Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge….. Numbers


McDonalds always insist that they are No.1……. It would seem that is not so ! 

Just a humorous take on this weeks Cee’s B&W Challenge topic…. Anything with numbers.

Nor could I resist these Sale items….


Has the Bottom fallen out of the Knicker market ?

You can find Cee’s blog here:- https://ceenphotography.com/2019/10/31/cbw-photo-challenge-numbers-anything-with-numbers-on-it-2/


31st October

(C) David Oakes 2019


October comes to and end….yet Autumn has just arrived


A Sweet Chestnut Tree, Derbyshire

(we have known this tree for well over 30 years and it has always been as this jaunty angle -despite many gales)

You might think that autumn has arrived….. well it has in some ways.  The seasonal change to autumnal gold and browns was very late starting this year.  I suppose we shouldn’t be that surprised,  for the past few years autumn has been slipping further into October and overlapping into November.  There was a time when I would confidently book trips to autumn ‘hot spots’ but that is no longer possible, one has to play the ‘wait and see’ game.

So here we are the last day of October.  Certainly there is more golden colours showing across the woods but the prevalent colour is still green, all be it a much lighter bright green than earlier in the month.  So lets take a stroll together…


On a sunny day like this it just makes our woodland walk all the more beautiful…something to remember over the coming winter months.


31st October

(C) David Oakes 2019


Cees Fun Foto Challenge…. Green


The Green Spirits of the Aurora Borealis

Cees Fun Foto Challenge stated Green as the subject for this week.  Hope you like my choice of green.

The link to Cees Blog is :- https://ceenphotography.com/2019/10/29/cees-fun-foto-challenge-green/


29th October

(C) David Oakes 2019

It cannot be real….. Another great Autumnal Day


Granddad..  where have all the conkers gone?  True not a conker to be seen.  I guess yesterdays sunshine is to blame with lots of other kids out seeking some of autumns treasures.

But is was great to be out and about again.  But still lots to do for a little boy with lots of trees about….. yep, Ewan did what just about every boy loves to do – climb trees


But a little lads energy eventually faded and the message came across loud and clear


Hurry up Granddad, I need a drink and a biscuit….and Buster would like one too.

29th October

(C) David Oakes 2019