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Smell the Blossom.....

It is much more than Blossom that you can smell…..

It is the smell of Spring.  True we have Blossom now in abundance with its subtle fragrant aroma but we also have the much stronger musky smell of new leaf…in particular the Beech is now bursting. 33 more words


With an appreciation for the English countryside

After eight hours in the air half asleep and half awake, dawn peeked in the half-opened eye of the airplane window. Morning seemed a little early. 990 more words

Wandering through Wonderland

Walking through the English country side can be the most incredible restorative.

For those of you who know me well, you may be privy to some of the reasons I am travelling and maybe some of you know me less then you had thought previously ;) 457 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge - Early Bird

Dawn over Allestree Lake….

A Winter Dawns with its eerie glow over Allestree lake, Derbyshire.

A suggestion for this weeks Photo Challenge :- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/early-bird/

18th April

(C) David Oakes 2015


10 Miles Away....and a bit of a Difference

Yesterday I was full of enthusiasm for the new Spring growth in the woods.  Those new green leaves full of hope that Spring was really here.  283 more words


New Life ...from Old

Life on top of the World…..


A young Silver Birch tree is becoming well established on the top of this old tree stump.  One has to fear for its future for although this stump has been standing bare and solid for a good number of years, indeed is quite a local landmark, it surely cannot fight against the inevitable for  that many more years.

16th April

(C) David Oakes 2015


What a Difference A Day Makes...Bluebells

They may only be a few Bluebell Flowers….not even enough to be called a clump let alone a woodland carpet….that has yet to materialise.  But few as they may be they are the FIRST this spring. 136 more words