The Wonder of Blue…


Oh, Yes we DID !

Yep, it took us by surprise but we did have just a brief interlude with a Blue Sky.

Not that it lasted long….but reassuring all the same.

24th March

(C) David Oakes 2018



Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge


A Handsome Chappie

A rather handsome Herdwick Ram….. caught in a rather placid mood a couple of months before he was called to duty….no doubt there will be a few more handsome Hardwick’s wandering the Lakeland Fells.

Thought that he was an ideal candidate for this weeks Cees B & W Challenge on the topic of ‘heads’

You can see other submissions on this link:-

Ban W Cee

23rd March

(C) David Oakes 2018

Photo Challenge: Favorite Place


Dawn over Derwent Water, looking towards Skiddaw

The English Lake District, Cumbria

This weeks topic is you Favourite Place.  Now I find that incredible hard to isolate just one place….it is so difficult that every Wednesday I have for a number of years posted “Wordless Wednesday – Another Favourite Place”  and after some 4 years I have not run out of either a favourite place to share with you…. or discovered somewhere new that has made a big impression on me and demanding a return visit. All have made lasting impressions for all sorts of individual reasons.

So trying to pick just one I opted for an early morning, as dawn breaks and cloud lifts of Derwent Water revealing the mountains of Skiddaw beyond…. and that is a tough choice as the English Lake District in the county of Cumbria could produce many more Favourite Places.   But at dawn Derwent Water is a very peaceful place to be.

So this is my submission for this weeks Challenge.  You can see what others have suggested on this link:-

via Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

Should you feel inclined click on my Blog every Wednesday where I can share for more of my Favourite Places….. I hope they may inspire you to visit some of them.

22nd March

(C) David Oakes 2018

Its Official…Its Spring



20th March…at last the Spring Equinox, so officially it is the start of Spring. 


New life is starting to appear and before long everything will burst out of its winter hibernation in a rush of green and golden yellow soon to be followed by a multitude of rainbow colours.

That’s the good news for the day….. and whilst the sun IS shinning at the moment I don’t think it will be with us for long

20th March

(C) David Oakes 2018