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.
This time of year the verge absolutely bursts with life and colour as all the wild flowers compete for space. a couple of weeks ago it was cut, but new life is already springing up. The profusion and variety is restricted by the farming systems on either side of the roads, either sheep, pasture or … Continue reading Verge project: early summer
Wandering down a track we hadn’t explored before we came on this dead tree. I’ve become quite obsessed with it.
The sunlight was catching these stones set in the river bed, the water sparkling.
I’m starting a new project this month, based on the roadside verge. A lane passes north and south through our village and I’m concentrating on a half mile each way. Not just the flowers but anything I find interesting connected with the verge. The aim is to build up a body of work in both … Continue reading New project: The roadside verge
During this April/May in the U.K. until last week we were only allowed out for exercise once a day and only in your immediate locality. This is a record of those walks in a spring that was the warmest and driest here in Northumberland for a while. We are lucky to have empty lanes and … Continue reading Spring in lockdown
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
Let’s be up front about this, summer is not my favourite season and definitely not my favourite time for photography. I prefer the starker forms and structures displayed at other times of the year and this seasons photos possibly reflect my lack of enthusiasm as the copse becomes overgrown and bright green!
Around this time of year the countryside begins to pick up some golden autumnal colourings.