the sky painter in May

Over the last few weeks we have enjoyed some remarkable colours in the evening sky as the sun sets over the hill. The air is usually clean and clear here and recently it has been cold in the evenings. Maybe that’s what enhances the colours. But it’s not always about the light or the colour,…

wild landscapes

On Saturday the sky was a little hazy around us, though not so much where we live. When the sun began to set I noticed that instead of the usual glare through my windows it was blood red. I know the photograph doesn’t show that too well as obviously the camera lens doesn’t see what…

last photo

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card. The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st January. 2. No editing – who cares if it is out of…

The Sky Painter Returns

For the last few nights since the dry and cold weather arrived we have been seeing a lovely orange-peach glow on the horizon when the sun has set. Last night though with a hint of cloud, the sky lit up and between the hours of 1700 – 1800 we were enchanted by the show as…

My Magical Place

Summer already seems long ago; the year has swiftly embraced autumn. The light is subtly different now. The sun is lower in the sky and shadows are longer and hard-edged. There is warmth in a sheltered spot, but an underlying chill lies in the air like a harbinger of winter. The country lanes are no…

Picnic at the Rock

‘My’ hill is one of my favourite places to go. No matter how many times I climb up to the top I am mesmerised by the 360 degree views and the thought that once upon a time an Iron-age hillfort stood here. You can feel history in the air. A quiet, reflective and meditative place….