Morning, Allestree Lake
Wednesday morning was full of cheer…the sun shone and the sky was a watery blue. Temperatures had dropped overnight and there was a breeze rippling the water.
The weather forecast had been full of doom and gloom so this was a surprise and bonus start. Best make the most of it as “Storm Doris” was heading our way. So with fleece zipped up we headed off to make the most of the morning.
The low sun cast long shadows but it was weak in strength and colours muted. Snowdrops caught the best of the cold morning light defiant against the increasing breeze…..amongst them the wild Daffodils shoots were starting to show themselves.
Yep, the forecasters were very diligently painting a fearful picture of what was to come later in the day a weather shift that would take us into a stormy Thursday. It was mid afternoon before you noticed a change in the mood, wind increasing and skies having a dark edge creeping up from the horizon.
By late afternoon the sky now moody was even darker
So at the end of the day we would close the windows, draw the curtains, turn up the heating a notch or two and wait and see if Storm Doris would be as grim as predicted.
(C) David Oakes 2017