HeyJude’s challenge ‘Look Up’ prompted me to share some pictures taken along the routes to Jubilee Tower and the story of how it came to be set on the moor above my home town of Darwen in Lancashire. Continue reading “Darwen’s Jubilee Tower”
HeyJude is challenging us to compare a colour picture with a black and white version and say which we prefer and why. While b&w most obviously lends itself to landscapes or portraits, I wanted to try some flowers. Continue reading “Colour or Black and White?”
In Lancashire, our buildings are conservatively coloured. We don’t use each feature as an excuse to add a new colour. I wish we did. Continue reading “Contrasting House Colours and Trims in New Orleans”
HeyJude’s challenge for June has been depth of field and so far I’ve been missing in action… or perhaps that should be missing in inaction. Notable only by my absence. That kind of thing. I’m not going to make excuses.
In my first scene, Harlow Carr Library has lovely rooflines against a clear blue sky. Lots of pink Rosa ‘Harlow Carr’ are proudly displayed on one side of a path leading to the building with purple accents provided by nepeta, lavender and salvia. Continue reading “More Pictures For Dreaming”
This week HeyJude is looking for an image of the light through flowers or leaves, or one where the subject becomes a silhouette. My first is a leafy garden with structure: seating, plant supports, an obelisk and low fencing to keep out the rabbits. Continue reading “Backlit Leaves: All About The Light”
I’ve been waiting for an ornamental crab apple tree (Malus) to flower ever since I spotted its deep pink buds. Now I am happy to share these with you.
This lovely work of stained glass is part of the centrepiece of a triptych in the cloisters at Gloucester Cathedral showing St Agnes, St Mary and St Dorothy, by Morris & Co, 1924. Continue reading “Two Stained Glass Panels From Gloucester and Glasgow Cathedrals”