in my garden | mr grumpy

I’m not sure what kind he is (possibly a Ringlet?) as he wouldn’t open his wings for me, just sat there on the honeysuckle leaf looking grumpy. I had my macro lens with me as I was photographing bees, or trying to, and he was just that little bit too high up for me to…

Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’ #7

The last image this week (but probably not the last sunset you will see on here) is of St Michael’s Mount in tranquil Mount’s Bay. Standing on the top of the hill with the sky lighting up all around is a very strange feeling. To the west, gold, orange, streaks of red, green and aquamarine….

Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’ #6

On the way home  from the hill (22:08) this silo caught my eye as it reflected the dying rays of the sun. Several bats also caught my eye, but even though they teased me all the way home by flying just above my head, capturing them with my camera was nigh on impossible. I’ll leave…

Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’ #5

A view towards the Celtic Sea and the hills of West Penwith – this scene has been typical for several nights now, but I still am in awe of it. Taken from the top of Trencrom HIll.

Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’  #4

Another shot on the same evening as yesterday. But in  a more northerly direction. Taken from an upstairs window from which it is impossible to avoid the telephone post and wires.

Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’  #3

The golden hour is the period of time the colour of the sky goes from red and orange to yellow or, as its name suggests, golden tones, having a warm colour temperature. Taken at 22:00 on 20th June after a day full of dull cloud. I really need to get to a beach to take…

Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’ #2

Climbing up to the top of Trencrom Hill at 9 p.m is easy on a midsummer’s night (why is it midsummer when summer only began on 1st or 21st June depending whether you go by the meteorological or astronomical seasons, mid year would make more sense) as the sun is still in the sky. Coming…

Welcome the ‘Sky Painter’  #1

There have been so many wonderful ‘sky at night’ recently that I couldn’t help taking one or two (hundred) photos, including some from a hike up the hill! So from today I will be showing a week of summer sunsets. I hope they delight you as much as they have delighted me. From the back…

Changing Seasons – June

Month six of my photographer’s nature journal. A slight change this month. The lanes have changed from the frothy outpouring of the lacy cow parsley with the creamy-white blooms of the elderflower now in evidence and for a while they were glorious in pink and purple. Foxgloves, Red Campion and Valerian ruled the roads. Until…