The weekend at last!

Good morning

Another frosty morning today! Rain is forecast for later on so any outside work needs to be done soon.

My order from Thompson & Morgan’s seeds came today. Lots of packets of little seeds of colour and happiness. I can’t wait to get back into my greenhouse to start planting.

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Busy days

This week has been such a fantastic week of sunrises and colours! I also found out that I’m going to be Showcasing my work in June at No3 again! So, this morning I’ve been making a few Cyanotype cards. I’ve made a short video of me making them.

Cold weekend

The past few day days have been so cold but it has been lovely to get out and about! The image left is a composite of two images layered over the top. It was so cold when I was taking these that I couldn’t feet my fingers! Kate Bush Instrumental

Beautiful mornings

This week has been such a fantastic week of sunrises and colours! It makes getting out of bed so much easier when you know you’re going to be met by stunning Mother Nature! I hope next week will be just as stunning. Anyone else noticed the lighter mornings and lengthing days?

Racing towards Christmas!

Here we are. Another weekend. Another week nearer to Christmas.

I keep coming home from work and adding a few more decorations to the house. At the moment Z cat does not seem very interested in the tree and I have kept tinsel to a minimum this year!

I don’t think that the weather can make it’s mind up this week. It’s either wet & mild or cold and frosty. I don’t know about you but i would love a white Christmas (as long as I don’t have leave the house!)

J cat admiring the Christmas tree – SJ Butler Photography

I will honor Christmas in my heart,

and try to keep it all the year.”

Charles Dickens
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Christmas Day

Thursday Tales

Good morning

Another busy day today!

A bit of gardening & tidying up after Storm Arwen and the snow/frost that we had a few days ago.

My lovely Cosmos has had to be pulled up, until next year when I’ll plant some more. I’ve also ordered some lovely golden yellow ones for next year as well.

The birds are loving the berries in the garden, I keep seeing them eating all the left over grapes as well!

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  • Busy days
    This week has been such a fantastic week of sunrises and colours! I also found out that I’m going to be Showcasing my work in June at No3 again! So, this morning I’ve been making a few Cyanotype cards. I’ve made a short video of me making them.
  • Cold weekend
    The past few day days have been so cold but it has been lovely to get out and about! The image left is a composite of two images layered over the top. It was so cold when I was taking these that I couldn’t feet my fingers! Kate Bush Instrumental
  • Beautiful mornings
    This week has been such a fantastic week of sunrises and colours! It makes getting out of bed so much easier when you know you’re going to be met by stunning Mother Nature! I hope next week will be just as stunning. Anyone else noticed the lighter mornings and lengthing days?
  • Weekend walks
    I’m slowly getting through the images that I took from my January walk week 2 at the Castle Howard Estate. If you look carefully you will see a tiny Shetland pony just to the right of the white horse. Can you spot him? He was quite shy so I couldn’t get a better picture of […]

National Tree Week

National Tree Week

Apparently this week is National Tree Week which is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration, running from Saturday 27 November to Sunday 5 December.

So, as you probably know I am a big tree lover so here are a few of my favourites.

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SJ Butler Photography – Trees at Derwentwater – Cumbria

Lake District Memories IX

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand


It’s Sunday so it must be visit the Lake District day! The Lakes are steeped in history and mystery with some stunning caves, stones and more. This week the Lakes a few of the beautiful water falls – enjoy and have a great Sunday.

Moss Force (top right, bottom middle & right) can be found in Newlands Pass, above Buttermere village. Access to Moss Force is fairly easy as the waterfall is roughly 220 yards from the road between Keswick and Buttermere.

The falls are an impressive sight after rain as torrents of water plunge 100 meters below.

Aira Force

Aira Force is a beautiful waterfall located just off the banks of Ullswater. Park at the National Trust car park and follow the Gowbarrow Trail through the forest, passing Aira Force to reach the summit of Gowbarrow.

This famous waterfall has been a popular attraction for over 300 years, and has even been written about by the likes of William Wordsworth in his poem Airey-Force Valley

Rydal

Rydal Falls is situated just off the A591 between Ambleside and Grasmere. It is a ten minute walk from Rydal Mount, once home to the poet William Wordsworth.


Lake District Memories VIII

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand


It’s Sunday so it must be visit the Lake District day! The Lakes are steeped in history and mystery with some stunning caves, stones and more. This week we are having a look at some of the beautiful wild life that I have seen on my many visits to the Lakes.

Perhaps the most iconic of all of the wildlife that has found a sanctuary in the Lake District is the Red Squirrel. Native to the UK, its numbers have reduced significantly since the introduction of its cousin the Grey Squirrel.

The Lake District is one of the last remaining places in England where you can see the Red Squirrel with the largest population in England surviving here. You may also spot road signs alerting you to the possible presence of Red Squirrels, encouraging you to slow down!

Also, Herdwick Sheep can be found roaming freely throughout the Cumbrian fells. This iconic breed is native to Cumbria and it’s thought that 99% of the population live in within the county’s border.

All photographs are taken by SJ Butler Photography & must not be copied or reproduced without permission from SJ Butler – thank you

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Saturday Gold

Squirrel bathing in the soft light

The Weekend

Another busy day!

Today a bit of gardening. The cats are having a ball chasing leaves and exploring all the ‘new’ parts of the garden since I’ve cut back lots of plants!

A visit to the ever popular Living North exhibition had be drinking samples of rum, cocktails and wine at 11 o’clock in the morning! (Plus plenty of chocolate and biscuits).

The trees are looking stunning, All we needs is a huge gust of wind or a sharp front and most of the leaves will be on the floor.

More adventures tomorrow, a Textile exhibition and a Christmas Craft fair.

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Weekend Vibes (again!)

Welcome to

The Weekend

Another week over! We are really racing through these weeks at the moment, we’ll be in December before we know it!

At the moment all is busy – I have a craft stall at work selling my cards and prints. On 28th November I have another craft stall, this time it is Christmas craft at No3 Heworth again.

I may also have another craft stall end of November, beginning of December so I better start printing some more cards!

This weekend I really must update my Etsy Shop with some Christmas cards and prints, so watch out for more info maybe Sunday or Monday.

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Lake District Memories VII

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
Yann Arthus-Bertrand


It’s Sunday so it must be visit the Lake District day! The Lakes are steeped in history and mystery with some stunning caves, stones and more. This week the Lakes in pastel – enjoy and have a great Sunday.

All images by Sue Butler Photography

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A touch of frost

Well, a bit of a shock to wake up to frost on Friday. A wake up call to the fact we are starting to go into colder months.

A touch of ice on fungi
J & Z cat enjoying the fire on a cold and noisy 5th November

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

J.R.R. Tolkien