General Photography

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

Black and White, General Photography, Landscape

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

Black and White, General Photography

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

Black and White, General Photography

The Dandelions of #NoMowMay

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

Black and White, General Photography, Landscape

An Anniversary and Other News

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

General Photography, Landscape

Back on the Beach

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

Black and White, General Photography

Dewy Dandelion

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

General Photography, Landscape

Nice Picture

Today, I am answering a letter from a reader.It is from a Mrs H, in Cornwall. "Dear Bear,I wondered if I might make a request? Don't forget it's bin night on Friday.Also, have you got a 'normal' photograph to show us by any chance?Not one like the whooshy abstract things you do--and I do find… Continue reading Nice Picture

Black and White, General Photography

Anarchic Teasel

There is something somehow more pleasing to my eye about things that are not 'perfect'. It must be that my brain catalogue image of an object, in the mental encyclopaedia somewhere, is ringing a 'not matching the pattern' alert that pleases me. This teasel has attracted me for it's leaf that had defiantly gone it's… Continue reading Anarchic Teasel