Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Magic


The Magic…of nature

Magic is the topic for this weeks DP Photo Challenge and no doubt when you click the link below you will find a very wide interpretations of what Magic means to us photographers.

But for me it can only be the ever changing magic of nature in all her many varied guises that provides the magic in my daily life.. dawn till dusk it never stops producing something special to share.

The link is:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/magic/

19th November

(C) David Oakes 2016


Maybe…..the Last


Darley Abbey Park, Derby

Yesterdays high winds,  and overnight our first frost of the year, has made a significant change to the woodlands about us here in Derby.  The colour is now stronger in many of our trees, mainly the beech varieties, whilst others have just shed their leaves.

The River Derwent is very still, hardly a ripple and no noticeable current to mar its dark waters..


Darley Woods are not our regular haunt (only because other woods are nearer for our daily walkies).  So each time we stretch our legs in the Park we have to keep reminding ourselves just how lucky we are, this woodland oasis is less the half a mile from the City Centre….


On a still day no sounds seem to travel into these parts, tranquillity reins supreme, just the bark of the odd Happy Pooch enjoying a free run.

Soon all that will be left are leaves….and soon not even they will remain as a reminder of Autumn.


As for tomorrows weather outlook….it could well be snow or again rain or maybe just another sunny day.  Lets wait and see.

19th November

(C) David Oakes 2016