robin

I do like to watch wildlife, but have never saved enough money up to purchase a proper wildlife photography equipment set-up. Something always wipes the savings pot out when I've got close to having enough for my ideal lens; new boiler, unexpected car problem, washing machine packing in, roof blowing off... I have a twenty-five… Continue reading robin

life and death

Birch tree starting to come into leaf on a bright, early-spring day, Warbstow churchyard. Please excuse my post now being very short and to the point. I think that that one of the things keeping me from posting more often is me feeling like I have to come up with some angle or story to… Continue reading life and death

a different bargain clearance

The globalisation, and modern international air travel, that makes it easy for general incompetence to spread new virus variants about the world, have also been operating to spread this Black Friday consumerist disease around over recent years. It got into the UK a long time ago, but of course the accompanying Americanism of Thanksgiving that… Continue reading a different bargain clearance

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Just sitting here and thinking of some relevant wording to add to my pictures for this post. Don't mind me. Tell you what, I'll post the pictures for you to look at now, while I carry on and think of the angle I'm going to take for the text. As usual, you can click on… Continue reading title here

Not dead yet

I know. You have been wondering haven't you? It has been said --by me on my 'About Bear' page as it happens-- that "I do enjoy the creative outlet of my photography–it’s just more often in sporadic bursts of relative enthusiasm rather than a continuous drive."But five months, without even feeling like I want to… Continue reading Not dead yet

A bit of early abstract and abandoned

Having been looking through my orchard pictures from a few years ago, I found a couple of my earlier compositions. These appeared to focus on an old mobile unit left in one of the larger orchards, perhaps originally intended as a store or shed for use by the growers and pickers. Now, it was gradually… Continue reading A bit of early abstract and abandoned

Orchards in Devon

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

Hawthorn Blossom Time

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