Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Hot and Cold


In the Shade….


Out in the Cold…

There you have it….two contrasting days, one hot the other cold.

Just two ideas for Cee’s topic for this weeks challenge in B&W “Hot and Cold”

You can go and see other folks ideas on :-



1st December

(C) David Oakes 2016


A Fond Farewell to November…..


November ….. Allestree Lake

Credit where credit is due…November has been a good month.  Not exactly going to the master plan with autumns colours only arriving in the later days….but then they have been magnificent.


Temperatures have been above November norms so I expect that we will hear that it is has been a record warm month…..so perhaps it was fitting that the weather gods decided to wait for the last few days of November to produced the first of the years frosts, well the first in our small corner of the UK that is….

But the frosts have quickly fulfilled their seasonal role and stripped the leaves from all but the Oak and the evergreens…


Not that the frost and cold deterred early morning Golfers


Down by the Lake the odd splash of autumnal colour still manages to lift the now dark and  mysterious look to the waters



For the most part only the skeletons remain….along with some colourful memories.

30th November

(C) David Oakes 2016