CFFC …… Smile – Only if I have to!


OK…Just this once, just a little one !


Just an idea for this weeks Cees Fun Foto Challenge – Smile

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6th June

(C) David Oakes 2019



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Eyes


The Eyes have it…. Children’s eyes are nearly always direct, sometime inquisitive more often just relaxed anxious not to miss a trick.

But have you noticed with adults, even when in discussion with someone, eye contact wonders and is limited.

Animals, on the other hand, it is the eyes that make contact lock-on and observe. Even when they move to the periphery the eye, even if its only one eye, it has you fixed in its stare…

 Well that is my contribution to this weeks Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge -eyes. The link to Cee’s Blog is here:-


2nd May

(C) David Oakes 2019

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge -Bridges


Connel Bridge, near Oban Scotland.  Opened in 1903 it was built to carry a single track Railway line.  The bridge spans the Falls of Lora at the narrowest point of Loch Etive, the bridge was necessary to avoid a much longer route, avoiding mountains and water.  The railway was lost (so called progress) and the bridge converted to carry road traffic.  When it was first built it was also the longest cantilever span other than the famous Forth Rail Bridge, incidentally built by the same engineers.

Lea Rhododendron Gardens

The Miners Bridge, Bradford Dale, Youlgreave, Derbyshire is a great deal older. Not sure when it was constructed but there has been a ford and narrow bridge across the River Bradford for countless years. Tranquil as it looks today, Bradford Dale and the immediate surrounds was once an important Lead, and other ore and minerals, mining area.  The Romans had links to the area in their quest for the much coveted lead ore.

Sometimes called a Clapper Bridge, I guess because of the sound of packhorses and ponies clattering across the stone flags.

Just another idea for Cees Fun Foto Challenge – Bridges.  The link to Cees page is here:-


24th April

(C) David Oakes 2019

Cees Fun Foto Challenge – Signs


A Garden Sign

Cee’s nominated topic for this weeks challenge is Signs……  so I thought, that with Spring upon us, new life all about and with Easter and its message of peace and love ahead of us, that this was a very appropriate message on the sign.

The sign can be found on a garden woodshed with a bench for one to pause and ponder.


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18th April

(C) David Oakes 2019