HPH photo diary / 20. Cherry Blossom Season

Cherry blossom season has arrived! Welcoming these blooms is a classic signifier of Springtime for many of us…

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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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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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