First visit to the old fishing village of Burnmouth just over the border in Scotland on the NE coast. The road in and out of the village is a 1 in 3 narrow lane, so we didn’t hang around in the afternoon as snow was forecast.
Last week Storm Otto passed through our area, and though it was much less windy than forecast it still resulted in some great photographic opportunities.
The walled garden in June
Come June this garden begins to shimmer with new flowers. Alliums, daisies and osteospermums dominate and provide a structure to the garden missing during winter.
Farmland Details: the countryside in winter
These photographs feature the farmland landscape within a one mile radius of my home. It focuses on the smaller, intimate details, the micro landscapes of my surroundings. It approaches the often seen, and the mundane with a fresh eye, looking for the interaction between man and farmland and how most of our countryside is a … Continue reading Farmland Details: the countryside in winter
Autumn colours in December
After a fairly miserable and wet autumn December gave us some brighter days and some remaining autumn tones. Sadly the birch tree featured in the third photo was a victim of Storm Arwen and is now halved in size. All photos Canon 300V and Kodak Portra 400.
On the slopes of the Drakestone
A local landmark nearby to where I live is the Drakestone reputedly used by the local druids. "Half a mile from Harbottle is the Drake Stone, a very interesting relic, being the Draag stone of the druids. By a small tarn near it is a druidical rock basin. The custom which still prevails in Harbottle, … Continue reading On the slopes of the Drakestone
Away in the East Neuk (Fife)
Here again in our favourite place, the weather so far has been glorious. Photos are around the fife coast and at Cambo Gardens.
In and around the walled garden spring flowers are appearing, while the hawthorn hedgerow is just showing some blossom.