The End of a Dark Damp Month…..

doi_1683_00001misty

Just another Foggy start to a January Day….

A month that has seen us fluctuate between morning mists and thick fog…fog that has been getting increasingly polluted…a pollution you can taste.

It has also been consistently damp, yet it has also been the driest January on record.

So we live in hope that February will see a change…..mind you we have to be careful for what we wish for as the Forecasters predicted high winds and Gales with heavy rain….but looking on the bright side there will be above average temperatures

As always we will see…..Goodbye January.

31st January

(C) David Oakes 2017

Advertisements

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge – January 29th

warm-glow-summer-seems-so-long-ago

Summer will come again…..we hope!

For this weeks Cees Photo Challenge I thought I would do a little bit of pipe dreaming to improve my mood in this time of (for us) rather poor, dark dismal weather.

Looking very much to warm summer days and tea with cream cakes in the afternoon.   Bliss.

You can see what other have submitted on this link:- https://ceenphotography.com/2017/01/29/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge-january-29-2017/

odd-ball

29th January

(C) David Oakes 2017

Much the same again…..

misty-dawn

A Misty Sunday Morning…

Branches like claws grasping the mist

Rather despairing of our weather forecasters…..Sunday was supposed to be bright for most of the day before rain later – which would also be the bench mark for next week. So full of anticipation we were ready to head out and make the most of the promised sunshine.

Sadly the day just got darker with early mist turning into fog.

Despite that rather depressive atmosphere the woods did as always provide an invigorating walk….and even a bit of colour to the day..

doi_1693_00011bb

Last years Beech leaves hanging on for just as long as they can, all wet from the swirling mist that blends seamlessly with the bare trunks of the Silver Birch.

But for the most part it is just a ghostly grey changing silhouettes and deception of distance.

doi_1690_00008bb

And now it is raining…at least that part of their prediction has come to pass. Sometimes I think they could get rid of their computer models and purchase a new Pine Cone or a piece of Seaweed….couldn’t be any less accurate.

doi_1698_00016bb

29th January

(C) David Oakes 2017

Summer Memories……

Nevsky--On-the-tour.jpg

On the Tour – Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn

Nearly the end of January and it is cold, dark and wet outside so I though I would just relive a much warmer mid summer morning on tour in Estonia.

Here we, a compact group listening intently to our local guide, outside the Russian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, in the Upper Town area of Tallinn, at the start of a day packed with culture, architecture, history and a taste of both a Country and a City going places…so full of life.

Memories make up for darker days like today…..inspiration for the months ahead.

29th January

(C) David Oakes 2017

 

DP Photo Challenge – Repurpose

via Photo Challenge: Repurpose

treasures-or-rubish

Treasures or Rubbish ?

Recycling items to give them a second (or maybe a 3rd, 4th or 5th life) is a way of life for many.  It is a world where one persons rubbish can become another’s treasure.

So this “Recycling Shop” is my suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge of Repurpose.  You can see what others have suggested on this link :- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/repurpose/

28th January

(C) David Oakes 2017