Nearer to Home……. On a Sunny January Day

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Cannot believe our good fortune, after all the wet weather and grey days, we have enjoyed two days of blue skies and sunshine (OK the odd light shower thrown in just to keep us on our toes  🙂 ).  Our good fortune is also that we have some wonderful places to walk and explore right on our own doorstep.

So this morning we were drawn to the Beech woods. The winter sun is low and with the trees just skeletons, its seek out all the dark areas…..  it also starts to dry last years fallen leaves that carpet much of the woodland floor.

It is always a magical place.  Maybe the shapes of some of the Beech have something to do with that feeling, it is always special.

Despite the very damp ground there was a distinct and rather pleasant woodland aroma….. you could say it had the smell of the spring to come.

As for those very occasional light showers, they did produce the odd Rainbow..

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Rain or shine…. rainbows of hope….

Please Remember ….

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

 

3rd January

(C) David Oakes 2022

Wordless Wednesday…… December Sundown.

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The Sun goes down at the end of a December day over the River Trent, Derbyshire

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing this Wednesday……

Please Remember ….

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

29th December

(C) David Oakes 2021

Thoughtful Thursday….. Just a Winters Day

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The River Derwent, Darley Abbey, Derby

It may not be snowing…..  The Derwent is flowing fast and it is definitely a Winters Day.

As always and especially over the winter……

Please Remember ….

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

23rd December

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wishful thinking….. in the Face of the Storm

 

Burnham-Norfolk-5_983-ttOn the Norfolk Coast

The weather forecasters have predicted more sever storms, not good news for the many who are still trying to recover from the storm ravages of 2 weeks ago.

Then of course they cheer us up, stating that in the years to come we can expect both and increase in the number of storms as well as there severity.

So with those thoughts in mind I felt it time to reflect on brighter days.

Whatever your weather, take care and….

Please Remember ….

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

7th December

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday….. On the Moor

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Early December and Winter comes to Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

Will that stand of Silver Birch withstand another winter ?

The beginning of another week, where the past week has once again shown us that the weather gods and the Virus still have great power over all of us…. so…

Please Remember ….

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

6th December

(C) David Oakes 2021