Will the Summer Return…..

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Bedruthan Beach, Cornwall

Our helter-skelter summer weather seems to be more down than up.  I would love a day on the beach.  So it is very much in hope that our real summer will return soon….. but who knows, not I.

17th August

(C) David Oakes 2019

 

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Flippant Friday…….Not just Odds and Ends

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An Eclectic Mix….

Now Madam….. do you want a Ball Gown or this Tea Pot ?

16th August

(C) David Oakes 2019

Cees Fun Foto Challenge – Trees

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I love the skeletons of winters trees…whilst they may be dormant (not dead.. just sleeping) they do give life to the bleak winter woodlands.

But I need to fast forward quite a few months to get to my favourite time for trees,  that of course is autumn.  We know it is near the end of the seasonal cycle but they pass through these autumnal months with one of there most colourful displays.  Full leaf, then a touch of gold, through to bold brash golds and reds, then back to bare branches and a woodland floor carpet with golden brown leaves.  Waving goodbye….. whilst very positively saying wait till next year and we will do it all again.

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Well that’s is my contribution to this weeks Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.  I needed little encouragement to join in with the topic of Trees.

This is the link for Cee’s Blog:-

https://ceenphotography.com/2019/08/13/cees-fun-foto-challenge-trees/

Have some fun and join in

14th August

(C) David Oakes 2019

Cees Fun Foto Challenge – Gardens

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Biddulph Gardens, Staffordshire

For this weeks Fun Foto Challenge Cee has suggested “Gardens’ as the topic.  So I guess I could take you on a mini world garden tour…..but a tour with a difference as it will all take place in one small location in Staffordshire,  middle England.

Behind a large sombre Victoria mansion can be found this rather special garden.  Built for James Bateman a wealthy Victorian Industrialist the garden was designed to mirror his world interests. China, Egypt, India, Switzerland and the many regions of the UK are all represented in an eclectic mix but a mix sure to delight any visitor.

Pop over to Cees Blog to see more from others, the link is here:-

https://ceenphotography.com/2019/08/06/cees-fun-foto-challenge-gardens-2/

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8th August

(C) David Oakes 2019