Hail Spring!

What a day this has been; the weather we’ve seen.Clear sky, sun’s heat; hail, snow, then sleet. I waited for the sun to return before venturing forth, camera in hand. The size of the hailstones needed recording. It was a lovely sight, but so cold and very wet underfoot. It may look like a blanket…

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Spring Snow!

Just a glimpse of early Spring 2021 Some of the sights after an unexpected fall of snow in early April.It was indeed magical to me – but from the cries of the ewes and lambs that morning, they weren’t quite so impressed. Hope you are all well, and able to keep positive.Marilyn, X

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#12 – Elemental

It is the final challenge setand every aspect must be met.A very fitting grand finale,suggested by ‘Hop Skip Jump’ MarieWhich theme to take? What’ll be my muse?Perhaps for fun all four I’ll choose.Earth or Fire, Water or Air?Watery elements I declaredo draw me most:pool, stream, or coast. Water Wild and Wonderful Awesome and Affirming Tempestuous…

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Vernal Equinox Too

Vernal Equinox – Celtic Celebration Like the two Solstices, Equinoxes were times of celebration for the Celts. Their lives closely followed the turning of the year, the cycle of living and dying, and the pivot points when light and dark were equal had special significance. But like all peoples, nations, and belief systems not all…

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#10 – Close Up

My photographic style Despite having taken my first photograph sixty-two years ago, viewing the upside-down image of my parents on the family Kodak ‘box’ Brownie, I have never really got to grips with the technical aspects of photography. Given a choice of lens, I’m more telephoto than wide-angle, preferring detail to panorama. So while I…

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Snowdrops Undaunted

Snowdrops are amazing bowing and weaving, delicately cleavingfrost-hard earth, heralding year’s rebirth silky smooth softest whiteemerging drops of pure lightnestled in tree foot’s dark decayrenewing promise of warmer days upright, proud, peerless standside by side, queens of the landsurvivors all, back from the pastsignals of shortening nights at last in desolate placesnow re-conquered spacesthese quiet…

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