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
Wordless Wednesday: misty morning
Wordless Wednesday: shadows on the field
Above the Coquet at Farnham Bank
We recently went to explore a section of the Coquet we’d seen on the map but not visited before. It was a typical July day of high humidity and summer clouds. Lovely views down to the river and across to Holystone and Sharperton with Agrimony in swaths on the river bank.
New tree studies
Wandering down a track we hadn’t explored before we came on this dead tree. I’ve become quite obsessed with it.
Barbara Hepworth – “Ascending Form (1958)” in The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden was created by the Duchess of Northumberland, on land adjacent to Alnwick Castle. The land was originally a garden but had been undeveloped for many years. It now has the largest collection of European plants in the UK and the largest Japanese cherry orchard in the world consisting of 329 trees. In one of the … Continue reading Barbara Hepworth – “Ascending Form (1958)” in The Alnwick Garden
Around Newcastle central station
This grand station was opened by Queen Victoria in 1850. The station was designed by the architect John Dobson and built at the joint expense of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway (N&C) and George Hudson's Newcastle & Darlington Junction and Newcastle & Berwick Railways. It replaced three earlier stations: the temporary termini of the Carlisle … Continue reading Around Newcastle central station
Along the Coquet
At this time of the year I’m always attracted to the sparse landscapes made by the trees stripped bare of their leaves. They are particularly suited to a black and white treatment and these were all taken along the banks of the Coquet river, just upstream of Rothbury. It was a very blustery day (thanks … Continue reading Along the Coquet
A photographic visit to Barter Books, Alnwick
I’m doing a photography course at the moment and last week we visited the excellent Barter Books in Alnwick. Housed in part of the old railway station it holds thousands of second hand books and is an ideal destination for books and photography.