A Sunny Day in the Dale…..

Lea Rhododendron Gardens

A warm sunny summers day by the River Bradford.   The river flows, below a stone clappers bridge, through the Dale of the same name which lies deep below the Derbyshire village of Youlgreave.

Sunny, shade and bubbling water a great venue for a leisurely walk.

Wherever you choose to walk this weekend…

Please Remember ….

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

30th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wordless Wednesday….. Another Favourite Place

Clock-Warehouse

Location:-   The Clock Warehouse on the Trent and Mersey Canal, Shardlow, Derbyshire

Where ever you are today, at your favourite spot or just busy at work…

Please Remember ….

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

28th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…… but who cares

Moody Ledaig

It might have been a moody day at Ledaig. But with views over the sound of Mull whilst pottering along the tideline of the Scottish beach, it can be just perfect… and the perfect cure for a Moody Monday.

Where ever you are today and whatever you  doing…

Please Remember ….

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

26th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Its been rather hot….. but Cool by the River

Brathay

The sound of flowing water over a stony river bed is always both cooling and soothing. Such an ideal spot to site and ponder is here on the River Brathay, just below Nanny Brow at Clappersgate.   Not far away is the famous Lake District town of Ambleside, sure to be busy, which makes this  quiet river bank so appealing.

Where ever you are today…

Please Remember ….

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

24th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

Summer Holidays for some…

DEVON

Seaside Holiday Gifts

Today is the last day of the School Term for most Children, in fact some have already started their summer break.  It has been a very odd year for youngsters of all ages.  School closures, remote learning, Covid isolation when someone in their bubble becomes ill and socialising restricted….. not to mention Exam turmoil for the old age groups.

Maybe the Summer Holidays will bring just a little bit of normality back to all our lives.  Maybe not a fresh start but you have to make a start somewhere.

Many of those who are able will head to the seaside, and who can blame them.

Personal restrictions have been eased… but caution is still the key to normality

Please Remember ….

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

23rd July

(C) David Oakes 2021