Lens – Artists Challenge # Seasonal


I have selected only one image with which to illustrate Lens-Artists Challenge #24 – SEASONAL.

Why only one image.  Well today is the 16th of December, nearly the winter solstice.  Up until a very few years ago by this time in December snow would have made not just an appearance but made us very aware of its presence. The above image was take some 4 years ago (it is in colour not monotone) and the very last occasion of snow in early December.

I guess with the recent Global Conference on Climate Change and its warnings you could perhaps say those changes are very much with us. Certainly none of our seasons, in this small part of the UK have followed the usual seasonal character’s or patterns.

So have some more fun and pop along to this link to see what others have suggested for this weeks challenge:-




 16th December

(C) David Oakes 2018


It’s Cyclamen Time again….


It is that time of year again when we start to bring some outdoor colour into our homes….   and top of that list must be the Cyclamen….. and just like many other folk we are suckers for these floral wonders.

3rd November

(C) David Oakes 2017

Still away to go……

Beech Woods

The beech and Oak woodlands are still green and showing few, if any, signs that autumn is on the way.  Whilst we will celebrate autumns colours that will eventually arrive it is the vibrancy and the changes in hue of the greens over the season that I really enjoy…..and after a rain shower that refreshes the woodland they look magnificent and that equally fresh woodland smell lingers long in the memory.

8th September

(C) David Oakes 2017