Wordless Wednesday….. A Favourite Place


Location:-   Balmoral, Scotland.  One of Queen Victoria’s favourite places.  The Castle she had built is also a favourite of our Queen Elizabeth.

4th September

(C) David Oakes 2019


Weather Warnings…….


Barns Ness Lighthouse, East Lothian, Scotland

” Red Sky at Night Sailors Delight…Red Sky in the morning Sailors Warning. “

An old weather rhyme that is often quoted today.  You can of course substitute Shepherds for Sailor for land lubbers.

I suppose by and large our Forecaster get their weather predictions more right than wrong.  Which is a worry as sever weather is again the warning from late Friday and thru the weekend.

As for the image above, which I captured many moons ago, I cannot recall if this is a sunset or sunrise.  I recall it was around mid summer and this lighthouse protrudes into the North Sea and if you are up and about you can catch both the down and up of the sun.

9th August

(C) David Oakes 2019

Moody Monday….. A Dreich Day in the Torridons


Monday is rather moody after the storms that followed our heatwave.  I recall many similar days in the Torridons of the West Highlands of Scotland….. a lovely dramatic area, one I love so much, despite the ‘dreich’ weather.  Yes, there is a word used in Scotland to describe such a damp, dark miserable day, often stormy….. so on a moody Monday I guess its a fitting description – Dreich

29th July

(c) David Oakes 2019