Girafferacing's posts from June 2020

After last week’s scorching visit to Hatfield Forest, today brought altogether more blustery conditions. I spent most of the morning wandering the quieter…

Our destination this morning was the River Stour at Flatford. The trees and surrounding fields were looking very lush and many other people come along, like us,…

We had a very inquisitive visitor to our garden this afternoon. I’ve photographed this tabby cat, who belongs to one of our neighbours, several times before out…

I finally made it back to Hatfield Forest today, three months after my last walk there. The warm weather seems to have triggered butterfly season and the…

It’s five years since I last visited Ickworth, a stately home near Bury St Edmunds, so we booked a visit for today to coincide with Kevin’s day off. The house…

We’ve got into the habit of going somewhere on a Sunday for a spot of exploring and today’s destination was the village of Felsted. It’s a colourful place, with…

I couldn’t get motivated to go out for a walk this afternoon. Instead I spent some more time sitting at the bottom of our garden, with my feet in the flowerbed,…

One of the biggest frustrations of the last few months has been the inability to photograph interesting architecture. I love exploring the way light falls…

By the end of this afternoon I’d spent several hours in front of my computer and was desperate for a walk. I really couldn’t be bothered to carry a big camera,…

One of the things I miss about living so far inland is the chance to take an impromptu stroll by the sea. Today’s day trip to north Norfolk brought us close to…

I don’t quite know what it is about architectural photography that pushes the right buttons for me, but the recent lockdown has made me realise how much I’ve…

About a week ago I sent off my latest two rolls of film, which I’d shot on my 6x9 pinhole camera. Today the postman finally arrived with the developed negatives…

There’s something so soothing about watching bees forage for nectar. Through the spring our garden is very green but it’s only now that more plants are…

After a busy afternoon teaching on Zoom I retreated to our garden for a spot of relaxation with the birds at four o’clock. The garden is a hive of activity at…

Last week I booked a ticket to visit the RHS gardens at Hyde Hall for this morning, hoping for good weather. Sadly my hopes were dashed and I woke up to heavy…

While the National Trust place I work at hasn’t yet reopened, some of the other countryside properties near here have begun to welcome visitors again. Having…

With the prospect of an all-day committee meeting ahead of me I took the opportunity to spend a few minutes in our garden this morning, watching the birds. Many…

I’m always fascinated by historic graffiti. It seems the need for humans to show where they’ve been long predates street artists with spray cans. While taking…
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