Some of you may have picked up on a slightly more light-hearted approach to how I write to accompany the pictures posted here over the last few posts. Previously, I have tried to adopt a more neutral and serious type of fairly minimal commentary style for this site --posts still run away with me sometimes--but… Continue reading New Start for 2021
First time back on the beach--post initial too-late lockdown, after too early lockdown lift and into lockdown again and before the seemingly incomprehensible tiers apply--yesterday afternoon. Covid and holiday-maker free. It was March 2020 the last time we set foot on here. Seems an age ago now but the pleasure of being soothed clean by… Continue reading Back on the Beach
Mrs H of Cornwall suggested that this shot might be nice on cards for this time of year, I think because the dew creates little sparkly bits like frost--so that's 'seasonal'. Consequently I have now made greetings cards with this picture on available in my Redbubble and Pixel stores, with the title 'Dewy Dandelion', because… Continue reading Dewy Dandelion
Today, I am answering a letter from a reader.It is from a Mrs H, in Cornwall. "Dear Bear,I wondered if I might make a request? Don't forget it's bin night on Friday.Also, have you got a 'normal' photograph to show us by any chance?Not one like the whooshy abstract things you do--and I do find… Continue reading Nice Picture
There is something somehow more pleasing to my eye about things that are not 'perfect'. It must be that my brain catalogue image of an object, in the mental encyclopaedia somewhere, is ringing a 'not matching the pattern' alert that pleases me. This teasel has attracted me for it's leaf that had defiantly gone it's… Continue reading Anarchic Teasel
There is a woods behind the beach of Crackington Haven, East Woods in the Ludon Valley--the Ludon being the stream that cuts down through it.It's a good and proper native woodland that is managed with only a light touch, letting nature mostly just get on with things itself. So fallen trees stay where they are,… Continue reading East Woods Light Show
Some flowering Cow Parsley was effectively caught in a spotlight in the hedgerow, and the breeze was strong enough to make it dance.
Humans on the Moon (courtesy of NASA) Humans on Earth
Yesterday was glorious weather, so I took Gwynnik up on our favourite clifftops for a nice walk in the warmth. We've been up there hundreds of times already, so none of us need yet another picture of it do we? Oh alright, one of the impressionistic ones. Today, by contrast, has so far been a… Continue reading Contrasts
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.