Wolf Moon

I popped outside on Sunday evening to capture the pink sky, but by the time I reached the garden gate it had pretty much disappeared, and though the sunset was quite dramatic in the south-west, my attention was drawn to the north and the full moon. Seeing this crow on my neighbour’s rooftop I couldn’t…

Saturday Sketches #18

Still Life – Conté Crayon effect (The Conté Crayon filter replicates the texture of dense dark and pure white Conté crayons on an image. This has also had a colour filter applied)

finding my muse

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #181 | Double Dipping It’s been an awfully long time since I visited my favourite beach – lockdowns, summer tourists, illness, tide times and weather conspired against me during 2021 – but on a relatively warm day of sun and cloud last week combining with a low tide, I finally got to…

Murmuration

In the winter Starlings appear in large numbers from the near continent to seek the warmth on our island,  murmurations can start an hour or so before sunset when  huge groups of starlings twist, turn, swoop and swirl across the sky in beautiful shape-shifting clouds. They roost overnight in the nearby reed marshes next to…

And now the year is over…

The end of the year marks our 6th Christmas in Cornwall. It’s been quite an eventful few years and nothing like I expected it to be. The last two years in and out of lockdowns meant staying at home has been our norm, though this year we did at least manage a short holiday to…

Eden Lights

This month sees the end of the colour challenge that I was hosting over on Travel Words. It was great fun challenging myself and others to focus on one colour at a time each month. December was all about the mixing of bright colours and a round trip of just under 100 miles to visit…