Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Hollinsclough Rain and Shine

Our holiday cottage is surrounded by beautiful peak district views. Today we walked the local track in both rain and later sunshine so two lots of comparison shots of the views. The rainy walk was with Peter and the dogs and later with Phil when the rain decided to stop and the sun show a late appearance.
It was very windy Sunday night so the final picture is of a huge tree that came down just along from us and miraculously fell between the outbuilding and the cottage

Monday, December 30, 2013

Poole Cavern Buxton

 A very wet day here so seemed a good day to visit Poole's Cavern in Buxton. Poole's Cavern is a 2 million year old, natural limestone cave on the edge of Buxton. It was opened to the public in 1853 and today is owned by the Buxton Civic Association.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Buxton Sunshine

 Clear sunny but very cold day for a walk at Grin Low Country Park and around the Pavilion in Buxton

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Kedleston Hall

 We stopped at Kedleston Hall near Derby on our way to the Peak District. It is a Neo-classical mansion from the  1760s, designed by architect Robert Adam.The Curzon family have lived here since the 12th-century and continue to live at the Hall and their effigies fill the attached church.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Paddling Pool in Winter

 Foggy morning at Newnham swings soon turned to a sunny morning with long shadows.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Morning

 Don't often post family portraits but today is a special day - my grandaughters all dressed up for the day ahead.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Waders etc at Welney

 There are very large numbers of waders on the Ouse Washes at the moment - the water level is pretty low so there is plenty of mud. Apparently there were also a couple of Peregrines and, though we didn't see them, the Black-tailed godwits were constantly taking flight and reeling round in dramatic shapes.. The change of the flock from black to white as they turned from back to side intrigued me.
A Water Rail took off right in front of me. I had only a slowish shutterspeed but love the walking-on-water posture. The final swan image is my favourite where a Whooper is preening its feathers in the high wind.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Six Moods at Welney

 Today at Welney was very changeable - one minute sunshine then heavy cloud and rain. East Anglia really invites the wide skyscape

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so