At this time of year my thoughts automatically turn to festive things like Christmas lights twinkling in windows, waking up to frost on the grass, seeing the local robin with his bright red plumage hopping about in the garden and of course, snow. With that in mind, I thought this snowy scene back from my old home in Milton Keynes was fitting. This was taken during 2010 when we had our record snowfall and big freeze, and I spent hours just wandering around outside, taking as many photos as I could.
Autumn is now well and truly here in the gorgeous Lake District, so of course my mind has been wandering back to the beautiful array of colours and wildlife which is on display at this time of year, like the beautiful trees in the photo above which framed the lake on the campus at my old university in Bath. This was always one of my favourite places to escape to when I had free time, and a good walk, whatever the weather always helped to clear my mind come those stressful days full of studying. Here’s hoping this autumn is just as colourful as the ones on campus often were.
It’s been a long while since I last posted, but I needed to take a break to focus on myself, so thank you for being so patient with me. Autumn has truly arrived here in the Lakes now and while I’ve yet to get some photos of the leaves changing colour, it won’t be long before Workington lights up with the flush of gold and red as the trees transform. This photo is one I took around this time last year at Workington Hall, and it will forever be one of my favourites and the epitome of autumn for me.
August is the height of summer for me. It’s often when I’ve experienced the best weather across the UK, save for the odd storm and rainy day, but August tends to be full of sunshine and those classically hazy, sultry summer nights, which I will never tire of. While June and July can be categorised by me with those lush greens and bright flowers, August and September conjures for me those relaxed, golden fields full of hay bales and grasses glittering in the golden afternoon sunshine, hence today’s photo choice. This was taken back in 2014 in the field next to our house when we first moved up to Cumbria, and this field was a constant source of joy and exploration for me. It would change beautifully as the season’s moved forwards throughout the year, and these golden field moments have to be one of my favourites.
I turn 27 today so wanted to celebrate with a sunny, uplifting photo and this little marmalade hoverfly fit the bill for me. Back when I lived down South my parents had a lovely vegetable patch and it was always a-buzz (pun intended) with wildlife, especially insects. I would head out there most days to try and get some photos and I’d always manage to spot something new each day. Here’s hoping my 27th year takes on some of the sunny colours in this photo!
July is usually a productive and fun month for me but this time around it’s been busy and a little stressful, if I’m honest. At the moment there are a lot of changes happening in my life and while most of them are for the good, it means I’ve also been very busy, hence some of the radio silence on here and over on my main blog. So with my birthday arriving in just a couple of days’ time I went digging around in my photo folders to find something from a July gone by that makes me smile, and this shot of my Mum’s roses back in our old garden in Milton Keynes, fit the bill perfectly. I will be getting back into the swing of blogging here regularly again, and I thank you all for your patience and kind comments you always leave here. I hope your July has been as rosy as the petals on this flower are, and hopefully the rest of the summer will be calming for all of us!
June has been a hot and harried month with a lot going on and while July will undoubtedly be filled with lots of fun and good things to look forward to – including my birthday (!) – it also promises to be another busy, but hopefully sunny, month. So, with that in mind, I want to take a short break from blogging, hopefully just for a week, but possible for two, to focus on life for a bit and also to have a small break from the blogosphere. I will be back, hopefully sooner rather than later, with lots more posts as I know I have neglected this blog, so thank you for all of the likes and wonderful comments, and I hope you’re all well. I leave you with this shot from St Bees, taken back in 2014.