Homeward Bound…..for the New Year


Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound as we should all be on New Years Eve….home in time for your Celebrations with those you love.

It is still rather magical to think that some parts of the World it is already the New Year, yep 2016 already, whilst here it is still 6 hours away and some places have to wait even longer before we are all in the NEW Year

31st December

(C) David Oakes 2015 (the last post of the year)

I must Say Thank You….

I really must say Thank You….Yes, Thank You all who have visited my Blog, liked and also found the time to comment.

Those nice people at WordPress Admin have sent through the Annual Report.  It tells me where people are from who visit, the most popular post, who has made the most comments and much, much more. There have been one or two surprises…..for example…


This was the most liked/viewed image from 2015…..which I found as quite a surprise.

First published on April 4th to mark Easter Sunday.

I will digest the analysis of stats and do my best to bring you more of the items that you appreciated most.

Meantime again Thank You for visiting so regularly

30th December

(C) David Oakes 2015

Blue Sparkle for a Change..


Stanton Moor, December 29th

After what has seemed endless weeks of rain, wind, grey days with just the occasional bright spell, today was a revelation…wall to wall blue sky and a sun that would do any day proud…..and for late December a real bonus.

By this time in December most years these moors at Stanton would either have been covered with frost or snow. Not this year…true the greens of the grass have faded somewhat and the bracken has fallen back but the Silver Birch can still be relied upon for some winter colours. Whilst the day looked cold and despite a continual South Westerly wind the day actually felt warmer than some of summers days on the moor.

Walking through the old heather beds across a sunny moor is not a bad way to spend a December day.

29th December

(C) David Oakes 2015