Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location:- Stanage Edge, Hope Valley, Derbyshire

11th October

(C) David Oakes 2017



Mixed Messages in the Woods


Muddy underfoot, regular showers, a sun trying its best to break thru the cloud cover, spring green leaves blend with the first of the autumn windfalls….and don’t sit on the bench as its soaking wet.


6th September

(C) David Oakes 2017

A Heather feast……


A Carpet of Purple Heather….on Stanton Moor

It could be because August (and much of the two previous months) have been a mix of rain then periods of warm bright sunshine that have proved to be a productive mix.

Certainly our Heather Clad moorlands have not only been swathed with a carpet of fragrant Heather….but after many weeks of flowering it still looks vibrant, healthy and here for a while longer.

5th September

(C) David Oakes 2017


False Dawn……


It was just kidding us….

We woke on Sunday to a rather nice warm looking dawn, just a few clouds scudding along in a mild breeze.  The forecast was for rather dire weather….could the forecasters be wrong ?   Well not this time.  By late morning and for the rest of the day it has just be dull grey and very damp…with heavy rain at times.

But best not to complain as we did have a great start and were able to take advantage before heading for home.

4th September

(C) David Oakes 2017