Cheeseburn Sculpture Park ~ part 3

On to the main event following on from part 2 HERE the reason Sophie & I went to the park in the first place was to see big shiny things, by a gentleman called Qi Yafeng.  I can’t find a website for him, maybe not allowed one in China. Anyway he’s done quite a lot of stuff, and these were his latest pieces. The big, shiny pieces did not disappoint, they were mesmerising, you couldn’t help seeing yourself stretched thin or shortened fat, curved, wobbly, and sometimes not even there! Just like being in the house of mirrors at a…

Cheeseburn Sculpture Park ~ June 2018~ part 2

Following on from part 1 HERE The gardens at Cheeseburn Grange are quite lovely and a perfect place for delicate glass sculptures Can’t remember who did that sorry!! Laura Johnston   http://www.laurajohnston.com  thrilled us with these beautiful glassworks in the woods I loved how the colors reflected onto the woodland path   Simon Hitchins    http://www.simonhitchens.com combined the rough texture of rocks with smooth shiny mirrors     On one of the walls in the grounds we came across these, by Louise Plant  http://louiseplant.com they reminded me of what I used to call ‘Jacks’ when I was a kid, can’t remember what…

Herrington Country Park~ March 2018~part 4

Part 1           Part 2            Part 3 So on we go over the dinosaur rib cage and back towards the lake, alongside a rivulet where we watched a swan doing it’s thing   Back at the car park we came across a hound meeting I think they were Beagles after googling doggy pictures. Saw this cute little lad at the cafe while we had lunch and then after lunch, back to the lake for more birdy shots We watched a seagull fighting a tern for some bread Birds on a buoy…

Rising Sun Country Park ~ Nov 2017 ~ Part 3

Part 1,  Part 2,   We’ll finish up walking the last leg of our trek around the park today, there were not many leaves left on the trees so it was nice to come across some pops of yellow   but mostly it was grey and brown   I’m not sure what this next thing is, maybe stocks for naughty giants? even when the leaves have gone, and there are no bright little flowers to photograph, there are always some interesting shapes and textures to find, and reflections in puddles and that’s the end of our visit to the Rising…

Rising Sun Country Park ~ November 2017 ~ part 2

Part 1 HERE So we’ve had a little rest, and now continue past where the Back to Future train disappeared, turning right and starting the long trek up an incline to the top of a hill under some stunning cloud formations the horses we saw earlier came charging past us in the opposite direction Looking back down the path at the top of the hill we could see from Hebburn on the right to Newcastle on the left. The yellow structures are on the River Tyne and we saw one of them being brought up the river when we visited…

Road Trip ~ October 2017~ Day 1~Bruges

After the Atlantic wall, we dicked about getting lunch and looking in shops for maps, and then drove off to Bruges, arriving there at rush hour, not the best time to be looking for somewhere. The satnav got us to the right place, but we couldn’t see the hotel.  I parked up on a precarious corner before we hit the one way system and Phil got out and walked back to where the hotel was supposed be.  It didn’t help that the name of it was different from what we had, but he found it, talked to the lady there…

Day 365~366

Tonight Phil came with me to photograph the bridges over the Tyne. I’ve seen loads from other people, and it probably doesn’t look any different to those, but this is mine and I’m chuffed it turned out so well.   I took a few others so here are they, The millennium bridge and The Baltic   The millennium bridge and The Sage   The Sage and my shot of the day.. ta da!  

Day 353~366

For the past 3 years we’ve had a pair of Robins visit our garden and The Happy Eater tree, but this year have hardly seen them.  Today though Phil spotted this little robin jumping from the car window ledge onto the mirror back and forth, we think he thought there was another robin in it!   He seems to be alone so am not sure if this is one of the pair and the spouse has died or if this one is a different one all together. this next one’s a bit out of focus but you can see his reflections in…