Cannot wait……. Its not a Load of Bull

They say that from April 12th, I can go and get my hair cut……..    and about time too!.

But to make sure that happens, and Hairdressers can re-open, everyone has to abide by the Covid restrictions…so…

Please Remember to ….

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

27th February

(C) David Oakes 2021

Tough life being an Artist


A group of local Artists set up for a morning of “Plein Air” painting and sketching in the Hydrangea gardens.  This rather distinguished gentleman had found himself a shady spot.   Now I am not sure, if having his eyes closed meant, he was seeking inspiration, mentally visualising the scene … or simple  enjoying  a short snooze  🙂

Whatever you plan to do….

Please Remember ….

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

3rd August

(C) David Oakes 2020


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

Disc One

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


Past half way….. next stop Christmas with a pause for autumn!


I found these rather well preserved leaves from last autumns fall.  Rather fine Rufus Oak leaves.  They must by nature be pretty tough specimens for these to survive, even though they do feel rather brittle.

Anyway…as it was raining for part of the day, I thought I would have a play and add some sky as a background.  Maybe, if it had turned them the other way up, I could have called them ‘Falling Leaves’  …..   so instead, how about ‘Blowing in the Wind’

Just a bit of fun….

Please Remember ….

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

21st June

(C) David Oakes 2020