All Change……

Sunshine and Showers bring forth May…ooops October Flowers

May or October the flowers have had a tough year trying to keep pace with the changing cyclical seasonal pattern.  Our Honeysuckle that gave us such a bountiful display of flowers in May is, in the middle of October, flowering again…


Berries on our Holy Bush first appeared in July, still in berry….but will they last till Christmas?

_DOI1759qqq And of course if you have Holly you must have the Ivy…which is in full flower


Nor is the Winter Flowering Jasmin going to be out done, it to is putting in an early performance….


So a right old hotchpotch of early, late and repeat flowers…just like us, not knowing if its spring, summer, autumn or winter.  I wonder if the seasons ever will get back to normal?

18th October

(C) David Oakes 2018





Wordless Wednesday…..Another Favourite Place


Location:- Levant Tin Mine, Pendeen, North Coast of Cornwall

17th October

(C) David Oakes 2018

Moody Monday…… Damp


It has been a stormy and wet weekend and Monday seems due to be equally as damp. It is true that in our part of the UK we could do with some rain, the reservoirs are low.

Despite all the dry weather we do seem reluctant embrace this very necessary weather phenomenon…… many long faces are testament to that.

15th October

(C) David Oakes 2018

Silent Sunday….Off to Church



Saint Giles, Hartington, Derbyshire

This is one from the archive…I particularly like it for this time of the year.  Autumn starting to appear and the Church of St. Giles  (12th century) standing proud above the village of Hartington below.

14th October

(C) David Oakes 2018