Who Turned the Lights On ?..


After several dull day grey days (too many for my liking) this morning was a dramatic change…   it was just as if someone had turned the lights on!  


Indeed what a change.  The sun is now low and getting lower with each day.  Long dark shadows add to the vibrance of the day and those fast emerging autumn colours.


Golden leaves have started to make a rich carpet, a carpet that can only get thicker over the next few days. Then a wind will come and sweep them away to nothing. 

Buster is never that impressed with autumn’s leaves.  I always associated the fallen leaves with little boys  running through them, kicking them high and wide.  None too sure that kids have fun that way anymore…as for Buster, running through leaves isn’t for him…


It has been a bonus sunny autumnal day.  But at the close of play this evening, dark clouds have arrived, whilst the sun has one last blast of light to bestow on the Poplar that has yet to loose its leaves…


We will see what tomorrow will bring us…  we cannot choose…. so whatever the weather…

Please Remember ….

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

22nd October

(C) David Oakes 2020



October in the Highlands


Loch Maree, Torridon, Scotland

Winter had still to arrive in this part of North West Scotland so we were still enjoying some rather grand weather in the mountains in mid October.  The heather had long gone, bracken browning and the surrounds still rather lush.

Tourist had all but vanished so we enjoyed a peaceful tour allowing us to pause at will in locations like this.

Expansive views along Loch Maree with the mighty Slioch, touched by cloud, on the edge of the Torridon Range and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

Found memories of some magical Scottish October days…

Please Remember ….

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

22nd October

(C) David Oakes 2020