Cold Outside….but only a flurry of Snow


The thermometer read minus 2c…it was cold and indeed overnight there had been a very light flurry of snow. Yep…it was cold so not surprising the birds made a bee line for the Feeders.

Mainly Blue Tits but also Great, Coal and Long tailed Tits, a few Buntings and a lonely Greater Spotted Woodpecker.  All great fun to watch the acrobatics whilst trying not to disturb them….in the cold they need the food.


On such a cold and very dull day they added some sparkle to the morning.

31st January

(C) David Oakes 2019



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Rainbow Colours


Rostock, Germany

Colourful Street Frontages make even a sunny day…. even brighter.


Now that we are about to start another month then Easter cannot be far away….

So its might be time to start making your Easter Bonnet!   Your starter kit is here.


Two ideas for Cee’s Colourful Fun Foto Challenge. The link is here:-

Have fun and join in….

30th January

(C) David Oakes 2019





Winter is not my favourite season of the year….but even so it does have some high spots.

For me a walk through a Beech Wood in winter is rather magical….it is all those skeletons.  Some tall and straight, some rather bent, no matter which, a winter skeleton takes some beating….. even wind damage takes on a different look. It does help when last years leaves still grace the woodland floor, somehow the wind seems unable to do more that make minor adjustments to leaf mosaic.  The whole wood-scape takes on a new persona


29th January

(C) David Oakes 2019