Where has half our Year gone…. ??


Well…the Summer Solstice has come and gone.  Took you by surprise did it?   If it did I am not at all surprised as the year since Christmas has just flown bye. Our clocks certainly seem to have high speed motors in their mechanisms.

So may be it is time to start planning for the winter solstice and then a few days later Christmas……

……..After all there are only 185 days till Santa arrives again. 

22nd June

(C) David Oakes 2017

And Brock turned up in our Garden….


Brock….The Badger

We have never had a Badger in our garden…but this young one turned up on Sunday!

He is a bit of a poser and  stands quite ‘statuesque’ hiding behind the herbs.   Buster had a sniff, turned his nose up and has ignored Brock eversince.

Ok he ain’t real…… but a quirky Fathers Day gift, and those are perhaps the best gifts to receive.

But an extra Gift from Nature was the blooming of our first Day Lily of the Season..


20th June

(C) David Oakes 2017


DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend

via Photo Challenge: Friend

All Good Friends

All Good Friends

Generations and pets….all good friends together.

But I was also reminded of these rather “tongue in cheek” messages on cushions in this Gift Store..

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Many may well agree with both sentiments !!

Just ideas for this weeks DP Photo Challenge of Friends.

Click the link for more:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/friend/

2nd June

(C) David Oakes 2017