Changeable ……

Anstruther,--Firth-of-Forth

The Harbour Light, Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

With the weather being so changeable over the past two days and indications are that it will be like that for the rest of the week, I thought this might be a suitable image.

Taken about 4 years ago in very similar weather conditions.  You could see the different waves of weather approaching across the Firth of Forth…. and the speed of change was quite something to see. Sunny, then cloudy, sunny, then rain and once again back to sun.

Oh! the joys of a normal British summer!

14th August

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

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So Debby Passed us Bye…..

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Not a bad weekend after all…Forecaster were full of a mixture of doom and excitement that rain was on the way.  So much bad weather that they named it Storm Debby.  Not sure that Debby reaped havoc anywhere but we did get some rain.

Saturday was just great, sunny, blue skies and a little cooler, but just as nice both in the garden and the woods…

 Fungi are starting to make there autumnal appearance.  Bracket Fungi is perhaps to be expected on this ancient Oak, still standing upright and strong despite insects and fungi attacking its trunk…for a tree over 1000 years old that aint bad!

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Sunday arrived and so did the rain, but to be frank it was more an irritant than a nuisance.  Still no doubt the plants would be grateful for the splash they were able to capture…

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The heatwave may be over but the patio and drive are still holding some of that heat, the rain just evaporated as soon as it fell.

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Being realistic we do need some meaningful rain….forecasters say we have a wet week ahead…we will see

13th August

(C) David Oakes 2018

Saturday Quandary……

Deeside-Braemar

The River Dee at Braemar, Scotland.

We have had some rain…not a lot!  But the weather forecast for the weekend is rather dire with Storm Debby on the way.  What isn’t certain is the course she will take which means that for some of us across the UK a shower or two, others torrential downpours and a few will escape with nothing at all.

So I thought that this image, taken a couple of years ago,  of an approaching storm over Royal Deeside was perhaps appropriate for this weekend.

11th August

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

A Change is on the Way…..perhaps welcomed by some.

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Cool along the Woodland Trail

Despite no rain of any consequence I do think that recently, overnight, there has been some dew…certainly enough to help add some green back in to the countryside.

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The morning sky had some spectacular clouds but like most days the blue returned, possibly an indicator that the change is on the way. Not all vegetation has been comfortable in the current dry spell, my favourite Silver Birch looks green but touch those leaves, they are paper dry and just drop.

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So best make the most of the sunshine, a change they say is on the way, its just great to enjoy the freedom to walk without the waterproofs!

A little cooler but still nice to reach the cool of the  lakeside

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(C) David Oakes 2018

Monday Blues……

Monday-Blues

Well, after all that hot weather the weekend was mixed. Saturday grey and Sunday wet….. just a shame for all those outdoor event organisers who had been looking forward to, and planning for. a dry and hot day for there event.

Monday today and it looks like a wet outlook for the once traditional ‘Washing Day’.

Forecast is more hopeful for a return to some warmer sunny weather as the week goes along…. I say hopeful, but I know many folk were preying for rain and some cool.

30th July

(C) David Oakes 2018