July 1st……Summer


The Perfect Summers Day…

The bright morning sun in a gin clear Blue sky, glinting across the water and turning the new Oak leaves into green jewels of summer, the breeze just enough to create a light ripple on the Lake.  

Idyllic, you bet.  Just a shame that this July 1st it isn’t a reality.  Rain and grey skies again. Time is running out for summer to kick in….just hope that it does.

1st July

(C) David Oakes 2016


Never Forget……


The SOMME 1916

100 years to the day…The Bloodiest of Battles started and would continue its slaughter through till November.  I guess we can no longer comprehend the losses, over a million lives gone for ever and others who’s  would never be able to enjoy life as they should.

The add to the tragedy, the Somme was a part of a War that would continue till 1918.

But we can remember…..yet still conflicts continue across the world, conflicts which are just as brutal and final for those involved.

1st July 2016

(C) David Oakes 2016

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Store Front Signs

Feeling a Little Blue …well It’s Always Sale Day….


Feeling those Friday Blues ?…. then how about a bit of Retail Therapy ……

No matter where you travel look in any store window and it will be Sale Day

Just a suggestion for this weeks Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge.

You can view others at :- https://ceenphotography.com/2016/06/30/cees-black-white-photo-challenge-store-front-signs/

Ban W Cee

1st July

(C) David Oakes 2016