…..and Autumn just goes on and on


Lots of autumnal colours in and around the woods.  This Redwood always has a spectacular trunk but the foliage is a cause of some concern.  Possible the exceptionally dry hot summer has taken its toll as the foliage is all dry and brittle….I hope it recovers as we would miss this giant


Yesterday, Sunday did start damp and dark.. but there were signs that sun would soon grace us with its presence.  It did and despite a breeze the temperature rose to 15c….now for November that is just not right. But the colours of autumn that we have waited for are now all about….

Cannot be long before we say goodbye to those colourful leaves of autumn


12th November

(C) David Oakes 2018


My Way of Remembering…..


An Image taken today…at the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month… 2018

I am rather pleased that my favourite Silver Birch has hung onto its leaves for so long this autumn….somehow seemed so right this special year.

11th November

(C) David Oakes 2018

A Very Silent Sunday….. Remembrance Sunday


The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month….

A historic and very significant year to remember…1918 and now 2018.  So many places from Schools, Village Greens or Government Offices, like the one above in Gibraltar, people have shown there own and different ways to Remember those lost in conflict.

Freedom is never free…it always has a cost.

In this world we live in today we still don’t seem to have learned the lessons of the past…we live with violence and hatred, suffering and famine and leaderships that are unstable and bigoted.

Please let there be Peace

11th November

(C) David Oakes 2018