The Morning After…..


Big Wood, Allestree at Dawn

The morning after the winter solstice has started well, the low sun with a subdued warmth reaching the darker parts of the woods.

They day started with clear blue skies and the sun just touching the tops of the trees….then lifting just high enough to start thawing what had been a very light frost,  even in places giving a spring like look to the morning..


then bursting forth to welcome the first day on the climb back to summer


Now remember that country saying about Red Sky in the morning Shepherds warning …well maybe it is dead right. Once I got home I heard the weather forecast and this could well be the calm before the storm…….Storm Barbara is on its way from across the Atlantic.

22nd December

(C) David Oakes 2016