Sunday Memories

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It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!

The early bird catching the bird (or mouse!) – By SJ Butler
Stunning morning colours – By SJ Butler
Beautiful evening colours – By SJ Butler
Heart Stone & Sunset – By SJ Butler
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Sunday Memories

I was having a sort out of my hard drive and I came across this video of The Beast from […]

Spring Memories

A few images from past Springtime. I just love the colours and the freshness of Spring. The first Daffodil has […]

Memories of Spring 2018

Well another weekend (nearly) already! As there has not been any gorgeous sunrises or sunsets this week (or none that […]

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Good morning

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

This morning’s sunrise
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June silence

Sorry for the silence but what a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again! Have […]

June

What a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again! But, that didn’t stop me from […]

Sunday Memories

It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!

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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.

Hello June

Wow it’s been a week since my last post! I’ve just been so busy with work and gardening and all the other stuff that happens! I […]

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 has brought […]

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 […]

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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 is usually associated with February’s full moon.

I took these images on the morning of the 18th at around 8:15am. They look stunning especially with the Minster in the background.

Wolf Moon – SJ Butler
Wolf Moon – SJ Butler

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.

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 […]

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A most beautiful sunrise

Red sky at night, shepherds’ delight.
Red sky in the morning, shepherds’ warning

Pink Sunrise
&
Sharp Frost

A most beautiful sunrise this morning. The whole sky was lit up pink!

A sharp frost had also made wonderful ice patterns on the roof of my car and the shed windows..

Also, the saying
Red sky at night, shepherds’ delight.
Red sky in the morning, shepherds’ warning
is quite relevant for today as we have another storm heading our way. This time it’s storm Barra. As long as it doesn’t do any more damage to my shed (the last storm blew my shed door off!)

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Ice on the bird bath
Gorgeous sunrise
Frost on ferns
  • June silence
    Sorry for the silence but what a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again! Have […]
  • June
    What a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now it is the weekend it’s gone cooler again! But, that didn’t stop me from […]
  • Sunday Memories
    It’s Sunday so let’s me take you back to some stunning sunrises and sunsets from a few years ago!
  • Hello June
    Wow it’s been a week since my last post! I’ve just been so busy with work and gardening and all the other stuff that happens! I […]

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Lake District Memories IV

“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!

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 Gothic tale of love and tragedy. There are so many woodland trails to discover in this landscape of contrasts. Quiet glades give way to dramatic waterfalls, with Aira Beck thundering down a 65-foot drop past ferns and rocks.

The Somnambulist

William Wordsworth

List, ye who pass by Lyulph’s Tower
At eve; how softly then
Doth Aira-force, that torrent hoarse,
Speak from the woody glen!
Fit music for a solemn vale!
And holier seems the ground
To him who catches on the gale
The spirit of a mournful tale,
Embodied in the sound…

Sound on!
Top of Aira Force – Cumbria

Aira Force is a showcase for the power and beauty of nature; it’s a place to escape the ordinary.

Evening sunset

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Lake District Memories III

“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! So missing the Lake District, Cumbria. It is over a year since I last went and I’m feeling the pull to go more than ever, especially that my favourite time of the year is almost here. For now, I will have to be content with memories from yesteryear, I hope you like them. This week it’s the turn of fabulous sunrises and sunsets. How beautiful are these?

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

J Walton

Image by SJ Butler Photography
Ullswater
Sunset over Derwentwater
Sunset over Ullswater
Good morning – Sunrise
Sunset

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Sunsets – Mother Nature doesn’t need a filter

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Who loves a beautiful sunset? Yes, so do I!
Is there anything more peaceful then taking in the quiet beauty of the setting sun?

As the sun descends below the horizon, creating romantic shades of red and orange across the sky, the world has a chance to breathe in and rejuvenate.

Sunsets

While sunsets are a literal end to a day, they’ve also become symbols of peace, harmony, and the promise of renewal. Sunsets are a great reminder to rest and reset our hearts and minds at the end of each and every day.

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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What a sunrise! Part II

*EDIT* I’ve just upload a video of the sunrise from Wednesday. What a sunrise this morning! It […]

June silence

Sorry for the silence but what a hot and sunny week this has been; of course now […]

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Clouds

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As a photographer I love photographing clouds, they can make an ordinary image have the wow factor!

Nature is amazing and often rewards us with incredible opportunities for photographing sunrises, sunsets and sun rays piercing through the clouds, creating stunning views. I love to go out on cloudy days to be rewarded with dramatic and vivid images. Clouds make sunrises and sunsets look stunning.

As the Sun is low on the horizon at sunrise & sunset, sunlight has had to travel through more of the atmosphere to reach us.

When light hits the atmosphere it is scattered, particularly when dust, smoke &

other particles are in the air.

This scattering affects the blue part of the light spectrum the most. So by the time the sunlight reaches our eyes there is generally more of the red & yellow parts of the spectrum remaining.

Dust and smoke particles commonly build up in the atmosphere beneath high-pressure systems, which are generally associated with dry & settled weather.

Dramatic clouds at sunset, North Yorkshire. SJB Photography
Dark clouds building in the evening sky.
A rainbow of colours in this sunrise image.
Wild clouds looking over the landscape from the top of Buttertubs.

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 […]

Lake District Memories III

It’s Sunday so it must be visit the Lake District day! So missing the Lake District, Cumbria. It is over a year since […]