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When the year gets older it starts wearing purple

September 15, 2021

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Well that was a hectic summer, busy, busy, busy. Congestion, snarl-ups, queues and everyone wanted to head to the beach when the sun was out. It was mayhem. We can now embrace autumn in a slightly less frenetic mood. Small tortoiseshell Common Blue (male) Common Blue (female) Looking into Somerset from Devon and looking into […]

Summer; how it started..

July 10, 2021

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With skylarks and fresh beech with dappled shade. Plenty of fences and warm valley floors. The cotton grass nodding in the bog and sheep taking cover in the shade, while children swim in the Barle. But the summer storms weren’t to be held back, and rain and mists descend.  so it’s back to the woodlands […]

Border lines

May 11, 2021

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Four photos from a bimble along the border last week. No check points or machine-gun posts, just a crappy exmoor fence and freedom of movement between Devon and Somerset. Still cold but a few signs of the late spring on Exmoor finally blooming.         Fujifilm velvia Coming next; more bluebells.

A heavy dump on top

March 10, 2021

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Pretty in white and a joy to photograph Exmoor is a special place in the snow, but it can get dodgy on the narrow and often un-gritted roads, especially if it snows while you’re out wandering. In these conditions it is proper 4 wheel drive territory but even then, you have to have your ‘josh […]

Between the lockdowns

January 14, 2021

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That is between Lockdown 2 and Lockdown3, or Christmas 2020 ‘The Superspreader Event’ as it was also known. There was alot going on in the run up to Christmas, with the usual stuff to do, some work and the release of my calendar, with all that entails including those fun daily trips to the Post Office. […]

The colours of Autumn

November 7, 2020

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Autumn, the season of melancholy and mellow fruitfulness is for many such a sad time of year. Summer is a distant memory, the nights draw in and the chill returns to your breath. However, the last hoorah of nature before the winter lockdown is such a joyous time of the year for photographers but it […]

Classic Views and Cute Thatches

September 22, 2020

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Another circular walk on Exmoor and this time it’s a classic, or the classic. Up Bossington hill. Starting at the iconic Selworthy Church, which is still periodically coated with a mixture of lime and tallow to protect it from the elements, making the distinctive white building visible for miles around. Up to the top of […]

From Prayway to Limecombe

September 2, 2020

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Everyday has been like a bank holiday, and with the mother of all bank holidays; a sunny end of August one, bearing down on us, it was time to leave the village against the incoming hordes and get up on the roof again. Ashcombe up to Prayway head and back down Lime combe to Simonsbath […]

More Moor Meanderings

August 27, 2020

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It’s the end of summer and here’s the the way August has played out so far with warm downpours and gusty blows. In-between times there’s been big skies and solitary walks up on the moor. A reminder to all locals that you can escape the traffic jams, the Georgeham double decker bus queue, the Mortehoe […]

From beach to moor and back again

August 9, 2020

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So busy at the beach. You have to walk for miles to get away from the utterly maddening crowd or escape the moor for some peace and space. Photo essay.                                                   […]