Flippant Friday… A Ghostly sight


Ghostly Scarcrow

Obviously a normal Scarecrow was not doing its job properly …..so best send for the Ghost squad.

17th August

(C) David Oakes 2018



Cees Black & White Photo Challenge – Animals

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The Town Musicians of Bremen

Cees Challenge this week is Animals…any animal except birds…so I have cheated – but I don’t think a Cockerel realy is a bird.

This is a fabulous statue in the Town Square of Bremen, Germany.  The animals (or should I say musicians!) can all be found in the Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm.  It is an old story dating back to 1819 and if you are not familiar with it I suggest a visit to Wikipedia and you will discover all the details you will need about this great little story.

Anyway cheating or not…it is my submission for Cees B&W Photo Challenge.  You can see what others have submitted on this link:-



23rd June

(C) David Oakes 2018

No WordPress Challenge – So Read a Book

Now that was a great idea Debbie..  not sure what the suggestion, was then pop along to this link and all will be clear


So just for fun here is my contribution.  An image of a great and genuinely old bookshop in South Wales…..not sure what was more interesting – the outside of the shop or the interior and the shelves of books.


6th June

(C) David Oakes 2018

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Unlikely


Not just unlikely but highly likely to be impossible!

When is a Door not a Door…..when its a Jar. But in this case the door is an architectural fake…. a solid wall painted to look like a door.  In fact it is one of several on this stable block that have been painted to match a couple of real doors.

Just a suggestion and a little bit of fun for this weeks Photo Challenge.

See others on this link:- via Photo Challenge: Unlikely

2nd May

(C) David Oakes 2018