Monday, 30 May 2016


We have recently returned from a 10 day workshop in Val d'Orcia, Tuscany. Could have done with better light and as a result not a lot of images to process.

Courtyard, Luciagno d'Asso

Trees made famous by Charlie Waite

Chapel near Lucignano d'Asso

Found still life in Montisi

Montalcino in the rain

Mrs Scotti of Rocca

Field patterns

Early morning landscape

St Antimo Abbey

Typical that we should get the best light on our last morning. Taken at 5.45 am just as we were about to board the bus to take us to the airport

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

February Flowers

At the beginning of this year I decided to record what was new in the garden on or around the 1st of each month.

There were just a few new flowers at the beginning of February: several hellebores, one or two crocus, just one narcissus flowering. In greater profusion were snowdrops and winter aconites.

The violas, primroses, euphorbia are still flowering and there are still berries on the holly and Christmas box.