Sunday Stills Challenge – Furry and Feathered Friends


In Safe Hands…

Here is a still from the achieves…  Buster (who isn’t that small) in a well sculptured pair of Giant Hands.

Just thought that this might appeal in the this Sundays Challenge.

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10th June

(C) David Oakes 2018

Inside….. Looking Out



Buttercups beyond the Gate

I guess this has been a typical early Summer’s week.  Sunshine, a little cloud at times but so far no rain. Yesterday was a sunny day and hot! So making a change from walking the meadows we headed for a shady woodland walk.

Boy! how the tree’s have filled out, the leaf canopy casting dark shadows.  But that created its own magic.  Views from inside outwards gave contrasting images of the yellow buttercup filled fields, looking up you had all the contrast of the leaves filtering the sun and towards the end of our walk those fields gave way to water, still and quiet…the only sound being that of the birds….

In the hedgerow the Dog Roses are now in flower, wild they may be but as dainty and beautiful as any cultivated rose…



Butterflies seem much more prolific this year (there have been several poor years and concerns of losses) and the meadows were full of activity….but the special one for us was this Small Blue, no bigger than my thumb nail, small but incredibly fast…


Always grateful for a summers woodland walk and indeed it was the perfect day…  by the time we got back to the stable block the late afternoon sun was lower and added an extra glow to the red bricks of this rather special building…


8th June

(C) David Oakes 2018