Moody Monday…… well maybe not

Disc One

Mid Summer, Isle of Skye, North West Scotland

Just before midnight yesterday, we crossed the Summer Solstice… so you might say that today is the first day of the rest of this year.

Yesterday, in anticipation of the Solstice, I posted an mid summers eve picture, shot 2 years ago.  So as we can still celebrate the Solstice, todays image is one shot on mid summers eve some 6 years earlier.  

The loan fisherman and I had stood silent, just watching the sun vanish beyond the horizon, waiting for midnight.  Despite the midges it was a magical moment.  I suspect that the afterglow remained to be subsumed by the dawn that would soon follow.  After all Scotland may not be the land of the midnight sun…..  but certainly the next best thing.  Not that I waited for the dawn…. sleep beckoned.

Please Remember ….

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

21st June

(C) David Oakes 2021


Silent Sunday….. Mid Summer


Summer Solstice

Mid summer….  the official time scale for the UK is, today the 20th June at 11.32pm.

Hard to think at times, that half the year has already vanished….. and just think, its now all down hill to Christmas.

Always found it strange that summer, has in reality only just begun, and officially its Mid summer with the best of summer yet to come.


Please Remember ….

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

20th June

(C) David Oakes 2021




Just a thought or two…..


It has been 17 months now living with Covid 19, Lockdowns and subsequent restrictions.   I recognise it has been tough for many and easy for none of us.  It has though provided for me and many of my friends an opportunity to re-familiarise ourselves with our “Local World”.  Yep, places so close to hand became our entire world…..  and you know, I think I for one have learnt to appreciate this small part of our world even more.

Our restrictions have been greatly eased.  Caution must still be the watchword.  Like many, I do want to spread my wings once again, but reality tells me that perhaps staying close to home is the safer option….. and yes, we have much to enjoy right here, literally on our own doorstep.


Please Remember ….

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

17th June

(C) David Oakes 2021