DP Weekly Photo Challenge. The Old Gardeners Shed…..with twisted ropes


A Garden-Tool-Shed twisted Ropes

Time literally stood still in this old abandoned Gardeners Shed. The hands on the clock…..gone, but the tools and ropes all neatly hung each in its own place….with of course the twisted ropes.

My suggestion got this weeks DP Photo Challenge.  You can see other suggestions on this link:- via Photo Challenge: Twisted 

25th May

(C) David Oakes 2018


I do hope that wasn’t our Summer…..a change is in the air!

_DOI7111aallThere is a distinctly different feel to the weather and this evenings sky seems to be ushering an ominous change. Spring was late to start but once it arrived it has just been fabulously warm and sharpening our appetite for what we hope will be a great summer. Now we will have to wait and see 🙂

24th May

(C) David Oakes 2018



Just another Summers Day….


Deep in the shade of the Woods or….


Early Morning by the Lake


Or in the Meadows…

Doesn’t really matter it is just nice to be out and about…not sure just how long this ‘summer spell’ will last but who cares, lets enjoy it right now.

It is still hard to believe that the Lake shore was bare and the woods leafless only a few short weeks ago…and now just bursting with lush vegetation and heady scents.



24th May

(C) David Oakes 2018

Spring…No I think we have gone straight to Summer


With blue skies and bright warm sunshine I think we have had the rush of spring flowers and have now moved straight into the start of summer.  Our meadows that surround the woods are now packed with sweet smelling meadow flowers, herbs and clovers, mostly yellows and greens but with the occasional splash of magenta and red.  As with all things in nature they will not last for ever but for a week or two the display (good weather permitting) can only get better.. there is also an abundance of insects all desperately feeding from the nectar whilst pollinating as they go…


In a shady corner on the edge of the wood I was surprised to find that some Bluebells are still providing there unique colour…admittedly they are on their last legs but still fighting for the light…


22nd May

(C) David Oakes 2018