Monday, 31 January 2022

. . . time to reflect

 


July
© Teresa Newham

A look now at the other six photos in the calendar (see previous post).  The July and August pics were taken on a trip to the Weald & Downland Museum in West Sussex.  The geese were remarkably tame and a delight until they started pecking at my bag and trying to pick my husband's pocket . . . 


August
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The image I chose for September was of a hedge of Rosa Rugosa in the churchyard at Sturminster Newton, Dorset. There was a huge yew tree, but the roses and hips were what drew my attention. So much so that I'm hoping to make space to plant a similar hedge - or just a bush - in my own garden.


September
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For October, November and December I looked back through my photos from the previous year, and found this lichen (below) on some bark at the local golf course on a muddy walk in November 2020. It was too muddy to walk there again this past Autumn.


October
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The November image was one of those lucky accidents; the sun came out on what had been a rather indifferent afternoon and lit up the trees and the field at just the right moment as we took one of our regular walks in the local lanes.


November
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December's photo was a chance shot which neatly caught a Hertfordshire sunset in early Winter. The landscape was slowly becoming dormant; but as we know, all new growth begins in the dark and the sap rises again.  And now we are at the end of January, the lighter days are a sign that Spring is on its way!


December
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Saturday, 15 January 2022

Time to remember . . .

 


January
© Teresa Newham

January is a good time to share some of the images from the calendar I put together every year for family and friends.  Usually there's a mix of local photos and ones taken further afield, but for the second year running the pandemic has forced me to concentrate closer to home.


February
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The January pic was taken at a local golf course on my mobile phone during one of my daily walks - I love sunlight, shadows and trees - while February's close up of a hibernating ladybird came courtesy of my Canon EOS in the back garden. As the subject was asleep I had plenty of time to get the right shot.



March
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March and April are both mobile phone pictures snapped on walks - I spotted the catkins at the edge of the estate so the composition is angled to avoid including rooftops.  I came across the beautiful April scene while strolling in the local lanes.


April
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Unfortunately the weather has not been so kind last year as it was during the first lockdown, which meant I have not been able to take a longer walk as often as I would have liked.  The picture I chose for May is another one from the estate, carefully cropped to hide the fact that it's peeping over somebody's garden fence.


May
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June's poppies were just begging to be photographed at Millbridge Meadows in Gamlingay. A cheerful reminder of Summer, which is just what we need right now, and a good place to pause!


June
© Teresa Newham