Picture of the Week 15/08/2018: Hole of Horcum

Bruce the Dog and I have been walking this afternoon in the North Yorkshire Moors Park. It was Bruce’s first long walk on open moorland. Apart from some giddiness at the sight of sheep, he made a great walking companion. Our walk took us round Read More …

Picture of the Week 27/07/18: Sunflowers

We’ve got sunflowers in our front garden and they’ve just come into full bloom in the last few days. The bees love them and, as I’m a sucker for close-up  pictures of insects on flowers, they’re the subject of this week’s picture. Because of the Read More …

Picture of the Week 14/07/18: Sunset in Howsham Woods

I’m not sure whether this is an official record, but it feels like the hottest summer we’ve had since 1976. I’d just finished my A levels and I was working to save up for a holiday in Yugoslavia with friends. It was just my luck Read More …

Picture of the Week, 08/07/18: Ullswater Steamer

Ullswater, in Cumbria is the home to these wonderful steam launches.  They run the whole length of the Lake, carrying passengers between Pooley Bridge and Glenridding several times a day. To me they’re the essence of summer in Cumbria, one of my favourite parts of Read More …

20/06/18, Picture of the Week: Moorhen Chicks Feeding

The swans have hatched their cygnets and the baby ducklings are growing up quickly, so now it’s the turn of the moorhens to raise their broods. The moorhens are normally quite elusive and difficult to photograph, so I’m please that I managed to get this Read More …

Picture of the Week: 15th June 2018

Next week it’s midsummer in the Northern Hemisphere and to prove it, here’s a picture of a bee happily collecting pollen from the flowers in our garden. I love photographing insects close up. What often looks like an inconspicuous blob from a distance, often takes Read More …