Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge – Week 43


The Old Stables, Dove Dale, Derbyshire

This is a great little building. Onetime Stables and Store, now a visitor information hut and shelter.  I have enjoyed sitting on that bench enjoying a picnic on many occasions. A simple building but full of character.

My suggestion for week 43’s challenge.

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Odd Ball

28th October

(C) David Oakes 2016

Some Autumnal Colours…





Autumn colours after a slow start are starting to show their strengths……one last flurry before the frost of the winter to come.

This burst of colour is limited…limited to the non native trees  of our woods, parks and gardens.  Out native trees are still holding on ion there sparkling green without a care for what lies ahead….but that cannot last much longer.  When it happens it will be sudden and quick

28th October

(C) David Oakes 2016

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Through a Window


A Bergen Shop Window

Cee’s theme is ‘Looking through a Window’….well you can look two ways through a window….look out or look in.   I chose looking in!

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Ban W Cee

27th October

(C) David Oakes 2016

It was to be Expected…..but still came as a bit of a Surprise….


After all the sunny mornings of the past few months the fog that draped everywhere with its cool blanket of grey, dulling all the woodland colours, still came as a bit of a surprise.  Not that we can complain the late summer and early autumn have been a real treat with what I call bonus days!



The fog turned to mist and though it remained with us all day, the lingering warmth and that fact that the sun did exercise its best efforts to break through made it all quite a pleasant change.


The mist brushed the tops of the trees by the lake for most of the day

But in the end the sun did win through and add a brighter touch to the end of the day


You might suggest that it is time that I admitted that Autumn was really with us.  Certainly todays fog has been a forceful reminder  of seasonal change yet for much of the woodland the glades are still verdant green….


27th October

(C) David Oakes 2016