Wordless Wednesday…. Another Favourite Place


Location:-  Loch Earn (looking west), Perthshire, Scotland

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2018



Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location :- Loch Etive, Argyll, Scotland

13th June

(C) David Oakes 2018


Moody Monday…… Weather Change


A Stormy Day at Moonen Bay, Isle of Skye

The weather is very unpredictable today, its certainly moody…indeed rather threatening, so I thought this image from last year rather fitted the bill.

It was taken on a very stormy day on the Isle of Skye, like all highland weather it rather took us by surprise. We had been enjoying a week of warm dry sunny autumn weather, just perfect.  Then within hours the storm blew in from across the Atlantic….gales, dark clouds and rain…..though it is the force of those winds that remains strongest in the memory.

The view is from Neist Point and looking towards Waterstein Head across Moonen Bay, to the North West of Skye. It is hard to describe the force of the wind, so lets just say that I was crouched low behind the car that was rocking in the wind, trying hard to hold the camera steady.

There was a big plus point…the gale shifted the midges that had been enjoying the autumn sunshine.  The next day the calm and sunny autumn returned but not those midges.

28th May

(C) David Oakes 2018

Flippant Friday….. Many a Good Tune!


This has always given me a laugh….discovered a few years ago outside a quarryman’s cottage on an Island off the West Coast of Scotland.

Many a Good Tune played on an Old Fiddle, sorry Piano. But not this one I fear.

And just in case, like me, you loose track of the days in the week, and the speed in which they come and go…here is a reminder…


13th April (and its is a Friday)

(C) David Oakes 2018