Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Things that are Rough

Rough and Ready..


A Derbyshire Gritstone “Dry Stone Wall”

These stone walls run across miles and miles of Derbyshire countryside, up over hills and down valleys, dividing the land into enclosures….some as boundaries others to retain stock.

Why the name Dry Stone Wall?  That is simple, as they are constructed without cement and mortar simply constructed by the skill of the “Stonewallers” Craft in selecting stones that would sit with others and bind each stone in to a secure wall.  As they have been a part of the landscape for many hundreds of years I think you can say they have stood the test of time….  Even though with out Derbyshire climate they will have been far from dry and gathered lichen and moss to add some  rustic character….simply Rough and Ready.

(Often in the wall around a farm there would be a hidey hole, a stone that looked like others but could be removed by those who knew to reveal a hiding hole for valuables…much like a Safe without a key)

My suggestion for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Rough.

Follow the link to see what others have suggested:- http://ceenphotography.com/2016/02/23/cees-fun-foto-challenge-things-that-are-rough/

23rd February

(C) David Oakes 2016


Warm February Glow

Stable Block

The Stable Block

The sun is steadily developing a warm glow sheepherding in Spring…..3.10pm on a February afternoon and the low rays from the late afternoon sun is casting a warm glow over the old red brick of the Stable Block.

22nd February

(C) David Oakes 2016