HPH photo diary / 19. Walks, Plants, Shadows

Some photos from the last few weeks. Train window views of flooded fields and half-submerged trees. The river Ouse was very high. Walking around a city. Blue skies and low sun. But not quite used to the hustle and bustle. Rural weekend walks, noticing the snowdrops and beginnings of crocuses popping up in sunny patches.…

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HPH photo diary / 18. Birthday

Some photos from the last couple of weeks. The skies have been clearer and brighter of late and I can feel it getting a little lighter every evening. Been writing a lot and enjoying it again. My beloved Olympus lens malfunctioned so I’ve only got a portrait one to shoot on for the moment. I…

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HPH photo diary / 17. Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all! As you might have guessed, I took some time offline over the festive period to work on the renovation project and to also have a few days off too. I’m resuming my regular weekly posting schedule today and I wanted to start things off with a collection of images…

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HPH photo diary / 16. Changing light

The afternoons slip quickly into dark evenings this time of year and working by candlelight for a few hours is an unexpected joy I’ve discovered this month. It’s been a busy patch of juggling writing and renovating these last few weeks. This changing light that unfolds now is cooler, but lower, stretching deep into the…

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HPH photo diary / 15. Late September skies

September was a transitional month — unpacking, cleaning, writing, more unpacking, digging, building, painting. And it looks to be that way for a while yet. The houseplants are needing much cleaning as the dust settles. So in the latter part of the month, I tried to get back into taking more frequent walks as a…

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HOUSEPLANTHOUSE is 4 years old!

A celebratory post today because it’s my blog-i-versary — HOUSEPLANTHOUSE turned 4 years old this week! I always like to share this milestone because setting up HPH has become quite a pivotal point in my career so far. I set this blog up tentatively after I’d finished writing up my doctorate as I craved a…

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HPH visits… The Barbican Conservatory

Today’s post is the third in my HPH visits… series + the first of 2021. As I’ve said previously, this seasonal shift means that houseplant repotting will pause for a few months as many plants take their winter rest. So in lieu of my regular ‘repotting diaries’ blogposts (+ as we are spending more time…

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