The End of another Perfect Day….

 

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Allestree Lake – Sundown

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23rd May

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

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Gone to Seed…..

Lakes

Gone to Seed…..

The grasses in the flower meadow are now so tall that they have long since drowned the flowers and herbs.  Now the seed heads are drooping, heavy with new seeds…..so I guess the man with the harvester will be along soon to make some rich herb filled Hay for winter stock feed.

6th July

(C) David Oakes 2017

 

The Weather is to change….

CORNWALL

 The Harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall

Our mini heatwave is coming to an end or so we are told.  So for a few days we are in for a wet spell, likely to be very heavy rains.

It is hoped that by the beginning of next week summer will return and with it lots of sunshine….. just like that over Mevagissey above. Memories 🙂

26th June

(C) David Oakes 2017

Light and Shade……

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Meadow Flowers and….

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and Woodland Shade

The mid-summer sun has brought out the meadow flowers, lots of nectar for the Bees and insects….. but that same sunshine has sent me to the woods to enjoy a shady walk, shade much appreciated by Buster.

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It is the time of year when the Bracken is perhaps at its best, as yet not to high but its bright green fronds spreading like a carpet…and yep there are some rabbits taking shelter under there. They are safe , Buster is far too hot to give chase.

Water adds another cooling element to the days walk.  Today along the overgrown towpath of the Cromford Canal…

Then its back to the open meadows and that summer smell of rich hay in the making…

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25th June

(C) David Oakes 2017