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:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/serene/

30th November

(C) David Oakes 2017


Below the Beech…..


Low winds and light frosts have made a big and quick change to the Beech woods. The leaves have dropped and the late autumnal sun is spotlighting the beauty of the Beech’s stout tall trunks…

The carpet of leaves crunch and send up a sweet and distinctive autumnal smell as nice as any perfume from the long gone summer flowers.

Another great day to be out and about.

Hard to think that meteorologically it is the start of winter tomorrow

30th November

(C) David Oakes 2017


Cold but still a great day….


Early morning and it is very cold by the Lake.  The ground was hard as if there had been a frost but what had been around soon disappeared.

It was equally as cold in the woods but that early sunshine added a warm glow, but not warm enough to kill the northerly wind coming straight from the Arctic.

 But this is November so I guess a cold spell is to be expected.

29th November

(C) David Oakes 2017

Low Sun and Long Shadows….


Cold but bright with the low sun casting long shadows giving a different feel to the woods today.

We are also [promised a week of good weather so I need to make the effort and take advantage of the promised sunshine….it has to turn to winter sometime soon.

28th November

(C) David Oakes 2017

Its a Sunny Day…


Shadows below the Larch

I guess we had to allow November and nature to have a bad day.  Yesterdays sunshine  did fade away to rain….but today normal service has returned.  It may be cold but it is bright and sunny and don’t tell anyone but it looks as if the rest of the week will be the same.

28th November

(C) David Oakes 2017