Wordless Wednesday…..another Favourite Place

Loch Muick

Location:-  Glen Muick on the Balmoral Estate, Aberdeenshire , Scottish Highlands.

A very favourite walk.  Park at Spittal of Glenmuick.  Then walk the circuit round Loch Muick.  At times the path is high… at others it is loch side. With a back drop of mountains such as Cairn Bannoch and Lochnager,  Loch Muick is like a gemstone nestling secure below the peaks.  All peace and quiet.

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

25th March

(C) David Oakes 2020


Wordless Wednesday….. Another Favourite Place plus a Few Extra Words!


Location:-   Chatsworth House and Gardens , Derbyshire

I guess like many of us I am a creature of habit. I have lots of “Favourite Places”, but some places just demand a more frequent visit. One such place is not that far away from us…. Its is Chatsworth House.

The above image was taken about 5 years ago in late March. Most years I try to time a visit to these gardens in March to coincide with the mass Daffodil displays. Sadly, this year I don’t think it is something that can happen. So next year maybe. I should also mention that the year this image was taken, 2015, was a year when spring was late in coming and those Daffodils had yet to reach there best….still a colourful breath of spring.

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

18th March

(C) David Oakes 2020


Wordless Wednesday……. Another Favourite Place


Location:-   Dawn over Derwent Water, Cumbria.  Looking towards Nichol End with Cat Bells beyond.

( A scan of a Kodachrome trani some 30 years old – the location has not changed, its just as beautiful today)

11th March

(C) David Oakes 2020