All the rain that we didn't get in April and May seems to have fallen in June instead. I managed a final sunny walk before the weather broke, but it's been mostly damp, grey, overcast, and misty ever since. This was briefly punctuated by a couple of short spells of very hot, humid days, which … Continue reading June Landscapes
The Covid19 movement restrictions were eased in England this month, so I have been able to venture slightly further afield on my walks and bike rides. This has coincided with a dry and largely sunny spell of weather. The sense of freedom after being restricted to one short outing per day is amazing, although I'm … Continue reading May Landscapes
My horizons have been limited to locations within easy walking distance of the house this month, so my pictures are not as varied as usual, I’m afraid. There have been some great clouds though, and a rainbow. I should maybe have called this April Skyscapes, rather than Landscapes.
The weather has turned warm and sunny, just in time for lambing at the farm in our village. We're following pretty much the same couple of local routes, so it's really lovely to be able to watch the antics of the growing lambs, and listen to their rather plaintive bleats.
I post these pictures taken during the past month with a slightly heavy heart, knowing that it’s probably going to be several months before I can head off into the hills again. In line with guidelines on slowing the spread of the Covid 19 virus, I’ll be walking from the house, and avoiding anywhere too … Continue reading March Landscapes
February has been a wet and windy month on the whole, with a bit of snow thrown into the mix this week. With yet another storm approaching at the weekend, I decided to take advantage of a break in the weather today, and head out from Alwinton up Clennell Street, cut across to Copper Snout, … Continue reading A Snowy Walk
A mild month of sunshine and showers. We’ve had no snow so far this winter, which is very unusual. Here’s hoping we don’t pay for it later.
I’ve not been out and about much for the past few weeks, after a bout of flu before Christmas, swiftly followed by an annoying cough in time for New Year. Plus, we’ve had day after day of chilly, grey, wet weather. Today though, conditions were perfect for an excursion. The sun finally put in an … Continue reading A Walk in Search of Cake
We’re well into autumn now, and it’s amazing how quickly the landscape is changing. I went on one of my favourite walks earlier this week, and it looked completely different from my last visit a couple of weeks ago. I love the rich golds, reds, oranges, and bronzes that dominate at this time of year, … Continue reading October Landscape: Alwinton to Biddlestone
I love walking in the countryside, and I usually try to fit in at least one ramble of a reasonable distance each week. This can be more difficult in summer than winter, partly because I spend more time at work, partly because there are a lot of cows about, and they can be very feisty … Continue reading The Cheviot and Simonside