Wordless Wednesday….Another Favourite Place


Location:- Well this week it is not one location but a whole Scottish Glen

(and as its is not one location I need to break my Wordless Wednesday rule)

Kilmartin Glen, situated south of Oban in Argyll. The whole glen is littered with Neolithic and Bronze Age remains.  Standing Stones, Henge’s, Cists and Burial Mounds. An important location in Scotland’s very ancient history.

The stone above is at Nether Largie,  a group of  three pairs of standing stones with ‘cup and ring’ marks make this for me most definitely a Favourite Place  Glen.

19th September

(C) David Oakes 2018


Wordless Wednesday…and Another Favourite Place


Location:- Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders on Scotland’s East Coast

5th September

(C) David Oakes 2018

CEES B&W Photo Challenge…. Sculptures, Carvings and the like!


The MacMillan Cross, Kilmory

I thought that these carved Celtic stones would give a different slant to this weeks challenge. The large MacMillan Cross is the largest in this collection that has been assembled here in Kilmory Knap Church.  The Church dates back to 13th century and the Cross to 15th century.

All the stones that make up this collection have come from the surrounding area, some pre date the Church, all are skilfully carved and now thankfully protected in this Church which itself is a protected building.

Kilmory Knap Church can be found on the Knapdale Peninsula, Argyll, Scotland

Just a suggestion for this weeks Cee’s B&W Challenge.

Join in at :- https://ceenphotography.com/2018/08/23/cees-blackwhitephotochallenge-sculptures-statues-carvings/


25th August

(C) David Oakes 2018

Changeable ……


The Harbour Light, Anstruther, Fife, Scotland

With the weather being so changeable over the past two days and indications are that it will be like that for the rest of the week, I thought this might be a suitable image.

Taken about 4 years ago in very similar weather conditions.  You could see the different waves of weather approaching across the Firth of Forth…. and the speed of change was quite something to see. Sunny, then cloudy, sunny, then rain and once again back to sun.

Oh! the joys of a normal British summer!

14th August

(C) David Oakes 2018


Saturday Quandary……


The River Dee at Braemar, Scotland.

We have had some rain…not a lot!  But the weather forecast for the weekend is rather dire with Storm Debby on the way.  What isn’t certain is the course she will take which means that for some of us across the UK a shower or two, others torrential downpours and a few will escape with nothing at all.

So I thought that this image, taken a couple of years ago,  of an approaching storm over Royal Deeside was perhaps appropriate for this weekend.

11th August

(C) David Oakes 2018