It had to Change……


A day that never woke up…. not one thing or the other.  After so many days of crystal clear blue skies, todays grey cloud was not that encouraging. But so far it hasn’t rained.

Even though the weather remained monotone the Bluebells still gave some colour to an otherwise  drab day.



Buster found his own patch of blue….not Bluebells but a mass of Forget me Not.

Makes a change…


We passed  very few folk out exercising today….   this downturn in the weather has not only discouraged  many, but also taken off those smiles that have been so obvious, smiles that have made the traumas of the past few weeks just that little bit easier to bare and share.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other 

27th April

(C) David Oakes 2020




Spanish Magic…….


Alhambra, Granada of the Moors, Spain

A really magical place.  I defy anyone who visits this vast complex of Palaces, Places of Worship, Gardens and Waterways not to be overpowered by their beauty and complexity.

At every twist and turn, on passing through endless doorways, to rooms, along passages that guide you from one dramatic view to perhaps an intricate decorated room, you will find a new experience to marvel and enjoy.

One thing is for sure, how ever much you have been told about the Alhambra, how ever much pre-trip  research you do, it will never be enough.  Your camera will click away, you will miss much as there is so much…and then once you are home and try to select just one image from so many iconic views, you will find it tough.  This is mine.

For centuries and across many culture the Alhambra has survived…..

……  It will survive again, after all the current trauma is over

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other