Sunset Bridge

Sometimes all you need is a sunset to make you grin from ear to ear, while you marvel at the power of nature. This sunset appeared while I was out exploring one evening with Poppy. I was drawn to the small bridge which crossed a stream – the angle and view seemed to put life…

Misty Walk

Yesterday morning was quite misty following a frosty night. As I was out walking with Poppy, I observed the mist slowly retreating, and enveloping Dent Fell. It was quite a pleasure to see. After around an hour of walking, I spotted a lone tree on Jacktrees Road, at Cleator Moor. It’s not a very special…

Tawny Eagle

This delightful, feathery beauty, is a Tawny Eagle that I captured at the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick in Cumbria. The Tawny Eagle is a large bird of prey. The bird breeds in most of Africa both north and south of the Sahara Desert and across tropical southwestern Asia to India. It is a…

A Phantom Of Delight

She was a phantom of delightWhen first she gleamed upon my sight;A lovely Apparition, sentTo be a moment’s ornament;Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair;Like Twilight’s, too, her dusky hair;But all things else about her drawnFrom May-time and the cheerful Dawn;A dancing Shape, an Image gay,To haunt, to startle, and way-lay. I saw her upon…

Sing Me Something Well

Yesterday afternoon, I went for a short walk along the local bridleway hoping to capture a bird with my camera, and the gods obliged with a little stunner – the Common Blackbird. The male, which is found throughout most of Europe, is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich,…

Another Post

This is an old metal post, standing resolute, and all alone in its independence on moorland at Ennerdale in West Cumbria. I’ve made this photo available for free, from Pixabay. I hope you get some use from it. Resolution And Independence There was a roaring in the wind all night;The rain came heavily and fell…

A Little Girl Lost

Children of the future age,Reading this indignant page,Know that in a former timeLove, sweet love, was thought a crime. In the age of gold,Free from winter’s cold,Youth and maiden bright,To the holy light,Naked in the sunny beams delight. Once a youthful pair,Filled with softest care,Met in garden brightWhere the holy lightHad just removed the curtains…

Hurricane Oscar

The County of Cumbria has currently got a Yellow Weather Warning in place, and is being drenched with heavy rain from former Hurricane, Oscar. And while we do have 70 mph winds associated with the storm, they are nowhere near the Category 2 winds that affected Bermuda in the Atlantic, a few days ago. This…

A Love-Struck Peacock

This beautiful Peacock was strutting his stuff at a local zoo, and putting on a magnificent display for me with his train of feathers. Who can blame him, for wanting to impress? 🤣 Five Facts The collective term for these birds is peafowl. The males are peacocks and the females are peahens. The babies are…

A Winters Walk

I haven’t had a good walk with my sister for quite some time among the lake district fells. I’ll have to get out with her soon, and allow our dogs to socialise a bit more. It’s good for dogs to mix with others. My sisters dog is a Manchester Terrier – he’s a little star…

Forest Sunset Surprise

There is nothing better than seeing a sunset, and experiencing that happy feeling when your heart skips a beat at the magnificence set before you. This was once such occasion, when I was wandering through a local forest. I love surprises, and this one stopped me dead in my tracks for a few minutes as…

Whitehaven Full Moon

This is the Port of Whitehaven at night. It’s also a Photoshop cheat, but you probably already knew that. The image is a bit of fun, but also an experiment on how to manipulate the scene, by removing the night sky and adding a super sized moon. 50mm F/22 ISO 100 30 Seconds To The…

Pocket Watch Close-Up

This is a Macro shot of an old pocket watch that had been handed down to me, as a family heirloom. I was quite surprised to see the dust on the inner workings, as it’s not really visible when viewed through my myopic eyes. Extension Tubes were used to get this macro shot. Devouring Time…

Autumnal Carpet

This was the scene to greet me on a riverside walk at Calderbridge in West Cumbria. The fallen leaves paved the way with a golden carpet of joy. The walk is a hidden gem, and follows the River Calder upstream. Access to the public footpath is located to the left of St. Bridgets Church. The…

Fork In The Road

This photo is a little bit of fun, and was taken while on a walk up nearby Dent Fell. At its highest point, the fell stands at only 352 metres (1155 feet), but offers uninterrupted views of the Cumbrian coast from the Ravenglass estuary in the south to the Solway Firth and across to Scotland…