A Passing Cloud……

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What a great sunny spring day, today has been……  from zero to 12c. 

Beware of those passing clouds.  Temperatures instantly plummet by at least 5 or 6 degrees c.  Just a reminder that winter still has a long and stinging tail and spring is slow to take control.

But whatever you have control of……

Please Remember to ….

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

12th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

  

I guess you can say that Spring is Gathering Pace

Sycamore

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The weather may not be the most spring like, but progress is being made towards Spring.  With new leaves flourishing on the Sycamore, one of our early trees to come into leaf, you could be persuaded that Spring was here.  These shiny and colourful leaves are only on the lower branches at the moment….  the lofty heights are I guess a touch colder, so those buds have yet to pop

Fresh new leaves …..  well its another step forward 🙂

Please Remember to ….

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

12th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Real signal that Spring is on the Way

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Wood Anemone….

Early morning Spring sunshine is starting to open the buds of the Wood Anemone. Even once they start to flower, they keep the buds shut until the sun catches them, then slowly unfurl their outer white leaves to reveal the delicate golden centre.  At the end of the day the close up tight again. 

Sadly they are only short lived.  But for a short while they grace the edges of our woodland paths..

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It will not be long now before the Bluebells are covering the woodland floor with a carpet of Blue.  Wood Anemone, like Bluebells, rely upon this brief spell of early spring, when the life giving sun can reach the woodland floor.  Once the Tree canopy, of new leaves, casts its dark shadow over everything, they will fade away till next Spring.

Please Remember to ….

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

6th April

(C) David Oakes 2021

Signs of Spring…along the Wye

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The River Wye tumbles over Monsal Weir, Monsal Dale, in the Derbyshire Peak District.

Signs of Spring are increasing as each day passes……  only possible snag is the advanced weather forecast,  A cold spell, followed by an even colder wave of weather, straight from the Arctic via Iceland.

Cannot do anything about that so making the most of the current ‘mini’ heatwave.

No matter if you are Hot or Cold

Please Remember to ….

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

30th March

(C) David Oakes 2021