Saturday 26 September 2020


 There is a stack of old birch at the bottom of the orchard, this year there are several large groups of this fungus. Not sure which they are.....

Bracken Fronds

 Bracken fronds in the gloom beside the Burn on a dull afternoon at the Cottage today.

Cherry Leaf

 It's that time of year when the cherry leaves begin to fall in the orchard.

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Barley Hill...

Approaching Barley Hill from Kiln Pit Hill, one evening a month or two ago.  The light was wonderful..

Sunday 2 August 2020


We went to the nursery to look for some roses and a few other bits and Bobs for the new beds and trellis in the front garden.  We found these beautiful Echinacea, perhaps next time....

Not just any feather.....

Spotted this beautiful feather from one of the Muscovy Ducks in the field this morning.

Saturday 1 August 2020


I know they are a bit of a cliche, but sunsets are pretty special.  This one at the Cottage last night..

Monday 20 July 2020

Hilltop Plantation - Slaley

Hilltop Plantation, Slaley.  Taken early one morning in April this year, enjoying looking though a few old images and doing a little tweaking...

Sunday 19 July 2020

Comet Spotting...

I remembered to go out last night to try and see Comet Neowise 2020, as the sky was clear for the first time in a while.  Not a chance......


One of the many dramatic cloudscapes we see here at the Cottage....

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Birdsfoot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus  Such a pretty little flower...  

Brambles and Burn...

Walking beside our little Burn this morning I spotted this head of Blackberry blossom lying in the surface of the water....

Sunday 3 May 2020

Bellis perennis

Common Field Daisy, Bellis perennis.  One of the many pink tinged Field Daisies we have here at the Cottage.


I could blame the Covid19 lockdown, but no I was just playing with new photo editing software.

I took this photo on the only snow day this winter, in the fields next to the Cottage.

Monday 20 January 2020


Out with the dogs this afternoon and spotted this gate lying in in one of the local fords. Thought the angles and colours were interesting enough for a photo.

Saturday 18 January 2020


After days of wet and dreary weather, I was greeted with blue skies and a light frost this morning. The ice of the car windscreen was quite beautiful.