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
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
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
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
There is a section at the end of Davidstow Woods that my wife and I always jokingly call 'Apocalypse Woods'. For some reason, the stand of trees there is just a collection of mostly dead but still upright trunks, standing in a boggy section of ground that is slowly regenerating around it, and so that… Continue reading Apocalypse Woods
Amongst all the usual newsletters and regular store emails one morning last week I had an email from Ben Huberman at WordPress. I recognised the name but couldn't quite place why. The subject line was 'You're an Editors Pick on WordPress Discover!' I took a moment to try to process those few words. Some pinching… Continue reading WordPress Discover Editors’ Pick
These are the photographs of Showery Tor I took after I finished getting buzzed by the RAF. It is the same collection of granite, weathered into these unlikely looking piles by simple wind and rain, just from different angles. Every time I visit I will get different moods of the Moor and falls of the… Continue reading Showery Tor, Bodmin Tor