WP Weekly Photo Challenge….SERENE


The last day of November…its cold but sunny, calm and so peaceful.  Whilst it may be too cold to sit on the bench for long it is SERENE down by the Lake.


Just a suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge.  See what others have suggested on this link:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/serene/

30th November

(C) David Oakes 2017


WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Experimental (2)


From Little Acorns…Great Oak’s Grow

I thought I would add this image to this week WP Photo Challenge – Experimental.

Three years ago we collected a few Acorns.  The following spring one of those acorns had produced a sprout, so we potted it up.  Now after those three years we can brag about a new Oak tree in the making….all be it only 15 inches high.  Now it has reached another autumn and the leaves have turned that golden brown, so just so long as it survives the coming winter, we hope that given time, it will be come a Great Oak.

Just a last minute suggestion for the WP Photo Challenge of Experimental.

See what others have suggested on this link:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/experimental/

21st November

(C) David Oakes 2017



WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Experimental


Restless Leaves

Experimental is the theme for this weeks WP Photo Challenge….I suppose you can also say that Experimental is also Trial and Error.

So here is my Experimental image for this weeks challenge…and indeed it was very much trial and error.  Open the shutter and just hoping the wind would create the right amount of movement in the branches.  I also guess it also fits well into the seasonality.

Go and see what others have suggested for this challenge on this link:-


18th November

(C) David Oakes 2017

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Structure


Shadows on the Wall…..

Built I guess in the 1700’s this is a tribute to the bricklayers craft that it is still very much intact.  Wooden beam over the lower doorway, uneven steps whilst flaking paintwork on the upper door and shutters add to the detail of the structure…even the shadows from a late evening sun add another dimension.

Just my take on this weeks DP Photo Challenge – Structure….I hope you like

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via Photo Challenge: Structure

31st August

(C) David Oakes 2017

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Corner

Lea Rhododendron Gardens

A Grand Entrance is Just around the Corner

Twists and turns create a sweeping corner to reach a grand entrance.

Just an idea for this Weeks Photo Challenge on Corners

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via Photo Challenge: Corner

23rd August

(C) David Oakes 2017