Rather Wet…but some Autumn Colour


Saturday the 24th October…..  also the first really wet and windy winter style weather.  Also the last day of what we call British Summer Time.  Tonight, time stand still, as we fall back an hour.  

The weather was so miserable that I took pity on the camera and left it cosy and dry at home whilst Buster and I ventured out.  Dark grey as the day was there we some bright autumnal beacons which I thought worthy of a shot. So I had to press my phone into service….considering how dark the morning was I was rather pleased with the phones interpretation of the morning.


So whilst you stay dry and warm, don’t forget…..

Please Remember ….

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

24th October

(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


Surprise…we have Sunshine and some signs of Spring


A welcome break in this long run of bad weather…. some sunshine to welcome the day and put a big smile on our faces.

In the woods a small sign that Spring is on the way.  Daffodils are breaking through the remains of autumns leaves.  Only a few at the moment but it will not be long before this woodland floor is a carpet of swaying daffodils.

As for that sunshine…well we are taking advantage of it. We better had as the forecast for the end of the week and into the weekend is for a return of even more rain and high winds, maybe even some wintery showers.

So smile whilst you can 🙂

25th February

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wet…and getting Wetter


LuiBeg, Glen Lui, Marr Forest by Braemar, Scotland

Boy has it rained, two days of heavy rain.  The last time I was as wet as yesterday is ironically in mid – summer when hiking up to Derry Lodge in Glen Lui on the southern slopes of the Cairngorms. At this time in November they no doubt have either enjoyed heavy frost of snow….so I guess we will make do with rain.

21st November

(C) David Oakes 2016

It was rather damp in the glen


Today is grey with the threat of some rain.  But one thing is sure it will not be as ‘damp’ as when we recently walked up Glen Lui one of many passes that leads you into the Cairngorms.  It was one of those days that only seem possible in the Scottish mountains, cloud very low and rain that isn’t heavy but seems to be about you everywhere…yet just a hint that it could turnout brighter later (later being another day…maybe another week!).  This is Luibeg by Derry Lodge…so I thought I would try and make the best I could of this location and the weather, stuck a old soft focus filter on and tried my luck.  Hope you like.

14th June

© David Oakes 2014