I do hope that wasn’t our Summer…..a change is in the air!

_DOI7111aallThere is a distinctly different feel to the weather and this evenings sky seems to be ushering an ominous change. Spring was late to start but once it arrived it has just been fabulously warm and sharpening our appetite for what we hope will be a great summer. Now we will have to wait and see 🙂

24th May

(C) David Oakes 2018




Sunny Saturday…..


Anyone for Golf……

Just the morning for a game of Golf…if you are that way inclined.  As for me I believe in those words of wisdom that “Golf spoils a good walk”.

Yep, I quickly headed off to the woods, woods that are alive with the signs, sounds and smells of spring.  Green is still a dominant fresh colour but as the spring season moves along the scent of the woods change.  After the sweet scent of Bluebells we now have a scent hard to describe, its musky but fresh and is the smell of the Ferns and Bracken that are now vigorously playing catch up….



Then as you tramp on through on your explorations you are hit by the scent of Pine needles and dry Beech leaves…its great to be out and about -with or without Golf Clubs 🙂


19th May

(C) David Oakes 2018

Never Satisfied….. Its HOT!


In the Shade….

After all the wet , cold and windy weather this mini spring heatwave has taken us all by surprise……OK the forecasters predicted it but who these days believes them.

Its been nice to wear summer shirts and shorts….but at times it has also be nice to find some shade.

8th May

(C) David Oakes 2018


Moody Monday…Is this an April Fool Prank?


Well here we are, the last day of April……they have always said that April is the month of showers…..well today is like most days this month, it is raining and raining heavy.  Gales are also forecast so please excuse me if I think someone is playing a belated April Fools prank upon us.

I am just hoping that the 3 days of ‘real’ Spring we revelled in the middle of the month will be replicated, but on a more regular basis during May.

I also hope that we have some colourful floral joy to come….after all what is it they say,

“April Showers will bring forth May Flowers”

30th April

(C) David Oakes 2018