WP Weekly Photo Challenge….Transformation

via Photo Challenge: Transformation   

Fishermens Huts, Lindisfarne

Ultimate re-cycling…

A favourite image of a favourite location.  When some old wooden Fishing Boats can no longer go to sea…you simply upturn them , make a door and you transform them into Fishermen’s sheds.

These old boats are at Lindisfarne on Holy Island, Northumberland.

The ultimate recycling transformation and my suggestion for this weeks WP Photo Challenge.

You can see what others have submitted for the challenge on:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/transformation/

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2017


Strange Seasonal Weather


Hanging On…..!

It has indeed been a strange year for seasonal weather, everything seems to have drifted, and at times, merged together. Yesterdays gales, by rights, should have stripped the trees of all their leaves but not in this part of the woods.  It is a sycamore stand and rather exposed to the weather but at first glance you could mistake this image as one from the spring.    It is only on taking a closer look that you see the leaves are yellow and not spring green. I would in a normal year suggest that the sycamore was one to drop the leaves early but not this year.

23rd November

(C) David Oakes 2017

May be Dank…..


A Dank Day…

Dank is a Scottish phrase my mother always used to describe days like today.  Dark, damp and miserable….one of those days where the damp seems to creep into your very bones.

So dank today that I didn’t bother slinging the camera over my shoulder.  So here is a shot with my not so smart, smart phone.  Just couldn’t resist the shade and reflections on the lake from the overhanging Beech tree.

21st November

(C) David Oakes 2017


WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Experimental (2)


From Little Acorns…Great Oak’s Grow

I thought I would add this image to this week WP Photo Challenge – Experimental.

Three years ago we collected a few Acorns.  The following spring one of those acorns had produced a sprout, so we potted it up.  Now after those three years we can brag about a new Oak tree in the making….all be it only 15 inches high.  Now it has reached another autumn and the leaves have turned that golden brown, so just so long as it survives the coming winter, we hope that given time, it will be come a Great Oak.

Just a last minute suggestion for the WP Photo Challenge of Experimental.

See what others have suggested on this link:- https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/experimental/

21st November

(C) David Oakes 2017