A Splash of Colour…….

PanziesWinter Pansies….

Despite the cold, the frosts, the wild winds and of course what has at time seemed like endless rain….our Winter Flowering Pansies are flourishing…..tempting us with the colours of Spring that are to come.

16th January

(C) David Oakes 2018


DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Weathered (2)

Weathered Wall

A Weathered Wall….

Solid, standing the test of time and enduring all that the weather can throw at it.

Just another suggestion for this weeks DP Photo Challenge and the topic of weathered.

This link will take you to see what others have suggested:-


13th January

(C) David Oakes 2018

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Corners

Holkham Hall

The Marble Hall, Holkham Hall, Norfolk

There are plenty of corners, curves and angles (and a few hidey holes) in the majestic Marble Hall.  It really is spectacular and a photo does little to show the true scale…..even a Grand Piano tucked away in one corner looks rather small.

Just thought that this would be a good submission for this weeks Black & White Photo Challenge – CORNERS

See what others have suggested on this link :-


Ban W Cee

12th January

(C) David Oakes 2018

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – Weathered


In need of  Love and Care….

It is a few years since I was in Laugharne, South Wales and became intrigued with this antiquarian Bookshop.  It was in need of some love and care….but then again maybe not!  After all if it had been brisk and bright I may just have passed it bye, as it was I couldn’t resist both a photo and a peak inside.

Just an idea for this weeks DP Photo Challenge – Weathered.

You can see what others have suggested on this link:-



11th January

(C) David Oakes 2018