Sunday, 22 March 2015

happy dog

22nd March 2015, Football Hole, 4pm

Happy dog looking for mischief









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tiny spring

22nd March 2015, Embleton Bay, 6:30am

A frosty car and a chill in the air. It didn't feel very much like spring.

But when you listen, the birds are in full chorus (although they've yet to be joined by the summer warblers) and they are as bright as they can be.

Gold finches are bursting with colour and blackbirds are glossy and perfect. (We have a blackbird with a white head around here just now and he's very striking).

 When your eyes get tuned in there are tiny signs of spring all around although for now they're fighting against the morning frosts.



















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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Eclipse

20th March 2015, Alnwick, 9:30am

The partial eclipse - about 95% in Northumberland. It was too bright to photograph but then it went behind thin cloud and that made it much easier...

The moon crossed the sun from right to left.  I found you could view the spectacle either as the black disc crossing the sun or as a crescent of sun changing shape.  Two different perspectives that seems to need a shift of thinking.

It's one of those coincidences in nature that the Moon (3,500 km diameter and 384,000 km from Earth) appears pretty much the same size as the Sun (1,400,000km diameter and 150,000,000 km from Earth)


Close to maximum







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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

some sunrises

8th March 2015, Low Newton, 7:30am

Blue, gold and grey in the sky.


Daisy watches in the wind


9th March 2015, Embleton Bay, 6:15am

Monday morning's ain't so bad...




10th March 2015, Low Newton, 6:15am



10th March 2015, Newton Links, 5pm


Over Long Nanny







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Friday, 6 March 2015

spring springs

1st March 2015, Low Newton, 7:30am

Sylarks were singing high in the blue sky and the first primroses of the year were flowering in the shadows. It was a spring day and daisy rested in the warm sun.



2nd March 2015, Embleton Bay, 4:30pm

What used to be evening walks under starlight are now late afternoon sunshine walks.





4th March 2015, Newton Point, 4:30pm


6th March 2015, Football Hole, 4:30pm
Daisy looking pleased with herself for lurcher reasons.






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Saturday, 21 February 2015

after a working week

18th February 2015, Low Newton, 5:30pm

Evening light on the beach houses.


19th February 2015, Embleton Bay, 5:30pm

Another evening  - shadowy blue sea and sky.


20th February 2015, Christon Bank, 6:15am

My regular morning dog-walk starts at 6:15 and I've enjoyed many moon and star-lit walks up these familiar paths near my village. As winter fades and spring comes quietly to the countryside, the days have been getting ever longer until this morning, as we came out the woods, we were met for the first time this year by the pre-dawn colours of the sky framed by the trees..



20th February 2015, at home, 4pm

waiting for her walk...



20th February 2015, Howick Shore, 4:30pm

A tower of stones teetering at the rising tide.


21st February 2015, Beadnell Bay, 7:30am

An interesting pattern in the sand from the highest point the high tide reached overnight.


A weekend morning means time to spare for fun and games.





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Monday, 16 February 2015

on reflection...

16th February 2015, Embleton Bay, 4:30pm

A very nice sunset and perfectly reflected in the Skaith's still waters.




As we walked onto the beach the reflections were almost as good on the sand as they were on the water...





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