Wednesday, 20 February 2019

moon setting

20th Feb 2019, Embleton, 7:15am

We just caught the full moon through a gap in the clouds close to setting this morning.

This is a 'supermoon' which means it's a just few percent bigger than an average moon but not noticeably different from any other full moon - all of which are wonderful to see.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019


19th Feb 2019, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

As I climbed to the top of the dune, my view of sunrise was blocked by the hairy shape of Daisy...

19th Feb 2019, Bamburgh, 10am

I love my guided walks around Bamburgh.  The castle alternated between looking grand in the sun and moody against the clouds.

Monday, 18 February 2019

brief shadows

 18th Feb 2019, Howick, 7:30am

Gentle waves and soft morning light.

Suddenly the sun found a gap in the clouds and, for about a minute, we were lit up in warm sunshine

Sunday, 17 February 2019

friends in high places

17th Feb 2019, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

This morning we were with friends up on top of the dunes.

 ...and down on the beach.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

beach window

16th Feb 2019, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

A grey morning is reflected
In the sleeping windows
Of a hibernating beach bungalow.
This winter view
Is never seen by the owners
But soon enough
The huts will spring back into life
And the view from this window
Will be sunny and bright.

One of my regular fellow beach dog-walkers

16th Feb 2019, Embleton Bay, 10am

This morning I was leading a walk for a really nice wee group of folk from The Natural History Society of Northumbria along Embleton Bay.

We had lots of weather - a warm sun with a chilly wind,
A bright sun in a blue sky with beautiful clouds.

There is no such thing as "just a cloudy day" in #Northumberland

Friday, 15 February 2019


15th Feb 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

Dawn light on whinstone.

15th Feb 2019, Dunstanburgh, 11am

A variation on a theme....

Thursday, 14 February 2019


14th Feb 2019, Howick shore, 7:30am

A beautifully peaceful dog walk today.

I like to make these little ships when I can find the bits I need.

I left this one on the beach for someone to find.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

where's the wind?

12th Feb 2019, Low Newton, 7:30am

A wonderful sunrise that made Daisy turn pink.

These peaceful photos don't show the icy wind that made the beach feel like the arctic.

Monday, 11 February 2019

moving on

11th Feb 2019, Embleton Bay, 7:40am

Same sunrise with 3 different watery foregrounds.

Although these three photographs were taken just a few yards apart I think it's vital to keep moving to find the inspirational photographs hidden just around the corner.


10th Feb 2019, Dunstanburgh, 8am

The sky was made of layers of water, cloud and bright sky

Daisy and Bess alternately wandered and chased.

2 feet good, 4 feet better

Saturday 9th Feb 2019, 8am

A special walk for me with a new pair of feet beside me.

I look back
And see your footsteps leading
To where I stand

Friday, 8 February 2019

something to see

8th Feb 2019, Embleton Bay, 8am

Wandering in the rain this morning thinking to myself "there must be a photograph somewhere" when I saw these whinstone boulders smoothly sinking into the sand and shining in the drizzle.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

different light

6th Feb 2019, Newton Point, 3pm

Same old dog seen in a different light

6th Feb 2018, Embleton, 8am

Enjoying the sound of rain on my hood...

6th Feb 2018, At home, 5pm

A beautiful wintery crescent moon