Snowed In

Well, that’ll teach me to talk about signs of spring. Since my last post, it has snowed every day. Sometimes all day. Our village, indeed the whole of Upper Coquetdale, is now pretty much cut off from the outside world. Roads are closed across the county, including the A1, the main north/south road. Luckily we … More Snowed In

Floral Inspiration

I’ve been making some little animated slideshows, to illustrate how my influenes are translated into my designs. Here is the first, showcasing some of my recent floral-inspired designs. I’ve used an app called Ripl, in case anyone fancies having a go themselves. It’s really easy – just add some photos and text, and the app … More Floral Inspiration

Beloved: snowdrops

One of my favourite sights at this time of year – a carpet of snowdrops. These were in the grounds of the National Trust property Wallington Hall. ”Beloved” is the theme for the photo challenge this week, and you can find out which objects, views, and people are held dear by other bloggers over on … More Beloved: snowdrops

Project Tree: January

Originally posted on a lens in the landscape:
“Winter dawn is the color of metal, The trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves.” Sylvia Plath, Waking in Winter I am starting a photography project this month, documenting one tree through a calendar year. It’s a very handsome oak tree in a field outside of the…


We’ve had a fair bit of snow over the past few days, which has made for some lovely photo opportunities. The landscape has been completely transformed, and made unfamiliar. The light has been fascinating, from clear skies and sunshine, through dramatic clouds, to steel grey horizons. The weather is due to change and grow milder … More Snowscapes