Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Eyes


The Eyes have it…. Children’s eyes are nearly always direct, sometime inquisitive more often just relaxed anxious not to miss a trick.

But have you noticed with adults, even when in discussion with someone, eye contact wonders and is limited.

Animals, on the other hand, it is the eyes that make contact lock-on and observe. Even when they move to the periphery the eye, even if its only one eye, it has you fixed in its stare…

 Well that is my contribution to this weeks Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge -eyes. The link to Cee’s Blog is here:-



2nd May

(C) David Oakes 2019

May Day… a New Month


Yesterday was the 1st of May.  A new month as we speed towards mid- summer.

It was also a rather beautiful day. OK a misty start but the sun soon drove it away leaving a blue sky with some fair weather clouds. With temperatures reaching 17c there could be no complaints.


Wild Garlic has started to flourish, swamping out Bluebells.  On the Lake new life was taking to the waters whilst others just preferred to stand and stare. In the garden the Tulips were putting on a brave fight to last another day whilst the Clematis is just getting up steam for a massed display.  So it might have been a misty start but it was a perfect spring day to welcome in the new month…

That is all good news….but the bad is that the weather forecast is a warning of arctic winds and rains planning to spoil the show.

2nd May

(C) David Oakes 2019