Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place

Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich

Location:- Eilean Donan Castle on the Road to the Isles, West Highlands of Scotland

7th August

(C) David Oakes 2019


Moody Monday….. A Dreich Day in the Torridons


Monday is rather moody after the storms that followed our heatwave.  I recall many similar days in the Torridons of the West Highlands of Scotland….. a lovely dramatic area, one I love so much, despite the ‘dreich’ weather.  Yes, there is a word used in Scotland to describe such a damp, dark miserable day, often stormy….. so on a moody Monday I guess its a fitting description – Dreich

29th July

(c) David Oakes 2019

CCS B&W Photo Challenge – Open Topic


Anstruther on the Firth of Forth, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

I caught this image between heavy showers on the edge of the Firth of Forth. Clouds threatening more rain but a welcome blast of sunshine to temporarily lift the spirits. I thought I would leave the red life saver to add a touch of drama.

I also chose this image as it is also typical of the weather that we are currently “enjoying” in our part of the UK.  It is my suggestion for this weeks Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge.

Here is the link:- https://ceenphotography.com/2019/06/13/cees-bw-open-topic/


13th June

(C) David Oakes 2019


Moody Monday…… a Wet Week Ahead


The Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland

It was a very wet and even wilder day when we last visited the dramatic Quiraing rocky Mountain Pass in the North West corner of the Isle of Skye….  we live many miles away but our forecast for this week would read the same.  The only difference will be that the views will not be as dramatic.

Despite getting soaked and blown about, the Quiraing just seemed to be even more dramatic than we remembered…. well worth tolerating the weather.


The view south from the Quiraing towards Dun Dubh and the Cleat.

10th June

(C) David Oakes 2019