Memories in the making….

As the year approaches the Winter Solstice and a New Year beckons so I thought I would look back at some of the years highlights…..memories in the making.

One memory we will have for a lifetime to come is of Carla, our Labrador and Director of Greetings. No longer with us but always there. 

14th December

(C) David Oakes 2017


WP Weekly Photo Challenge….SERENE


The last day of November…its cold but sunny, calm and so peaceful.  Whilst it may be too cold to sit on the bench for long it is SERENE down by the Lake.


Just a suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge.  See what others have suggested on this link:-

30th November

(C) David Oakes 2017

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Structure


Shadows on the Wall…..

Built I guess in the 1700’s this is a tribute to the bricklayers craft that it is still very much intact.  Wooden beam over the lower doorway, uneven steps whilst flaking paintwork on the upper door and shutters add to the detail of the structure…even the shadows from a late evening sun add another dimension.

Just my take on this weeks DP Photo Challenge – Structure….I hope you like

See what others have suggested on this link :-

via Photo Challenge: Structure

31st August

(C) David Oakes 2017

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Corner

Lea Rhododendron Gardens

A Grand Entrance is Just around the Corner

Twists and turns create a sweeping corner to reach a grand entrance.

Just an idea for this Weeks Photo Challenge on Corners

See what others have suggested on this link:

via Photo Challenge: Corner

23rd August

(C) David Oakes 2017

Sorry……… a slow responce


Sorry…..Please excuse

We have been away, I am trying to catch up both with posting and reading.  Trouble is you are all so prolific that is seems to be taking an age to play catch up.  I often comment but mostly press the “like” button to show that I have read, viewed and enjoyed your blogs….. so please excuse me if I have missed you in the catch up process. It is possibly slower than the old postal service!

BUT…..I am getting there.

7th August

(C) David Oakes 2017