Photo Challenge: Local

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Big Wood, Allestree, Derbyshire

It would be so easy to brag about our LOCAL woods…it is somewhere we walk on a near daily basis, all weathers , all seasons and of course the many great folk who we meet that make the walks even more worthwhile. Not forgetting the many dogs that keep us humans entertained

However every good walk (or good day out) returns you to home at some point…..and no matter how much you have enjoyed yourselves it’s nice just to sit, enjoy a coffee feet up with some quiet time….or if you are Carla and Buster a chance for 4o winks before the next adventure….so my favourite LOCAL has to be our sunny Conservatory….


Thats my LOCAL……see what others have nominated as their favourite Local on his link:-

15th October

(C) David Oakes 2016


It is Being Kind…….


Morning Sunshine, Allestree Lake, Derbyshire.

It is being Kind…..that was the comment used by someone who I meet regularly on the morning walkies with Buster.  She was referring to the slow transition of the weather between summer and autumn. Kind is a good description as so far we have had no extremes and it has been a very gentle slide into the colours of autumn….


Whilst the overall colour scheme is green, particularly in the woodlands were many leaves are still sporting a spring green, you cannot deny that this slow slide into autumn yellow, golds, reds and browns has begun.


None of us are sure just how long this slow goodbye to summer will last….and whilst we can enjoy the moment….we hope that we will not miss a perfect autumn.

15th October

(C) David Oakes 2016