Time

It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling especially when the temperature has hit 18o
With the lovely weather has brought out lots of dandelions, daffodils, bees, blossom and green leaves.

Good News! The clocks are changing tonight (March 27th UK) marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time – and Mothering Sunday. Also known simply as ‘summer time’, Daylight Savings in the UK runs from the last Sunday of March to the end of October. I am so glad and looking forward to being able to sit outside longer with a glass of the fizzy stuff!

Many will be glad to shake off winter (especially me) – although wintry weather is expected this week – as we move further along 2022.

Longer days and later sunsets are also ahead because ‘astronomical spring’ – based off the position of Earth’s orbit in relation to the sun – officially started on March 20th. The clocks will change at 1am on the 27th, jumping ahead one hour. Daylight Savings is observed on different days worldwide as America and Canada changed their clocks two weeks ago.

It’s not about “having” time.

It’s about making time.

Saturday Motivation

“Magic waited for me in the morning dew of this brand new day.” BL Bates  

Beautiful Flowers

Well this week has gone fast don’t you think? It has been such a […]

 

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday which means were looking back at memories, this time it’s summer flowers. Can you remember the hot sun shining on your face as you sit and watch the world go by? I can’t wait for those days to come again.

Time

It’s been a glorious week. Getting back into the garden is a great feeling especially when the temperature has hit 18oWith the lovely weather […]

June Memories

I can hear the wind blowing outside as I lay in my bed at 05:00. I am now wide awake so I thought I […]

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June Memories

I can hear the wind blowing outside as I lay in my bed at 05:00. I am now wide awake so I thought I would post this blog from Summer 2021. I hope it reminds you of warmer days.

June was a very busy month visiting many places. I think I got back into the swing of taking photography again, without feeling like I had to go out and take images, for the sake of it.

Beningbrough Hall is always a favourite of mine partly because I have a National Trust yearly pass which allows be to visit many places.

The meadows at ‘golden hour’ was really special too. Golden buttercups and wild Lupins bathed in the rays of the setting sun (plus it was also lovely and hot even at sunset.)

As you probably realise I love photographing bees. Where would we be without bees? As far as important species go, they are top of the list. They are critical pollinators: they pollinate 70 of the around 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world!

I also visited York where they had made it into a bee friendly city with tubes of flowers and flower displays all around.

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday, so here’s a few memories from one of my favourite places, the Lake District. I haven’t visited for about two years now due to Covid etc and I’m really itching to get […]

January to May 2016-2021

Throughout the year at the beginning of each month I will created a short video of photographs from that month from around 2016-2021. I hope that you will enjoy watching them. If you have […]

May

Throughout the year at the beginning of each month I will created a short video of photographs from that month from around 2016-2021. I hope that you will enjoy watching them.

It’s raining a bit…

It’s raining just a little bit this afternoon!
Cuppa, tea, glasses

Sirimiri

This morning there was a light rain, fine drizzle or a Sirimiri. The type that seems to soak you and makes my hair go curly. I like the Spanish work Sirimiri to describe this type of rain. You would think that it’s not a good day for taking photographs but with careful planning you can […]

Rain

Rain, rain, rain…

Non stop rain all day, you can tell it’s approaching the Summer holidays! Everything is sodden, so not in the mood for taking any images today. Hopefully the sun will be out for the rest of the week to dry it all up. The following images are from last year’s trip to the Lake District […]

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Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, otherwise known as the longest day of the year, is on the June 21, marking the return of brighter evenings and hopefully more time to spend out with my camera!

The UK will enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes
of daylight.

The sun will rise at 4.52am and set at 9.26pm.

The solstice officially marks the beginning of the astronomical summer, which ends when the autumn equinox falls on September 22. Day and night will be at almost equal length on this day, as the sun crosses the celestial equator and moves southward into the northern hemisphere.

The term ‘solstice’ derives from the Latin word ‘solstitium’, meaning ‘sun standing still’.
Some prefer the more teutonic term ‘sunturn’ to describe the event.

The Telegraph 2021

What happens during the summer solstice?

There are two solstices each year – one in the winter and one in the summer. The summer solstice occurs when the tilt of Earth’s axis is most inclined towards the sun and is directly above the Tropic of Cancer.

Traditionally, the summer solstice period fell between the planting and harvesting of crops, leaving people who worked the land time to relax. This is why June became the traditional month for weddings.

It signals the moment the sun’s path stops moving northward in the sky, and the start of days becoming steadily shorter as the slow march towards winter begins. 

Astrologers say the sun seems to ‘stand still’ at the point on the horizon where it appears to rise and set, before moving off in the reverse direction.

However, we won’t notice the days becoming shorter for a while. The shortest day of the year isn’t until Monday, December 21, known as the winter solstice; it lasts for 7 hours and 50 minutes in Britain, which is 8 hours, 48 minutes shorter than the June solstice.

So there you have the Summer Solstice in a nut shell – if my sleep pattern is still the same in a few days I will be up to see the sun rise!

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday which means were looking back at memories, this time it’s summer flowers. Can you remember the hot sun shining on your face as you sit and watch the world go by? I can’t wait for those days to come again.

Good morning

Another beautiful cold and frosty day & another beautiful sunrise. January is turning out to be a month for stunning sunrises and sunsets.

Sun Rise January

Another beautiful cold and frosty day & another beautiful sunrise. January is turning out to be a month for stunning sunrises and sunsets.

Wolf Moon

The first full moon of 2022 is the Wolf Moon, which was on Monday 17th January 2022. This full moon was so named because villagers used to hear packs of wolves howling in hunger around this time of the year. It’s also known as the Old Moon, Ice Moon and Snow Moon, although the latter […]

What a mild day!

Such a beautiful end to what started as a very wet morning. It is really mild here, with temperatures set to reach 16 by Friday. That’s crazy!

Lake District Memories IV

It’s Sunday so it must be visit the Lake District day! Today I’ve included a video of how powerful (and noisy) Aira Force Waterfall is and a video of the sunset over Ullswater & Glenriding a few years ago. An 18th-century pleasure ground, Aira Force was the backdrop for William Wordsworth’s poem ‘Somnambulist’ – a […]

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