Wordless Wednesday…..Another Favourite Place

Allestree Lake

Location:  Very near to home, Allestree Lake, Derbyshire

13th September

(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