Carrying on from the theme of black and white pictures of the abandoned, this is of the overgrown driveway and garage of an empty property just up the road from me. Just a note, the area I live in is not abandoned and falling down in general and there are a much greater number of… Continue reading Needs Some Paint
I do love a tumbledown or abandoned building, especially when nature appears to be in an advanced stage of winning all the materials back. Clicking on any of the photos makes it full screen--well, that's the intention anyway.
As an alternative to the last post's traditional B/W approach to the shot. Doing that thing where you stand under the canopy of a tree and have a little spin is a happy thing to do on a bright Autumn day. Although, admittedly, I don't do the full spin around myself these days due to… Continue reading An Unfamiliar Tree
I pass this Sycamore tree almost every day, it's on the lane towards the village that I walk along at least five or six times a week. Every time I pass and look up at it, particularly on a good weather day, I think "I should remember to bring my camera with me really...". Obviously,… Continue reading A Familiar Tree
I haven't been down to my local beach since the official start of lockdown in March. It's mainly because I might be doing everything I can to be as safe as I can, for myself and others, but the mass of holidaymakers on our beaches have come from far and wide and seemed determined to… Continue reading Beach Dragon
Often a sight on the Cornish coastline (so are Peregrine's, but they're mostly moving too high or too fast for me) Paraphrasing a Terry Pratchett line; "Tain't what a Kestrel looks like, it's what a Kestrel be."
Walking on the clifftops with, at most on the stretch of coast I am on most often, two to four people passing per hour, there is that safe feeling of having some relatively wide open space to yourself, which is of course a very valuable and reassuring sense of security currently. But looking out to… Continue reading A Bit of Space
Yes, I know, my last post was about Warbstow Bury but this one is deliberately made to draw your attention to a post by another blogger rather than me.Elizabeth Dale writes on Cornish Bird Blog about the historical sites of Cornwall, and researches and entertainingly recounts the many folk stories and histories attached to them.… Continue reading Warbstow Bury: Revisited, but by Someone Else This Time
I tried to figure out which of the Dartmoor Tors is visible from the elevated and expansive view west from Warbstow Bury. It's a favourite dog walking spot, concentric but irregularly shaped rings of banks and ditches, from somewhere around a 500BC history. Aerial pic from Cornwall.gov.uk, further reading here The views out on good… Continue reading Warbstow Bury
Like a lot of you during the Covid pandemic I expect, I've limited myself to extremely local environs (my garden, about mile or so of lanes either way from my house) for just under a quarter of a year now. Sounds a long time put like that doesn't it? So far, Cornwall has actually been… Continue reading Some Confidence
Mrs B: Hey, that big red poppy has bloomed, that one one on the driveway bank you let go wild. Me: Yeah, I saw. It's lovely. Mrs B: Could you take some photographs of it this time? Me: Of course. Click on the pics for full size Mrs B: And I don't mean any of… Continue reading Following Orders
It seems every post I put on here I start off by apologising for how long it's been since I last posted anything here, so I'm not going to mention it all now and see if that helps.Ahem. Anyway, like pretty much the whole world, I am at home and hiding from the rest of… Continue reading Spring Exploding