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First snow

It snowed! So excited as it isn’t supposed to snow here. Couldn’t wait till morning, had to jump out with camera and rush into the garden.  It was so quiet, beautiful and the dark lanes and fields were lit in soft reflection from this new white blanket.  The sky is heavy with snow, so tomorrow… Continue reading First snow

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Portraits

They are a restless lot and chewing the cud, snuffling through leaves or merely running away in blind panic, is the usual happening when I raise my camera lens.  Maybe the lens makes me look like a large menacing single-eyed cyclopes, but whatever it does, it makes animal portraiture difficult.  Mr Bull positively puffs and… Continue reading Portraits

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Cheese please

A while ago, longer than I dare to remember, I worked in a cheese factory. It was a yearlong contract to unfortunately close down a large specialized cheese importer – HT Webbs and transfer the most profitable cheese to the Danish dairy company Arla Foods. The job was fascinating mainly from the point that to… Continue reading Cheese please

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Frosted Winter mornings

This week I woke to beautiful white frosted views.  These are from my garden.  The garden itself is in winter slumber.  The grass is covered to ensure the grass dies back for Spring when I will be creating a wild flower garden. The wildflowers need barren earth, they need harsh, they need the support to… Continue reading Frosted Winter mornings

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Paris – Good Life France

Spending a day in Paris: boats, books and baking Written by Judi Castille in Guest Blogs The anticipation of warm, thick, hot chocolate in little expresso sized cups was alluring. Indulgent pastries and a huge array of chocolate and candy to choose, persuaded me to rise from my slumberous bed and cross the river Seine… Continue reading Paris – Good Life France

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Browns stopped me feeling blue

Over the summer I had been so busy with the barn renovations, settling into my hamlet and trying to work a balance between my work – accountancy – and other projects that require a creative input that I had forgotten what I loved doing the most – photographing flowers, seed-heads and grasses.  Ok I am quite… Continue reading Browns stopped me feeling blue

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Summer floral and visitors

I always love taking photos of flowers and yesterday I was sorting photos, realising so many were in my old computer and yet to be released.  Here are a selection from spring and Summer, many in my local area of Creuse and some from London where I lived before arriving here in March. It is… Continue reading Summer floral and visitors