Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location:-  Yew Tree Farm, Yewdale, Coniston, Cumbria

22nd November

(C) David Oakes 2017



Relax……………. its Saturday


An Old Boat House, Derwent Water, Cumbria

Relax…it is Saturday and for those of us in England and Wales it is also the start of a long weekend as Monday is a Bank Holiday.  The weather looks promising so best take advantage of the break and the sunshine.

26th August

(C) David Oakes 2017

Daily Post. Weekly Photo Challenge – ORDER


Evening light at Castlerigg Stone Circle, above Keswick, Cumbria

This megalithic Stone Circle is probably Neolithic which dates it to 3000bc.  Like many similar stone structures its true purpose may never be know and always subject to challenge.  One thing cannot be challenged and that is the Circles importance not just to Neolithic man but to many generations that followed.

It use could be social, religious, ritual, a bringer of a means to measure the passing of the seasons and solstice’s.  The main marker stones accurately aliened with the cyclical movements of sun and moon…..it brought order to a world that was establishing itself.

As a ‘time piece’ it was vital, for there was great dependence upon what could be harvested.  Knowing when to prepare the land, plant and when to reap was what life very much depended upon…..it was a time piece as vital as todays clocks and calendars….the very symbols of  bringers of order in todays life.

via Photo Challenge: Order

Just an suggestion for this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge – Order.  Click this link to view what others have suggested :-   https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/order/

9th June

(C) David Oakes 2017

Shady Spot by the water…..


Rittson’s Falls, Mosedale Beck, Wasdale, Cumbria

Not the best know waterfalls in the Lake District but perhaps all the better for that.  On a warm day you have the shade, some mountain views and that sound of cooling rushing waters.  Not a half bad spot for a picnic and snooze!  🙂

3rd June

(C) David Oakes 2017