Goodbye Gertrude….

Gertrude came and went leaving a trail of floods and destruction in her wake….we were lucky and in our small part of the UK we escaped the worst….

This morning the sun made a welcome return and our woods showed no sign of the devastation that was left in the north of the country. In fact it was quite welcoming and spring like, even one blossom tree was starting to make an effort to please.

It is only this year that the UK Meteorological Office has started to name storms and already we are on “G”….maybe its the media hype that goes with the naming or maybe it just my imagination but these named storms seem much worse than we are use to.

Not that we can do anything about it apart from taking care and getting out and about when you can…..and this morning was just grand!

End of January …who would have believed it?

30th January

(C) David Oakes 2016


7 thoughts on “Goodbye Gertrude….

  1. Funny how these storms changhe their names as they go? Here it was called ‘Tor’ after one of our ancient viking Gods. Made a record with wind speeds of 188 feet pr second. That was quite a little something . . .!

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