WP Weekly Photo Challenge….Transformation

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Fishermens Huts, Lindisfarne

Ultimate re-cycling…

A favourite image of a favourite location.  When some old wooden Fishing Boats can no longer go to sea…you simply upturn them , make a door and you transform them into Fishermen’s sheds.

These old boats are at Lindisfarne on Holy Island, Northumberland.

The ultimate recycling transformation and my suggestion for this weeks WP Photo Challenge.

You can see what others have submitted for the challenge on:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/transformation/

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2017


One Could Say that Autumn has arrived…. but very slowly


Mixed Autumnal Colours beneath the Beech

I think we have made mention on numerous occasions that the seasonal weather pattern has not followed  the prescribed time table. Add to that months of above average temperatures and others of exceptional rains and I am not sure if the trees and plants know if they are coming or going.


November 9th and the trees are still pretty full of leaf.  The Silver Birch, usually the first to drop is this year providing weeks of its unique golden colours, showing little signs of dropping.  The Beech, whilst loosing some leaves still have canopy thick enough to cast long shadows.  Oak Trees have yet to turn brown, Sycamore are pale yellow, whilst the only trees to play the seasonal ball have been Chestnuts and the Ash.

Overall it is still very green….and I have that feeling that the real autumnal colours may well elude us this year.

As to the weather itself…it would now seem as if we have one brilliant day followed by dull damp and cold just like November is supposed to be. So being a bright sunny day here is a potpourri of today in the woods….


9th November

(C) David Oakes 2017




Autumn approaches…but not quite yet!



Back here at home we fully expected autumn to be in full swing.  True there are some hints of that rich autumn colour to come but really it is unseasonably green. Tree cover is still thick and that is despite some recent strong winds. In places it does seem rather spring like….


Whilst that is all true I do have to be honest and say that ‘out in the open’ the colour of the light has lost its warmth, only where the sun catches red colours does it gleam….


One noticeable exception to my comments on the trees and their leaf cover is the Ash tree….all Ash in our immediate area have dropped their leaves.  I suppose it is more noticeable with Ash as when the leaves drop it is overnight and virtual instant…blink and they have gone….


Elsewhere the sun still struggles to more than just cast shadows…shadows that get longer with each day.  Autumn approaches but slowly.


20th October

(C) David Oakes 2017