Murphy’s Law……


An Early Start, as the Sun came up, Allestree Lake, Derbyshire

We had our first frost last night.  Only a light frost which soon vanished as the sun broke the horizon.  The outlook was for a day of blue skies and bright autumnal sunshine.  But Murphy’s Law dictated that after so many dark days, that the first perfect autumn day came with an agenda that prevented us taking advantage of this fantastic weather break.

So maybe a very quick  walk round the Lake could be squeezed in.   The Lake,  still much in shadow as the sun broke the treeline was looking dark and mysterious.


It didn’t come as a complete surprise as yesterday evening the skies started to clear banishing the clouds and welcoming the stars.

_DSC9293_00001qqq  So on with the fleece and off for a short, brisk and invigorating walk to set one up for tackling the days diary..

There were also two sides to the Lake this morning.   One for the Mallards who were still just enjoying a quiet lazy start….


On the opposite bank, the Black Headed Gulls were in a feeding frenzy for the first morsels of the morning…


So with a last look and a deep breath of fresh air it was off to do battle with the rest of the day.

_DSC9310_00018qqq No matter what your day has instore for you….

Please Remember ….

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

4th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday……. A Favourite Place


They say that it is “Better to Travel than to Arrive”……..  well I guess I know what they mean, the journey is all important. Sometime a pause on route is a real bonus.

The image above is of The Isle of Mull, a very favourite place of ours.  Mull is an island of the North West Coast of Scotland, only a short Ferry ride away, but it is like embarking on an adventure to a very distance land.

But where the photograph was taken from is equally as important to us.  Ledaig Beach, just north of Oban.  We always spend some days here before.  Those days build the magic of both the moment and the destination.

Glad to be here, yet full of anticipation of what is to come.

What ever lies ahead of us all…..

Please Remember ….

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

4th November

(C) David Oakes 2020