I usually try to pick a photograph that sums up the month, but this April has seen such dramatic changes in the landscape that it feels impossible to represent it in one image. Instead, I’ve chosen this beautiful, dramatic bank of cloud, which is reflecting the colour of the setting sun. It also features one … More April Landscape: The End of the Day
These aren’t the sort of pictures that I was expecting to be posting for my March landscape, but it really has been a month dominated by snow. We had three days of heavy snowfall and high winds, which caused massive drifts amd blocked the road for nearly a week. Just as that lot finally melted, … More March Landscape: Snowy Scene
As I write this, it is looking distinctly wintry outside. We’ve had heavy snow overnight, with more forecast for the next few days, and there were some very cold days this month. However, February hasn’t all been about frost and ice. We’ve had some lovely sunny days too, with the first signs of spring starting … More February Landscape: Signs of Spring
December has been pretty chilly here in Northumberland, although we missed the worst of the snow. The main memory I take from this month is the spectacular stormy skies.
November has been a mixed month, with quite a few grey, wet days, but also some lovely crisp autumnal mornings. My November landscape features one of the latter! It’s a view across farmland to the distant Simonside hills.
Take a peek at the detailled carving on the statue of St Paulinus at The Lady’s Well, near Holystone, Northumberland. Now cared for by the National Trust, the legend is that St Ninian used the shallow pool on the site to baptise early Christians. It’s a beautiful, tranquil, and atmospheric place, set in a grove … More Peek: The Hand of St Paulinus
Low autumn sunlight falls through the windows of the manor house at Brinkburn Priory, giving the stonework a warm, mellow glow. We’ve been meaning to visit Brinkburn Priory for a while now, and finally made it last weekend, just before it closed for the winter. It’s a beautiful, peaceful site, and in a week of … More Glow: Brinkburn Priory
I had never been to Berwick-upon-Tweed before we moved to Northumberland, but it has quickly become one of my favourite places to visit. It is just south of the English/Scottish border, and its layout and architecture, featuring town walls, ramparts, and barracks buildings. reflect the troubled history of the two kingdoms, On a less martial … More Bridge
This picture of trees mirrored in the surface of the China Pool at National Trust Wallington is my response to the Weekly Photo Challenge prompt for this week. It’s a beautiful spot, and as we were there on a still day, the water was free from ripples, and the reflections were very clear and crisp. It’s nice … More Reflecting
Wallington is one of two National Trust properties which are practically on our doorstep. The other is Cragside, which I’m sure I’ll post about at a later date, but today we decided to visit the former. Our first surprise was the weather, which was supposed to be grey and overcast, but which was warm and … More Surprise: A visit to Wallington