Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Seafoam and Mermaids

We took a walk down to the sea at the weekend to see what was left after all the storms, Durdledoor is still standing at least! I do love this part of the coast, and possibly have enough versions of some of these views to make up an entire calendar of pictures. Hey ho, here are some more for you :) And as I am in a poetic mood, a haiku too...

Heart shines in the 'door
Fierce winds, white horses jump free
Treasure from mermaids

I didn't say it was good ;)

And because I am a biologist and can't help myself, here are some mermaid's purses, which I think may be from a Blonde Ray (Raja brachyura), thanks for an excellent ID guide Shark Trust!

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Greyscale and Sepia Tones

Despite the fierce weather doing its level best to blow us off the hill, I am still here, although our bin seems to have disappeared; probably half way to Bristol now... Despite the howling gales I did manage to make it up north for a few days, to the lovely city of Durham. I was there for work and the weather was predictably nasty, but I managed to do a little exploring. It is a very atmospheric place, the massive cathedral and castle sitting in the centre overlooking everything probably have something to do with it. I've also added in a few recent snaps of the lovely Bath, just for comparison ;) That spot by the canal is fast becoming a favourite, and I love walking home over the meadows. I bet not too many people have such a well appointed commute.

Back to Bath...

 Has spring sprung?

Maybe not just yet...

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Little Book of Calm

Wow this past couple of weeks have been crazy busy. I have just got to get through tomorrow then I have a whole delicious weekend to sleep. Here are a couple of soothing pictures that are getting me through it. Black Books helps too :) Hopefully I'll be back on form next week.