A Single Flower…… Cees Fun Foto Challenge


The first of our Day Lilies flowered today….. a rather dull day, so they helped add some brightness to a dark corner of the garden.

So as Cee has nominated a Single Flower as the subject for this weeks Fun Foto Challenge I thought why not recognise what I hope will be the first of many more Lilies.

You can join in the fun on this link :-



New life in the garden, a little hope in a strange world…so

Please Remember ….

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

16th June

(C) David Oakes 2020

Cees Fun Foto Challenge…. Look up


Heage 6 Sail Windmill, Derbyshire

Windmills were common over most of our countryside.  Wind power to grind grains to  make Flour or perhaps to  pump water in wetland areas. Today they are magical features evoking nostalgic memories of days and a way of life long gone….

Marsh Mill, Thornton, Lancashire. L

A 4 Sail Windmill, Marsh Mill, Thornton, Lancashire

Today we cover the same landscape with another form of windmill which we now call Turbines….and I guess the only real difference (apart from that these are used to generate electricity) is that we group them together in what we call ‘Wind Farms’….. maybe that is to add some romance to these modern triffids….


Hopton, Derbyshire

(look carefully and you can see the remains of a stump of ‘proper’ windmill)

My response to this weeks Fun Foto Challenge from Cee.  The link to her Blog is :-


Why not join in and have some fotographic fun


10th March

(C) David Oakes 2020

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge…… Autumn Scenes


Autumn Gold…

Cee’s Topic for this weeks Fun Foto Challenge is Autumn Scenes…. use the archives is the suggestion.  Well as we are now in a wet, dark rather miserable and wintery February, the archives it is.  A rather nice excuse to remember those golden days of autumn…. so here are a few more….



So why not join in the fun…The Link to Cee’s Blog is here :-




4th February

(C) David Oakes 2020

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge ….. Summer Scenes


Mevagissey, Cornwall

This Weeks Fun Foto Challenge- Summer Scenes,  gives me an excuse to look forward to summer days and take a visually escape from these damp dark winter

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22nd January

(C) David Oakes 2020



Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge…. One Colour


Green…… is the Colour

Cee’s Challenge was the use of a single colour (and or Hue)….   so I selected green.

And some fantastic leaves


I hope you like, and if you want to join in pop along to Cee’s Blog page:-



18th December

(C) David Oakes 2019