One of the few things I miss about where I used to live in Devon, is enjoying the orchards of thousands of cider apple trees that virtually encircled the village. The most spectacular experiences of walking the dog and watching wildlife around the acres of regimented trees, particularly at blossom time, is a hard thing… Continue reading Orchards in Devon
Always lovely to see the Hawthorn trees coming out in their spectacular blossoming, after a winter of them just showing off their--equally photogenic--twisting and gnarled, skeletal and austere-looking structure during their days of basic survival. This is what they hang on for, with their skewed and precarious looking positions, out in the windiest and harshest… Continue reading Hawthorn Blossom Time
Firstly, the personal news.I know it's been a long time, but I am well, thank you. I am also busy. Right, now that's out of the way, Plantlife UK are encouraging people not to mow their lawns for the month of May. This is an effort to improve the biodiversity of our gardens, which could… Continue reading The Dandelions of #NoMowMay
I was taking a few shots of the derelict bungalow up the road, for this one I was focusing on the texture differences in the weathered components of the gate. It was just hanging on then, now it's succumbed to the winds and collapsed. Looking at it later, I thought the knot in the piece… Continue reading Need a Hug?
Where we live, there are days where the wind is so strong that if something isn't tied down, it might not be there in the morning. Farmers prefer 'tyred down' obviously.
Wandering along the coastal path and looking down over the cliffs onto the breaking waves on the seas below. But perhaps not as straightforwardly photographed as it is described.
It is the third anniversary of the day when this humble little blog, not really attended to with much in the way of care in the previous six or seven months, was featured on WordPress Discover. It went mad for a few days. Like from about 30 followers to 8 or 900 mad. Since then,… Continue reading An Anniversary and Other News
Yeah, it's kind of been that way for me. I see, from some of the photo blogs that I follow on here, that it has not been the same for everyone. Many of them have been happily getting on in some form or another, posting new images and other content for viewers to read and… Continue reading Dormant
First time back on the beach. Post the initial 'too-late lockdown', after 'too early lockdown lift' and into lockdown again and before the seemingly incomprehensible tiers apply. Yesterday afternoon was pleasantly Covid and holiday-maker free. It was March 2020 the last time we set foot on here. Seems an age ago now but the pleasure… Continue reading Back on the Beach
Out for a walk, under the big Cornish sky. Click on the image for a full screen version.
Mrs H of Cornwall suggested that this shot might be nice on cards for this time of year, I think because the dew creates little sparkly bits like frost--so that's 'seasonal'. Consequently I have now made greetings cards with this picture on available in my Redbubble and Pixel stores, with the title 'Dewy Dandelion', because… Continue reading Dewy Dandelion
I don't do too much in the way of wildlife or bird photography. I do like to watch what is going on in the natural world while I'm out walking, but I simply haven't got the patience to sit about and wait for a good story or moment to come together within range of my… Continue reading Rain Again