normal as we knew it…..   but better than lockdown and the other difficulties we all have to experience. 

So with Spring on the horizon please remember to

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

19th February

(C) David Oakes 2021

It Will Soon Be Spring…. Promise

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Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

The weather has turned much more seasonally cold…. well it beats the rains of recent weeks.

But the good news must be that Spring can not be that far away.

Whatever weather you are enjoying…..

Please Remember ….

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

28th December

(C) David Oakes 2020