Mild December Days

Its been incredibly mild this month.

And days out lead to some good photo opportunities.

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Walk from home looking back across to the Cheviots as dusk falls.

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A trip to Lindisfarne on a Rum hunt.
Watching the boats in the harbour, sitting on the steps and pulling ropes.
Waving to a friend on the opposite shore. 

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Me and my boy.
Love him to bits. 

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The treat after our walk.

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Warkworth at dusk on the way back from the County Archives.

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Sunset over Simonside.

Kitchen Progress…

….Has halted for the holidays but going well so far.

One dresser repainted and new knobs!
PINK knobs.  Oh!

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Tree and new baubles.
Richard thinks we have a gothic tree.
All black, copper and silver.
With just a hint of deep and bright colours in acorns (can you see the magenta one at the top?)
I love it. 

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My new seat and rug, with the newly painted side table. 
Perfect for one person and a magazine.

 

Happy Yule!

When the Wheel of the Year turns from Dark to Light.

The return and rebirth of the sun.

Winter Solstice Greetings!

This is the most important time of the year for me.  As an artist and photographer I work with light…. and when the hours of light are so restricted I find my working days are short (it will be dark here by 3.30pm).  I miss it so much.

I truly believe this would have been the most important celebration for our ancestors.  
NOT midsummer – thats the DEATH of the sun as darkness takes over.

The Winter solstice is all about rebirth, hope for the future, the return of warmth and bright sunlight. 

May your next year be happy, warm and bright with your hopes and dreams fulfilled.

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Tree