Tuesday, 21 May 2019

early chilling

21st May 2019, Embleton Bay, 6am

Nice and early up and out this morning.

It was very quiet and we just chilled for a bit (although Daisy had a bit run through the waves).

Monday, 20 May 2019

saying adieu

20th May 2019, Howick shore, 8am

It’s all very chilled here this morning after a busy weekend

20th May 2019, Newton Point, 4pm

The Newton Point flower meadow is coming into its own now. Buttercups, red clover, speedwell and many different grasses.

For 11 years this has been my stamping ground and it’s sad to be moving away this week. But I’ll not be far away and will forever be drawn back here.

Friday, 17 May 2019

other things

17th May 2019, Embleton Bay, 6:30am

Sometimes it's fun to ignore the obvious and see what else there is to photograph.

Here's what I saw.

Sedge warbler

Wednesday, 15 May 2019


15th May 2019, Longhorsley, 7:30am

Flowers blooming in the old churchyard at Longhorsley.  Such a beautiful time of year.

16th May 2019, Newton Point, 5pm

The first wee orchid I've seen this year.  Could be a Northern Marsh Orchid or something else - they are difficult to identify so I prefer to just enjoy them.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

all summer long

14th May 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

Sea Pink or Thrift. A gorgeous sight when it appears at this time of year and then all the way through the summer.

I've read this morning that in Gaelic thrift is known as tonna chladaich, meaning 'beach wave'. I like that.

Daisy was in a less energetic mood than yesterday...

Monday, 13 May 2019


13th May 2019, Howick, 8am

Smiling a lot this morning as we walked down the path to the sea after a great weekend.

It was a warm in the sun with hardly any wind so me and Daisy sat here happily on the sand for a while and just smiled.

Then we walked through the sea and felt the joy of clear cold water between our toes.

13th May 2019, Bamburgh, 4pm

More smiling - but Daisy this time (I was too)

Saturday, 11 May 2019


 11th May 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

Daisy and Henry did a lot of running about and needed to stop for a rest...

Canada geese out on the bright sea

Daisy plodded home in a reflective mood.