Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location:-  Wharfedale, above Grassington and looking northwards , North Yorkshire

23rd January

(C) David Oakes 2019


Hyacinth Time….


On dull damp days it is nice to have a flavour and aroma of the Spring to come.  A Hyacinth on the coffee table works wonders.

22nd January

(C) David Oakes 2019

Moody ….. Sorry Blue Monday

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Nine Ladies Stone Circle, Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

Today has been dubbed by the media as Blue Monday….. seemingly apart from usually being cold, sometimes frosty and on occasions snowy, it would appear that it is more to do with the human frailties.  It is about now that our resolve to maintain those New Year Resolutions fails…..or may be common sense kicks in and recognise we are only human.

Talking of human’s, the Nine Ladies Stone Circle is now more often than not a deserted spot, yet there was a time when these moors where home to many.  The stones are Bronze Age, around 3000BC, so I guess on a January Monday, those hardy inhabitants must have been rather Blue!

I can also feel rather smug… My Resolution was NOT to make any New Year Resolutions, So I can safely say that   “I haven’t broken any”. 

21st January

(C) David Oakes 2019