On the birthing grounds

The chill of a pre-dawn December morning nipped at uncovered faces as our small group padded quietly out of the village. Gentle whispers of snatched conversation and the soft call of a winter robin licked the ears above the deep rhythms of distant breaking waves. Out onto the dunes, muscles finding…

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A few print images from through the year

This is a collection of some of the print derived digital images that I have produced this year. All are linocuts that have been cut and hand-printed, then scanned and digitally manipulated to produce the colour images. A more traditional approach would be to add colour through separate printed plates,…

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In the shadow of Cheviot

Towards the head of College Valley, skirted by a burn of brown and spuming crystal white water, with the Cheviot massif towering high to it’s east, stands a shepherd’s refuge. Like others dotted across the hill sides and valleys across Northumberland and other wild places, it provides shelter to sheep, shepherd and…

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The European Hare

This gallery contains 4 photos.

  The European hare (Lepus europaeus), also known as the brown hare, is a species of hare native to Europe and parts of Asia. It is among the largest hare species and is adapted to temperate, open country. Hares are herbivorous and feed mainly on grasses and herbs, supplementing these…

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BGBW2016

Blue Tit – 6 Great Tit – 1 Wood Pigeon – 75 Goldfinch – 4 Chaffinch – 3 Blackbird – 2 Robin – 1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker – 1 Dunnock – 1 Nuthatch – 1 Magpie – 1 Song Thrush – 1 0900 hours, Saturday 30th January 2016

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I can see you

Our young froglets are starting to grow. I found this one nestled in some flints that surround the pond last evening and was grateful that it posed for some photographs. As ever, it has been fascinating to watch the tadpoles – both frog and toad – develop and finally emerge…

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Puffball

We found this puffball on the verge of the lane running into the village. It was gone the next morning, perhaps harvested for the pan by a passing funghi lover. A few days later and another has appeared in the same spot. Left to its own devices it will eventually…

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