Flippant Friday…….Not just Odds and Ends


An Eclectic Mix….

Now Madam….. do you want a Ball Gown or this Tea Pot ?

16th August

(C) David Oakes 2019


Cees Fun Foto Challenge – Trees


I love the skeletons of winters trees…whilst they may be dormant (not dead.. just sleeping) they do give life to the bleak winter woodlands.

But I need to fast forward quite a few months to get to my favourite time for trees,  that of course is autumn.  We know it is near the end of the seasonal cycle but they pass through these autumnal months with one of there most colourful displays.  Full leaf, then a touch of gold, through to bold brash golds and reds, then back to bare branches and a woodland floor carpet with golden brown leaves.  Waving goodbye….. whilst very positively saying wait till next year and we will do it all again.


Well that’s is my contribution to this weeks Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.  I needed little encouragement to join in with the topic of Trees.

This is the link for Cee’s Blog:-


Have some fun and join in

14th August

(C) David Oakes 2019

A Year Ago….. Time to make another visit


Heather Time on the Moors

Looking back in the diary, I am reminded that it is now that the Heather starts to turn, turn into many shades of mauve and purple, giving our moors an entirely different feel.  Time to make another trip to enjoy the fragrance and colour… and to say hello again to the woolly residents.

13th August

(C) David Oakes 2019