Wordless Wednesday……. Another Favourite Place


Location:- Watendlath Beck, Thwaite Footbridge, Ashness Woods, Borrowdale, Cumbria.

20th March

(C) David Oakes 2019


On the Thames…..


Henley on Thames

This image takes me back a few years to when we were putting a new boat through its paces.  It was a very smart Dutch Barge called Lagom, luxuriously fitted out inside and handled like a dream.

It wasn’t the best of days for a photoshoot , the Thames here at Henley was running high and fast and the skies overcast.  Luckily we did get the odd break through of sunshine…… but not a bad day for March.  In a few weeks time those empty moorings would be packed tight with boats.   At least we managed to get some good result, so one very satisfied Editor (who was also having lots of fun playing Skipper for the day).

19th March

(C) David Oakes 2019


Spring’s Colourful Spotlight……


Our First Tulip..

After many dark days in the garden over the past few months Spring is now shinning its spotlight creating some startling colour hotspots.

Hardy larger Daffodils are now being replaces by there more delicate cousin the Narcissus, whilst Forsythia is not going to be out done on the yellow front…

The Mahonia who’s hardy dark green leaves have shrugged off the heavy rains are now adding their own startlingly red vibrance…  contrasting with the more subtle shades of the early Pink Blossom’s



18th March

(C) David Oakes 2019