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My landscape for Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

There are some landscapes close to where we live that I find myself photographing over and over again, in all weathers and in all seasons. For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week on the theme of landscapes, I thought I’d share a few of them with you. 435 more words

Outdoor Adventures

A Welcome Return......

Friday (yesterday) and after what has been a damp, grey week it was great to have sunshine with which to welcome the day. Weak as the suns rays where it still emphasised the stark dark trunks of the now leafless Beech trees. 77 more words


A weekend in Dartmoor

A couple of weekends ago we went back to Dartmoor to spend a night in Moretonhampstead. It’s so pretty there and the views are breathtaking, really want to stay longer there next time! 19 more words

London Life


I was watching an episode of Top Gear last night, the British version of course.  The guys were driving through New York City when Richard said he was a country boy – that he didn’t like cities, which were “big and complicated and people shout at you.”  I, ironically, agree with him while I sit perched here in my very urban apartment.  139 more words

Art + Design

Wordless Wednesday - Another Favourite Place

Location:- A stormy day at Saint Martins Church, Martindale, nr. Howtown, Ullswater, Cumbria. (16th Century, but a place of worship since 1220 and still a place of worship today) HDR image

17th December
(C) David Oakes 2014


A Sunny Welcome to this Winters Day

A December dawn over Allestree Lake

No snow or frost to grace this winters morn but it still felt cold. Cold enough for these three characters to hang about the shore line in the hope of being fed….and who can blame them. 121 more words