Wednesday, 14 October 2020

missing the weather

 14th October 2020, Alnmouth, 1pm

This morning's walk was misty and muddy.  As the morning wore on the sun came out and I had a sunny cycle to Alnmouth.

14th October 2020, Warkworth, 4pm

I use an app to forecast the rain and it's quite accurate.  It was very accurate today but for various reasons we ended up right under this shower.  If we'd been a few miles North we'd have been dry but then I wouldn't have got these photos.

wet walk

 13th October 2020, Buston, 2pm

It was grey and chilly but a lovely walk (until the rain started at our furthest point from home and it was very wet all the way home)

Monday, 12 October 2020

hooting whoopers

 12th October 2020, Warkworth, 7:30am

We had a flypast of hooting Whooper swans this morning.  They flew low straight towards but veered off to one side to avoid us before resuming their southerly migration.

Not many on the sands this morning.

 12th October 2020, Howick, 12 noon

It's great to be back running after 9 months off with a dicky knee.  I'm now revisiting my old favourite places and loving it.

autumn cobwebs

 10th October 2020, Rothbury, 9am

Up high on the moor with a brisk breeze clearing the autumn cobwebs from our heads.

11th October 2020, Longhorsley, 8am

The 3 amigos

11th October 2020, Hauxley, 4pm

Plenty of space on the beach

Thursday, 8 October 2020

limpet thoughts

 8th October 2020, Howick, 7:30am

Last night's rain had headed off out to the east and left behind a fine, calm morning that turned into a sunny day by the time we headed for home.

I saw these two and my thought for today is that limpets must reckon they are exempt from the laws of gravity. They adhere to rocks whatever way up they happen to be so gravity doesn't matter to them. Except they are wrong because gravity causes the tides that they depend on for life. 

So it is for us all. We think we're so clever that nature has no effect on our busy sophisticated lives until an earthquake, flood or pandemic changes everything and makes us realise how fragile that fancy lifestyle is. 

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

round the corner

 6th October 2020, Buston, 8am

A gorgeous morning with a fascinating sky

Just round the corner there was tons of kelp, broken and discarded by the busy seas of the last few days. But on this beach there was just clean sand, clouds and their reflections

A natural pattern of pebbles

eyes peeled

 5th October 2020, Buston, 3pm

Observation is an important thing in photography. Sometimes it's a methodical searching process to find the best combination of components to make up the perfect photograph (the foreground, the leading line, the background subject). At other times it's a rapid response to the world around you. It's about seeing the photograph and quickly reacting and capturing The Moment. 

The sunlight was blowing up the beach in fleeting patches. What caught my eye was the light on the grasses and waves and it lasted only a few seconds. 

Later as Daisy wandered past the puddles her perfect reflection lasted only as long as the speed she was walking.

Natural shapes in the dunes complimented by one of my own making.

Does my bum look big in this?

Monday, 5 October 2020

sunrise shines on us

2nd October, Longhorsley, 7am

A beautiful sunrise today which means a lot.

4th October 2020, Boston, 3pm

A lively sea and close to high tide.

the evening before

 1st October 2020, Hauxley, 5pm

A special walk in a very special place on the eve of Lucy's Mum's funeral.

1st October, Longhorsley, 11:30pm

A beautiful sky around the full moon.