Now that’s what I call a Christmas tree!
Dunster by Candlelight was so pretty on Friday night. I’ve wanted to go for years but this was my first time. I could have spent so much longer there, drinking in the atmosphere, mooching round the shops, looking at the gorgeous window displays. It was just lovely.
The castle was open too and so beautifully decorated with enormous trees. The Glastonbury Male Voice Choir we’re singing when I was there too, which was just perfect.
I’m definitely going again!
Home days...some days, being brutally honest, you wish you were in work...you know those days; when you are dealing with a tantrum over the wrong spoon, but don’t appear to even own the right spoon, so you end up going through the whole cutlery drawer! Anyone else done that??! Not all days, but some days. These toddlers, whilst cute on the outside, can be little testing terrors at times; emotional, irrational, exhausting. Which is why a home day is not a day off!
But then you have that one home day that is just perfect, totally lovely. These may come once a week, once a month or even once every few months, and they might not even be well behaved all day, but you have that moment where you truly value the ability to spend time with your little munchkin. You enjoy their company to the full, have fun together and do an activity which sees their little personalities shine.
It could be a lunch date with them, a dance class, swimming, a trip to the park or getting the paints out; anything where the focus is them.
I have been a bit absent for the past couple of weeks as I immersed myself in my new job. Plus, to be honest, I just haven't had the time nor the ideal weather to get out with my camera. There is so much to do at this time of the year so when the sun is shining on the rare occasion I am generally dashing out to a meeting or busy with something else. Therefore to say hello, I am posting a shot taken in November some three weeks ago now. How quickly the leaves fall and we lose the incredible colours of autumn. I saw another picture that a photographer posted, using the oil painting filter on Photoshop so thought I would try it here. To be honest, you perhaps cannot tell from a small image on your mobile but it is evident that the filter has been used when the image is viewed on a large screen. Perhaps a little bit too much going on in this shot to really benefit from it. But I love the effect it gives and I have seen it used to great effect by others. Hope you all have a great Sunday and I do hope to post more shots again soon. .
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Another day, another forced architectural tour for poor, long suffering Potter. This time at Antony House featuring grand staircases, paneled library, creepy dolls, a new bird friend, and a quick game of croquet. #latergram#nationaltrust
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It’s that familiar Bosvigo Hellebore scene - what are your favorite varieties?
Sometimes as a photographer you come to enjoy, and notice, certain compositions. I'm calling this "Sentinel in Waiting" and really is a homage to "Sunrise Sentinel" which you'll find in both my store and this years Calendar (link in bio). A glorious, but cold, sunrise with @joe_vaughan this morning near Broadway Tower in Worcestershire resulted in this image.
Moving abroad is a constant balance of adapting, learning, and building a home. A deepening of roots. Planting the seeds for many tomorrows. With my birthday one month away, I’m about to reach that special spot where the newness of moving to a new country meets the foundation of who I am at my core. With each move, an uprooting followed by a harvest; finding what’s meant to stay, what never was, and the beauty in every lesson.
After a bit of rain today we were treated to the most beautiful skies this evening #nofilterneeded
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During the colder months it’s tempting to stay indoors and curl up, but every hill and valley we care for changes with the seasons. Brave the wind, rejoice in the rain and soak up nature’s beauty. Photo: John Malley at Wastwater in Wasdale, Cumbria. #NationalTrust
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Countryside or coast, snow-covered or sun-drenched, the memories you've shared together deserve to be preserved. Donate and add your loved one's name to our map this #GivingTuesday to help to look after the places you love to visit together. Swipe up in our Instagram Stories to give. Photo: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire. #NationalTrust
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First time out with the camera for a while and was rewarded with this sunrise on Thursday . #Brighton_ig
Now December’s here and the days are getting colder, we’re asking you to send us your *early signs of winter* for this week’s #NTchallenge . To join in, just add the #NTchallenge hashtag to your photos. Only photos uploaded to Instagram from now until Monday are eligible - any photo taken and tagged is eligible to be posted (along with the copy) on our Instagram channel and our other social channels: Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Watch out on Monday for the winner and five runners up. No prizes, this one’s just for fun! We’ll begin by sharing this frosty view of Claydon, Buckinghamshire from across the river by John Miller. #NationalTrust
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