Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge….Bathrooms and Outhouses plus Seating


A  Corner Seat in a Summer Shower

Designed for a summers day, this shady arbour in a corner of the garden is patiently waiting for a summer shower to pass.

Cee’s B&W Challenge was very broad in concept…seating in general.  So I think the above fits the bill.  See what others have submitted on the link below:-


18th August

(C) David Oakes 2016


Staying Local…..

Our Mini Heatwave is in Decline


Allestree Lake

These hot sunny summer days have been very welcome…we have waited long enough for a real summer to arrive.  Too hot to travel far so we stayed local.

However this spell is predicted to be short lived and change is on the way, there is even a breeze across the Lake to ripple the surface.

There are also small but subtle autumnal colours starting to appear….

These feathered early risers were quite content to seek out some shade


Fishermen few and far between this morning but for those who did head down to the lakeside they could perhaps enjoy the peace and tranquility they were searching for..


Despite the relatively early hour one family perhaps thought it best to make the most of the sun before it became too hot….so I guess it was a pick nick Breakfast


Thunder forecast and a short rainy spell in the offing…then hopefully its back to some great late summer weather.

18th August

(C) David Oakes 2016