Heading Home

Heading home from a frosty, early morning walk a few weeks back – misty in the distance – you can just make out the spire of St Mary’s Church at Shipton-under-Wychwood (slightly right of centre amongst the trees).  You can also just see Sparky heading impatiently to the next gate! Originally in colour, this photograph…

Silhouetted Frosted Cow Parsley

Frosted Cow Parsley

A photograph of some silhouetted frosted cow parsley taken near the River Evenlode near Shipton-under-Wychwood in the Cotswolds, UK – this was a short walk from home on a bright, but chilly, morning after a very cold night (well, cold for us – around -5ºC) between Christmas and New Year 2014. Taken ‘contre-jour’, I wasn’t sure quite…

Frosted Teasles

Frosted Teasles

This photograph of frosted teasles was taken on a walk near home on a very cold morning between Christmas and New Year 2014 – while it was cold (well below 0ºC) the sun was out and made it feel warmer – the frost was, by this time starting to melt fast in the sun –…

The last sunrise…

…of 2014! And so we come to the last post of 2014 – this photograph was taken this morning at sunrise on Shipton Down – another cold night, though had warmed up slightly to only -1ºC by this stage, though the wind was biting! A very light dusting of snow and a frost made the…

Super moonset

This photograph was taken a few days ago on the way to the station at the time of the super moon – just as it was setting – the sun was just starting  to rise directly behind me.  I love the subtle purple colours in the sky. Not much post processing done here except to lift…

Old Oak Tree

This photograph was taken on the gloriously sunny afternoon of the 1st of March – the first day of Spring!  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t last and the 2nd day of Spring has been wet, windy and miserable…oh well! Still, a short walk in the sun shine resulted in some good images – the one shown…

Snowy Sheep

OK – so we’ve had no snow at all this year except for a few flakes that didn’t settle – I guess I am kind of disappointed, so I have pulled out a photograph I took around this time last year – I had taken the kids to school and stopped on the way back…

Restricted Byway

Another shot taken near to Lechlade on 9th February.  Back when we lived in Lechlade (we rented a house here for a year), I sometimes ran along this ‘restricted byway’ (not quite sure in what way it is restricted, though as you can see, it is somewhat more restricted at present!) – these fields are…

Almost home…

A shot taken on 19th October 2013 in the Cotswolds between Shipton-under-Wychwood and Chipping Norton on the D’Arcy Dalton Way – just catching the last rays before the sun went behind the clouds and the hills in the distance – it had been raining earlier in the day, but cleared later in the afternoon giving…

Birds on a wire

  Another early morning shot, just before sunrise on 8th August 2013, on the way to the station at Charlbury – normally I would avoid including the telegraph poles and wires in a shot like this, but I had noticed that there were birds sitting on the wires – almost as if they were watching…