A Paler shade of White……..

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White Roses are never quite white….always a hint of green, yellow or pink.  They also tend to show the weathering much more easily.   So not perfectly white but maybe that’s no bad thing…..  nothing is ever perfect.

As to the weather, well the garden has taken a bit of a battering over the past couple of  weeks.  Just surprised that it hasn’t caused that much damage…. just a few very weary border plants still doing their best to stand to attention….

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But here we are  again, Friday afternoon and that elusive sun has just started to put in an appearance.  Sunlight catching the Dream Catcher for the first time in weeks.

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As for dreaming… I may well have been dreaming ,as I seem to recall that the forecast for the weekend is sunshine with just a few showers…..  now that cannot be right 🙂

But whatever the weather….

Please Remember ….

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

10th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

 

Golden Splendour…….. Russian Style

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Nothing quite prepares you for the golden spectacular Fountains of Peterhof Palace.  Whilst the Place itself is certainly magnificent, it is the gardens and this fantastic water frontage  that is the star of this Russian  Palace.

Peterhof  Palace (Petrodvorets) is a short drive from St. Petersburg

Another memory from when travel was just so easy…

Please Remember ….

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

10th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

An Image of Hope………. just a little :-)

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Raining again today…..  We do have the promise that it will get back to weather much more like July summer weather next week..  Till then its more rain .

It all reminded me of an image of a shop front I spotted about 3 years ago.  It is a shop on the Harbourside at Portree, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

The cynical will say….it always rains in Scotland.  Well, Scotland and the Isle of Skye certainly get their share of ‘weather’  …..  but I can confirm it also gets a great deal of sunshine too..

So maybe they named this shop very much with tongue in cheek .

Please Remember ….

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

9th  July

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

A Calm Lakeland View…..

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Always a popular spot for me.  Standing on Hallin Fell above Howtown and looking down over Ullswater.  Ullswater is located on the eastern side of the English Lake District, Cumbria.  In the tourist season the Lakes can be very busy, but in places like this  you can find that peace and just to stand and stare. 🙂

Please Remember ….

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

9th  July

(C) David Oakes 2020