Saturday, 24 February 2018


24th Feb18, Embleton Bay, 8am

A long lie in this morning (after 7:30!) meant that the sun was well up by the time we reached the beach.

A bitingly cold wind had stirred up the sea into big waves but lying in the long grass staring at the sky was a very comfortable option until Daisy got bored and we moved on...

Friday, 23 February 2018

Friday sunrise

23rd Feb18, Embleton Bay, 8am

Happy Friday sunrise to my blog readers wherever you are in the world.

"And then a pathway across the sea,
 Joined the sun to me."

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

hail fellow well met

21st Feb18, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

A fellow photographer out and about this morning. I wonder if he's the chap I have for a 1:1 photo training session later this morning...!


20th Feb18, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

Just a stripe of colour at sunrise but reflected in a glassy sea

20th Feb18, Chatton Park, 10am

A cracking day leading an archaeology walk.  the low sun showed up the carvings beautifully

Monday, 19 February 2018

seasonal signs

19th February 2018, Embleton Bay, 7:30am

A damp, misty morning. The gorse is starting to flower and unlike its occasional winter blooms these early spring flowers are starting to carry the gorgeous perfume which, come April and May, will fill the air.

Thursday, 15 February 2018


15th Feb 2018, Dunstanburgh and Embleton Bay, 7:30am

A busy morning started sliding down the road on the ice.  I was glad to get round the bend!

When we got to the car park it was bright to the east but a threatening cloud was coming from the west.  I jumped out the car and got this shot of the start of sunrise behind the castle

As we walked up the golf course the hail started and swept in sheets across the fairways.  It made for a spectacular sight though so I was glad to be out in it.

Afte 20 minutes or so the hail stopped and blue sky spread from the west.  Soon there was not a cloud to be seen so we walked on down to Embleton bay to dry out in the spring sunshine.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

clouds tell the time

14th Feb 2018, Embleton bay, 7:30am

A few minutes after sunrise and the clouds close to the horizon are still in warm colours while the sky higher up is starting to look like day.