Silence

Walks in the countryside around our house are usually fairly quiet affairs. Once out of the village, I often don’t see a soul, unless you count the rooks and sheep. Other than the wind, they are often the only sound to be heard too. I went for a walk in the snow this afternoon, and … More Silence

Waiting

It’s harvest time, and the fields all around us are full of bales, if those giant rolls of hay are indeed still called bales. The weather has been very changeable over the past week though, and some crops have not yet been gathered in. This combine harvester has been parked up for a few days … More Waiting

Bridge

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

Focus: Belle

I have been taking care of my friend’s dog Belle for the past week. She’s a lovely, good-natured dog, full of energy and constantly on the move. As a result, she’s not easy to photograph. This is a rare picture of her posing very nicely for the camera. The secret of getting her to sit … More Focus: Belle

Evanescent: Bracken

The bracken is just starting to appear on the hillsides around the house, and I captured this spike in the process of unfurling when I was out walking last week. I love the almost-symmetrical crown on top, where the leaves are still curled up, and haven’t quite opened out yet. It looks like an art … More Evanescent: Bracken

Reflecting

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