The clacks went back this weekend ... darker afternoons for all.
It is quite normal here at this time of the year for pictures to be exclusively focussed on the glorious fall colours of gold and brown and red but a gentle stroll in the garden this morning before coffee reminded me that provided the gardener does not indulge in the practice of [...]
Quite a glorious day - this afternoon was a pleasant 14C temperature and warm sunlight to take the edge off. J was on duty at the library so I wandered down with her and then enjoyed the riverside which simply looks at its best in October. There are worse places for a chap [...]
There is something about the garden's very early morning light at this time of year, as summer starts to fade and autumn waves enticingly from the wings, that really starts a day off well. All the more so with a mug of tea. It doesn't get much better than this. Verse [...]
Nine years ago we were birding and botanising in Austria and the Czech Republic with a pause for history and culture in Prague. I was especially struck by the interplay of light on the stone columns in this medieval cathedral.
This photo was taken in a forest on the west coast of Scotland about five years ago and was remarkable for the mossy layer covering around and bark - extraordinarily atmospheric. More recently, I happened to be reminded of Terry Pratchet's "Wee Free Men" and for some reason this image bubbled to the surface [...]
Sometimes, the colours of flowers, especially yellows and golds, really "pop" after sunset but before it is fully dark. There are creatures out there in the garden still quietly going about their business.
“A habit of solitude in early childhood is not easily broken. Indeed, it may prove lifelong.” ? Philippa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden
Wild carrot (Daucus carota) after sunset
Interesting Light in the Garden Photographers often sing the praises of "the golden hour" at sunset or "the blue hour" just after and they are worth making use of. However, I often find that to my eye, maybe not yours, the really interesting light is in the middle of a heavy [...]