Freelance Photographer
Durham, UK

Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Durham bluebell update 2013

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

I haven’t been out shooting bluebells yet this year, but earlier today I dropped into the top of Houghall Woods to check on their progress.  Most flowers are out a little later than normal this year due to the cold March and April we had, but they’re out near the Botanic Gardens.  This is a grabbed snapshot I took with my phone, but should give you an idea of how they’re getting on.  Of course, slopes with different light levels and aspects will have flowers at different stages, but I would expect that you will find something suitable to shoot in the Durham woods right now.

Houghall Woods Bluebells 2013

Houghall Woods Bluebells 2013


Cast a cloot

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

The May is well and truly oot (in both senses) and I’ve cast a cloot.  Admittedly, I put it straight back on when the temperature dropped again, but the burst of warmth at the end of May and copious rain has helped the flora progress nicely.  (more…)

New gallery added

Monday, May 14th, 2012

A quick update announcing a new gallery – Birds – along with the pictures from April’s successful “Coot Shoot“, now available to purchase.

Also the details from a recent Lake District fellwalk around Coldale have been added and some of the photos added to the 2012 Fellwalks gallery.

Water birds

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I had one of my best ever wildlife experiences last week.  Find out more inside… (more…)

Blaid’s Wood Bluebells

Monday, April 16th, 2012

On Saturday I had a short scouting trip down to Blaid’s Wood in Durham and found the bluebells in full flower.  Photos after the jump… (more…)

Bluebells are here

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

I’ve been for a short walk through Blaid’s Wood (see this earlier post for details) today. The wood is full of bluebells in flower between the road and the old waggonway – it’s well worth a visit.  Photos will follow shortly.

Early Hawthorn…Or Not?

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

When we were out on the walk when I noticed the first bluebells of 2012, I also noticed that the hawthorn blossom, or “may” as it’s also known, was out.  This seemed remarkably early this year too, but on reflection I realised I was wrong.  Here’s why… (more…)

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