Scotland

A short break in Scotland. So beautiful. And so empty; empty roads, empty hills, empty of people. Mist, dampness and rain, a land of water everywhere. Heart breakingly beautiful.

An old graveyard, home now to lichens and mosses;
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Stand of Birch;
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What an incredible place to live;
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Bridge and wild river;
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Old spirits reside still in these damp lichen deep forests;
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And a different sort inhabit these bright stands;
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Pretty much as I see the world without specs! Happy
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The river;
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Winter in the Lakes

Unusually, solstice this year was spent in the UK instead of abroad. Some friends came to join us and it turns out we were about 4 houses away from a work friend as well, though sadly neither of us realised until we returned!


Resting bench, taken on iphone, on a walk just above Ambelside;
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What is it with the Lakes and these coin trees? I have never seen them anywhere else;
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Grizedale forest seems to hold an awful lot of secrets, in the form of sculptures and art works just so hidden away, not signposted, not waymarked, just sitting there having to be discovered. It’s wonderful.
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On a trip up to Langdale, first done as an energetic teenager with school climbing buddies. Now more of an excuse to get to the Old Dungeon Ghyll. Happy
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Each lost in our own views...
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This farm encapsulates such a huge span of time, of old and new, from the broken down tractor and saw wheel, to the satellite dish on the farmhouse. There’s even a rotting and collapsed horse cart in the yard. Time just accumulates here;
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Window on Cotswold shed;
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Cotswold scene that has probably not changed since medieval times;
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Cotswold Walk

The new place to explore.

Taken with my old sony erricson phone;
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Onions set out to dry in a barn;
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Not the cotswolds, but the allotment and autumn chard;
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Ever so curious cows along the walk;
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The moment I saw this house, I wanted to live here. Very much indeed.
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Another dandelion seed capture;
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Again, not the Cotswolds, but Bath Abbey, taken in the evening on a slow shutter speed on my iphone.
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Autumn is here. This is the view from my living room (it certainly beats the last place!);
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Allotment Office

Working hard at the allotment;

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Dunraven Castle

We were taken for a day out by Wendy to a small garden in an old castle in Wales. Beautiful coast and gorgeous weather.

Many fossils in the stones;
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and many fascinating shapes in the stones;
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Rockpools;
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Continuing with my fascination with focus; seeing the world without glasses;
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Wendy and Leisa;
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Stone shapes;
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and footprints;
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Marvellous talus rock falls;
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Autumn 2011

Its been a slow time for photography since last summer. Here’s a small selection from autumn, from a visit to the New Forest and of course, Westonbirt; de rigour for any autmn.

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