Autumn

For Autumn colour I think Virginia Creeper is hard to beat. The vibrant palette is all in one place, it is long-lasting, and appears to know instinctively where to grow for optimum effect. It was planted on the North side of the garage and is very content, spreading its roots and its runners so that…

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More travels; still Erddig

Despite the problems of unlocking after Lockdown the staff at Erddig were able to open up the servants quarters for the end of season. These areas were interesting enough to entice us to a return visit next year when more of the house will be open. It may be a window on another world, and…

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Nature travels

Yesterday was a glorious day. Sunny, warm, wind-free – and yet it was 8th October in North Wales. Not going out would have wasted the opportunity for some quality R&R. We took ourselves over to Wrexham, to make a first visit to the National Trust property Erddig. The gardens were full of colour, yet tranquil…

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Contrasts

I love being in nature and finding pattern in natural forms.As in so many desirable aspects of human life nature was there first.Harmonious, contrasting, minimalist, flamboyant. I’ve gathered together a few images from nature, played around with them, and ramped up the colours. You cannot better nature but I believe you can have some fun…

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Shine on, Harvest Moon

After two nights waiting for the cloud cover to clear I was able to capture the Harvest Moon 2021. The air was still, the temperature pleasant enough for spooning – very fitting for the popular song that was first performed in 1908 in the Ziegfeld Follies. What makes the Harvest Moon special? The timing: The…

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Shepherd’s Warning?

Many know the old saying:‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight;red sky in morning, shepherd’s warning’ But what is the warning? By my observations red skies in the morning often herald a glorious day. Three days ago, the morning of 8 September, was no exception. The sky at 6:30 a.m. was magnificent and I was compelled…

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