The Weather is to change….


 The Harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall

Our mini heatwave is coming to an end or so we are told.  So for a few days we are in for a wet spell, likely to be very heavy rains.

It is hoped that by the beginning of next week summer will return and with it lots of sunshine….. just like that over Mevagissey above. Memories 🙂

26th June

(C) David Oakes 2017

Light and Shade……


Meadow Flowers and….


and Woodland Shade

The mid-summer sun has brought out the meadow flowers, lots of nectar for the Bees and insects….. but that same sunshine has sent me to the woods to enjoy a shady walk, shade much appreciated by Buster.


It is the time of year when the Bracken is perhaps at its best, as yet not to high but its bright green fronds spreading like a carpet…and yep there are some rabbits taking shelter under there. They are safe , Buster is far too hot to give chase.

Water adds another cooling element to the days walk.  Today along the overgrown towpath of the Cromford Canal…

Then its back to the open meadows and that summer smell of rich hay in the making…


25th June

(C) David Oakes 2017

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Pairs, Two’s, etc


A Pair of Beach Huts

I guess two Beach Huts on a Norfolk beach is a suitable subject for this weeks B&W Photo Challenge.

Go and see what others have submitted for Cee’s Challenge on this link  :-

Ban W Cee

24th June

(C) David Oakes 2017

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Transient


The Transient Wind

You, me and the kid next door, the country we live in and indeed the world itself is in a state of permanent transition.  In fact the only thing that is certain is change itself.

So this weeks Photo Challenge is Transient….and there is nothing for me more transient that then wind itself.  Gale or light breeze, its is hear one second and gone the next.  Sometimes it leaves us breathless, at times it may just cause us to shiver, its passing may cause the leaves to gently rustle…. at others time is may leave a trail of destruction.

Since times long gone, man has tried to harness the power of the wind and often found its unpredictable presence the weak point.

We continue to try to capture the power of wind and convert that power to a very useable electricity source…..but of course only when the wind blows!

That is the Transient nature of the Wind

Just my idea for this Weeks DP Photo Challenge – Transient

Follow this link to see what others have contributed :-

Via Photo Challenge: Transient

Location:- On the edge of the Flow Country, Highland Region, North East Scotland

23rd June

(C) David Oakes 2017



Where has half our Year gone…. ??


Well…the Summer Solstice has come and gone.  Took you by surprise did it?   If it did I am not at all surprised as the year since Christmas has just flown bye. Our clocks certainly seem to have high speed motors in their mechanisms.

So may be it is time to start planning for the winter solstice and then a few days later Christmas……

……..After all there are only 185 days till Santa arrives again. 

22nd June

(C) David Oakes 2017