On Thursday I went east by train, across the Somerset Levels, sorry the photos are blurred.It’s a journey I’ve taken many times,
as I’m sure some of you have.
In 2014 the floods were really serious, you probably remember watching on TV.
Personally I’ve never seen it this bad. I feel rather guilty for all the moaning I’ve done this winter, just because I get wet on my six minute walk to work!
It’s Tina’s turn to choose the them for the Lens Artist Photo Challenge this week. She has beauties, I love her blue window. I’ve decided to have a mix of nature and art, you can even see me making a curve.
This is my first lens artist post for a while, are you joining in this week?
Or perhaps one of my two favourites.
Last week I was really happy to go on to the moors with my two American friends. I really wish I’d taken my camera, but my phone as always was better than nothing.
late afternoon – after cream tea and the mist was settling.
I wonder if anyone knows where I was?
I’ll post some more in a day or two.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
‘Big’ is this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge, check out Tina’s healthy jaws, but don’t get too close!
Indian summer, sun shines on rosehips.
Six Word Saturday
Actually I’ve missed a couple so it’s probably my 20th!
My square is from autumn two years ago, taken at Stourhead. Over at Becky’s there’s a pink dappled nose that possibly belongs to a Friesian.
When my friend Jude saw my ascent photos today, she asked if I had any of the views from Hound Tor. Well, I’m not very good as sweeping landscape photos, but these will give her an idea of how lovely it is up there at least.
Looking north maybe
At the top of the tor
Over the top and looking eastish
the medieval village ruins
the other side of the tor
One of my favourite of the well known spots on Dartmoor is Hound Tor. The area is surrounded with legends and history, and it’s believed to have inspired Conan Doyle’s ‘Hounds of the Baskervilles’.
I’s a steady ascent from the small parking area and the view is wonderful.
If you have the energy, once you reach the top, you can drop down the other side to the ruins of a medieval village where you’ll be surrounded by ghosts from the past.
This is my entry for the weekly photo challenge of Ascend.
Nosy, moi? If a gate is open surely it invites little peeks.
Especially if there’s a garden inside.
Of course some people are innately inquisitive!
And some just wonder if it’s worth climbing to the top of the hill.
If there’s a cafe opportunity, I like a peek before I decide.
It’s imperative to know what’s beneath the castle wall.
and even little ducks have to take a peek before they go under the bridge.
Have you joined this weeks photo challenge yet? In case you haven’t guessed, the theme is peek!