Dawn….could it be Spring ?
Dawn arrived bright and sunny with long shadows and a sharp breeze. But there was a glow of promise in the new morning. Bold clusters of Crocus were now a bold fringe to the edge of the woods adding to the days colourful start…
Daffodils graced the river bank giving a colourful frame to solid frame of Darley Mills (part of the Derwent valley World Heritage Site)…
Both the Weeping Willow and Blackthorn also made their own spring statements to the riverside ….
All of this is in contrast to the more shady areas around our lake, where despite the best efforts of this mornings sun it still has a hint of winter…maybe even autumnal shades.
A morning of bright contrasts….but I do now have that feeling that we are going to miss out on winter weather and move straight on into spring.
(C) David Oakes 2017