CCS B&W Photo Challenge – Open Topic


Anstruther on the Firth of Forth, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland

I caught this image between heavy showers on the edge of the Firth of Forth. Clouds threatening more rain but a welcome blast of sunshine to temporarily lift the spirits. I thought I would leave the red life saver to add a touch of drama.

I also chose this image as it is also typical of the weather that we are currently “enjoying” in our part of the UK.  It is my suggestion for this weeks Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge.

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13th June

(C) David Oakes 2019


At last a Lull in the Weather…….


A Calm by the Lake

It was with some relief that we managed a dry(ish) walk yesterday…there was a rather quite lull between the heavy rains and yesterdays wind, welcome and for a couple of hours.  It was an opportunity not to be missed, a refreshing spell in the outdoors.

The meadows and wildflowers have had rather a beating but the wild Foxgloves do seem robust enough to withstand the worst…. I guess they are also one of my favourite flowers to encounter in the countryside. With the vegetation being so lush it is not so surprising that the rains have made there mark…as for this field gate I guess it is going to be some time before it can swing closed…. it is a good job that right now it is only meadows flowers that it would be protecting


Now it just remains to dry off the boots 🙂

13th June

(C) David Oakes 2019