Moody Blues for Moody Monday


Our First Iris….

Well we have Snowdrops and now we have some wonderful Dwarf Iris – Katherine Hodgkin – but so far our Crocus have failed to turn up….just the hint of the odd green tip.  No doubt they will catch up in the seasonal cycle eventually.

Now these Iris may be blue but I trust they will add a little cheer to this Monday, a fresh start to a new week.  A new week where the forecasters seem rather vague…..Unseasonably warm, Unpredictable – but Wet and Windy…at times.

I guess we just have to wait and see…..Have great week.

20th February

(C) 2017


Moody Monday…….Far Horizons


Disc One

Big Skies and Far Horizons……

…..and an ever present ‘breeze’ !

A  rocky headland just south of Scourie at Stac a’ Mhill Dheirg.  Wild but great views across looking south to Quinag and the mountain massives of Assynt in the Northwest Scottish Highlands.

On a moody day it is just magnificent, wild yet at the same time spiritually moving.

19th September

(C) David Oakes 2016

Wise Head……on Young Shoulders


I am in a bit of a reflective mood today (well we do come to the end of another year) and I got to wondering just how this little fellow was getting on.  We named him Snowy and he had been injured. Luck was on his side and he was rescued and found himself in safe hands at an Owl Sanctuary for treatment and recuperation. He seemed quite placid and at ease with his surroundings and recovering well.  It would be some time before they would know if he could return to the wild…..I do hope he did.

29th December

© David Oakes 2013