Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. Flowing Water

Ystradfellte Fall, Brecon Beacons, South Wales
Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge this week is Flowing Water so here are two suggestions for the week.   You can see more on this link:- 


16th November

(C) David Oakes 2018

Time for the Oak to Glow….

Golden Glow of the Autumn Oak

For Several weeks now the Beech Tree’s have been the colour star of our autumn…but overnight on Wednesday they dropped there leaves on mass. So step forward centre stage the Oak. The Oak is the last in our woodlands to adopt its autumn colour and the last to drop any leaves.  In fact some varieties of Oak hold onto the golden leaves that turn a rich brown until spring…those leaves act as protection for the new buds that are forming, once those buds start to swell in spring they will push off those leaves

So for now lets just enjoy those richer glows of the Oak, in a woodland that is becoming increasingly bare. The late afternoon sun was so enticing that we set off for the last walk of the day.  The sun of course was low, casting long shadows, and by the end of the walk as dusk fell, the evening glow lit up the high tops in its own warm glow.

So join us on the afternoon stroll…

Then turning our backs on the woods we basked in the last of the afternoons light, a bright finish to what may well be the last of these fabulous autumn days…

16 November

(C) David Oakes 2018