Goodbye to 2018…. another Year gone in a Flash

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Sundown over Morecambe Bay Sands, Lancashire

It is goodbye to another year that has just flown bye and disappeared into our History.

Like most years it will have been a mix of the good and perhaps at times bad … lets just choose to remember all those good moments as they make the best memories.

31st January

(C) David Oakes

Silent Sunday…. So Off to Church


Wells Cathedral

It is nearly the end of the year so I guess like many folk I have started looking back and recalling all the good times (and some not so good) over 2018.

So to complete my year of Silent Sundays I thought that I would share again one of the ‘Church’s’ …  well a Cathedral really, that left the most lasting impression over the year for me.

Built between 1175 and 1490 it is a dramatic piece of Religious Architecture both within the Cathedral and outside.  The interior is remarkably modern in appearance, dramatic columns and arches supporting an all encasing high ceiling.

Now forgive me I am cheating here……  But to see much more of this wonderful Cathedral just click on my link to my original posting from way back in the summer when days were long, hot and sunny.

You may well agree that it is a Cathedral well worth revisiting.

30th December

(C) David Oakes 2018


Early Morning……. on a Low Tide


Wyre Estuary, Lancashire Coast

As the tide falls away exposing acres of soft mud the waders and a solitary Heron move in for an early morning feast….. for the observer it is not just the beauty of the occasion but the sound that echoes across the mud flats…the sound of mainly happy birds with just the odd squabble over a sand worm.

If this was a Black & White image  (which it very nearly is) I would have suggested it for this weeks Cee’s B&W Challenge- All about Nature.. details on this link:-

29th December

(C) David Oakes 2018



Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge… All about Nature

On The Horns of a Dilemma

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Billy Goat Gruff


Highland Bull


Red Deer Stag

My suggestions for this weeks Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge.

Pop along to this site via the link to find out more:-


28th December

(C) David Oakes 2018