Another week of very mixed weather…. Storms to Sunshine


A week where we have enjoyed severe storms, torrential rain and fluctuating temperatures from sub zero to balmy 12c.  Everyday has been different , some days also the bringer of big surprises.

We have even had some wonderful mornings of sunshine.

It may well be winter and at the mid point of December, but when that sun does shine you could be fooled into thinking that it is autumn and not winter

But taking in the wider view of skeletons of the Beech and winter does appear to have arrived


I wonder what treats the weather has for us this coming week ?

No matter the weather…….

Please Remember ….

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

11th December

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Bit Wet in the Woods….


Dark and wet in the Oak woods this morning….. and a brisk wind bring leaves from the trees.

I do hope we are not going to move straight to winter, missing out autumn on the way.  At the moment the forward forecast is looking pretty grim.

The weather may be grim but we must still remember to…..

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

19th October

(C) David Oakes 2021

CBWC… Weather

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge this week is Weather.

Weather for me is something that is in perpetual change, at times swinging from one extreme to the other in the blink of an eye. Always keeps you on your toes as to what comes next. I also know that I am getting older… so really do feel that our weather swings are more frequent and more extreme.

Now here are a few weather swings…. Good to Bad and various moods along the way

The only sure thing about the weather ….. is that we get what we get given

Just a few suggestions for this weeks Weather Challenge.

Join in here:-


Whatever your weather…..  Please Remember

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

10th September

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday….. Over the Sea To Skye

Disc One

Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Neist Point on the rugged north west coast of Skye. A vulnerable and exposed location, open to all the vagaries of the weather.  There is a saying in Scotland that, if you are not happy with the weather – wait 10 minutes and you will be in another season.

Standing on this headland I have experienced that saying first hand.  Often you can stand and watch the weather roll in from across the Atlantic enveloping us, sometimes it just seems to divert and head towards the north or south. On other occasions a complete change occurs as if in a blink of an eye…..  one thing for sure, it is a place that is always one of change.

Unpredictable the weather may be….  but please always remember to..

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

23rd August

(C) David Oakes 2021

Lots of Water……


We have had an awful lot of water falling from the skies of late.  The rivers are full, and no doubt in some places overflowing.  So you may be lucky see the spectacular splendour of a waterfall in full flow…maybe like the Ystradfelte Falls in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.

Stay dry…… but also please remember…. 

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

10th August

(C) David Oakes 2021