Cee’s Black & White Challenge (CBWC)….. Flowers

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A montage of flowers for this week’s Black & White Challenge.

I also hope Cee will accept the next submission which is a bit of a cheat…. but is a natural Black & White..

Dahlia White Star

As always, it’s a fun challenge again this week.  So why not join in.  The link to Cees Blog is here :- https://ceenphotography.com/2022/05/12/cbwc-flower/

Have fun but also…….

Please Remember ….

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

13th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

Thoughtful Moment……

YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

Ewe and me…

I always pondered upon what this Yorkshire Ewe was thinking.  

This Art installation was at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and is the work of Henry Spencer Moore.  

If I recall correctly, this piece was simply called ‘Oval with Points’.

Not sure what the Ewe envisaged, and I also wonder what you see in the Sculpture…..  I still have the impression that this is a pair of Otters in a tender moment.

Art, many say, is thought provoking…  your thoughts welcome.

Friday again….. another week vanished into history. But a weekend ahead and I hope time to relax.

As always……

Please Remember ….

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

13th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

 

Cees Black & White Challenge (CBWC)…. The Side of Things!

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Wells Cathedral in evening light…..  an intricate side of a fabulous Historic building.  Then we have a mix of Shop Fronts, a Leaf, Warehouse, Post-box, Memorial Window, and a one-time Mill Workers Cottage

Some suggestions for this week’s Black & White Challenge as defined by Cee.

You can join in the fun.  The link is here :- https://ceenphotography.com/2022/05/05/cbwc-side-of-things/

With a weekend ahead, relax if you can…..  but also….

Please Remember ….

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

6th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

Flippant Friday……. Just saying

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The Car Park was full……  just three empty spaces.  In swoops the Police Car and parks ‘neatly’ over the three.  I said swoop, may be a mission of mercy, may be some desperadoes that required apprehending.

No, nothing as exciting as that…….  just a Tea Wagon offering drinks and snacks and a leisure break.

Going about your business, and as always….

Please Remember ….

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

6th May

(C) David Oakes 2022

New Life….. and some gradually declining

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A very venerable Oak, known as the Furlong Oak. It has seen off another winter, just one of several hundred in its lifetime. Small bright green leaves are starting to grow and looking forward to another summer.

For the past few weeks, Bluebells have welcomed in the spring.  Breaking through the covering of last autumns leaf carpet, desperate to flower before the trees cast their dark canopy to restart the natural life and death cycle of the woodlands.

Today, their colour is starting to fade, and foliage fall back…. but still a cheerful reminder that spring is progressing and eventually summer will arrive.

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Woodland Rhododendron are now starting to flower, maybe just a little early. Meanwhile Crab-Apple Blossom is starting to show…  most of our other Spring Blossoms have gone or are fading fast.

As for the woods themselves…. each day they get darker as the canopy cover increases.  Dark it maybe but it is still full of the song of happy birds retuning from their warmer winter homes.

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The weekend approaches, a time to relax for many….. but as always…

Please Remember ….

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

29th April

(C) David Oakes 2022