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 … Continue reading Snowscapes
It’s been a cold start to the new year here in Northumberland, but there are signs that whilst spring may not be just around the corner, it is certainly on the horizon. We’re starting to see the green points of snowdrops pushing up through the soil, and through last year’s leaf litter. It’s our first … Continue reading Growth
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.
I spotted these black headed gulls perched on the railings of the footbridge in Rothbury yesterday afternoon. I was only able to get a couple of shots of them before a pedestrian crossed the bridge, and they scattered. Temporary indeed! For any doubters out there, the black (or more accurately, dark chocolate brown) head that … Continue reading Temporary: Black Headed Gulls
The seed heads of sea holly, looking as good in November as they did in summer.
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 … Continue reading Peek: The Hand of St Paulinus
Late October morning, looking towards the Simonside Hills.
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 … Continue reading Glow: Brinkburn Priory
We recently moved house, and our new home has a number of skylight windows. Obviously, the drawback to these is that you can't actually look out of them and admire the view. On the plus side, they do frame the sky and treetops, and they let in a lot of natural light. An unexpected bonus, … Continue reading Autumn Leaf