Flippant Friday….. A Lonely Sunflower

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A glowing beacon of yellow in a sea of green……. A lone Sunflower does its best to add a little sunshine to this Friday morning.

Whatever day of the week….please remember

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

20th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

 

Thoughtful Thursday…… Do I Like Chocolate Marshmallows ?

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Chocolate Marshmallows… a first for Great Granddaughter Margo’s taste buds.  Just a short pause and little thought, then she made up her mind….

You bet Margo did, as she went off hunting for the biscuit tin 🙂

Simple pleasures are often the best…. and as always…

Please Remember ….

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

19th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Thoughtful Thursday….. No Hope ?

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The Ships name on the Cabin is “Good Hope”…. and no doubt at the beginning of the last century this little fishing vessel carried the “hopes” of the skipper and its small crew on their fishing trips out into the Atlantic.

It’s commercial life over, someone had a dream of restoring this old vessel.  Sadly, over many years, that dream I fear has lost all hope of ever beginning achieved.  Good hope – becoming no hope.

Where ever you are today, I hope your dreams can come true…. but…

Please Remember ….

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

5th August

(C) David Oakes 2021

#TreeSquare (10) Over the Wall

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A winter scene in Wharfedale, Yorkshire.  Despite the often inclement weather the wall is, like many others, known as a “Dry Stone Wall”.  Traditional field boundaries made from local stones, skilfully interlinked in there construction without the use of mortar or cement.  Dry Stone Walls are common in many regions across the UK.  The construction does differ from region to region, each has a distinctive style of its own. Variations there maybe but they all seem to have stood the test of time. Probably, these walls will out live the trees, trees that have most likely self-seeded,  finding sanctuary for their roots in the shelter of the wall.

Another post for the :- –The shadow of a tree – The life of B (beckybofwinchester.com) #TreeSquare

Where ever you are and what ever your plans…

Please Remember ….

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

29th July

(C) David Oakes 2021

I can see clearly now………

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Like vigilant sentries standing guard over the Dukes Rose Garden at Chatsworth, these statues (or should that be Greek columns with a stylish head upon the top)…. each has their very own very clear viewpoint.

You could say “head and shoulders above the rest of us”

No matter your direction of travel or line of sight….

Please Remember ….

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

13th May

(C) David Oakes 2021