Cees Fun Foto Challenge – V

Kew

The Victorian Pavilion undergoing renovation at Kew

V for Victorian….so I guess the Victorian Glass house, known as the Temperate House, located in the world famous Kew Botanical Gardens fits the bill.  Photographed at the start of an extensive restoration  programmethat will ensure the Pavilion will stand for another century or two. It is due to re-open in all its new glory sometime in 2018

Go and see what others have suggested for the topic of V  at this link :-

https://ceenphotography.com/2018/01/16/cees-fun-foto-challenge-letter-v-needs-to-start-with-v-and-have-at-least-6-letters/     

 

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17th January

(C) David Oakes 2018

 

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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

Moody Monday… Monday so is it Wash Day

Crail, Fife

Before Tumble Driers….

There was a time, and not that long ago, when Monday by tradition was Washing Day.  Never was quite sure why a Monday had been defined for the ‘weekly’ washing of the family clothes…but it was.  Gardens and streets, courtyards and vacant places had a clothes line with cloths hopefully drying in the fresh air.

Perhaps it is a tradition that some households still maintain. But with washing machines and tumble driers, not to mention launderettes and washing services,  a washing line is not necessarily an essential.  Nor perhaps does it fit with 21st century life styles.

But this Monday morning it is pouring with rain, so little point in following tradition…even if one wanted too.  Little chance of the clothes drying in the wind today.

Funny how life changes…..I suppose that is progress

15th January

(C) David Oakes 2018

A Vision…Of things to Come

Snowdrops

Snowdrops….

Despite the cold seasonal weather we, in our small part of the UK,  have managed to stay clear of the snows.  The ground is wet and the soil dark sticky brown….. yet despite that bright green shoots of bulbs have broken through to the daylight…and many of those green shoots are or rather will be Snowdrops.

Obviously someway off flowering but a never the less a very hopeful sign of Spring.

30th December

(C) David Oakes 2017