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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HPH photo diary / 14. Summer Sun

New leaves and new blooms, things are growing and it’s hot hot hot — really feeling like Summer at last. It’s a different kind of warmth to the coastal conditions I’ve been used to — more still and enveloping. Coffees in the garden, tree shadows dancing across my outdoor work table with a gentle breeze,…

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HPH photo diary / 12. Big skies + blossom

There have been some incredible skies recently. I think the flatness of the bucolic surroundings accentuate the expansive blue view, often heavy with bobbing clouds. Before I moved but when visiting Yorkshire in previous years, I remember really noticing the change in landscape that gave way to big skies after a couple of hours on…

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HPH photo diary / 11. Writing whilst walking.

Writing whilst walking. The different tones of green vaguely appear as the sun moves slowly across the flat fields. The first tree in the street that was in bloom shortly after I moved here last year has signs of pink again, blossom watch has begun. Sunny bright daffodils. Being watched by sheep chewing mouthfuls of hay.…

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HPH photo diary / 07. Winter Light

After what seemed like a never-ending succession of dreary grey days, the weather forecast promised ‘sunny intervals‘. A morning glow crept across my bedroom wall, throwing Ficus shadows on the uneven plaster. The brightness illuminated details to my houseplants I had missed; the silver spots of my polka pot begonia on the kitchen counter, the…

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