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Autumnal Splendour

2 Oct

Seasons of mist… oh wait, it’s been sunny almost all week. 😀

I thought it was supposed to be autumn? Either way, I’m awfully glad we’ve been enjoying this Indian Summer.

It’s perfect for a photography trip.

Dorset Day Trips – Lyme Regis/Poole

2 Sep

Now I’m properly settled in Bournemouth it’s time to start exploring the neighbouring towns.

I must admit that I am no stranger to Lyme Regis. I visited the coastal town in my youth to visit the location of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, one of my favourite novels. Not that I remember much of the occasion. I couldn’t have been much older than 12.

But I am looking forward to revisit the town and soak up its literary atmosphere – to linger on the steps where Louisa Musgrove fell and sank into unconsciousness. She subsequently got nursed back to health by her would-be husband. I’d rather forego on the accident but wouldn’t mind the happy ending. Sigh. Captain Wentworth.

At any rate, I have become rather fond of coastal towns. Last weekend, I briefly explored the harbour town of Poole. Some mighty fine ships there were! I would’ve commandeered one of them had I possession of a crew. Alas! But I enjoyed my harbour stroll regardless.

I’m just not sure what to wear and whether to bring my brolly or not. After two days of fine, sunny weather tomorrow is sure to be a disappointment but thunderstorms are rather becoming of seaside locations, are they not? I shall return bearing gifts. That is, hopefully I’ll be able to take some photographs.

I will certainly bring my notepad. Just in case..

Bumblebee Photography

2 Jul

I adore bumblebees. The fuzzballs are just so adorable that whenever they land on a flower, I automatically reach for my camera.

Is that a kind of bee?
Not sure what this is…
And all these photographs were taken in two days. I just want to cuddle the bees. Not sure they’d appreciate the sentiment, though. Two of these pictures, are up on my Deviantart page, as seen on the right hand side. Other nature photography, as well as living history, poetry and short stories can be found on my page there.

Photography: A weekend in Madrid

27 May

Having spent last weekend in the lovely capital of Spain, I took plenty of pictures. It is a vibrant city, filled with sights, tastes and delights. Unlike last time I visited, I didn’t need a fan this time. Only on Sunday did the temperatures exceed 30 degrees.


Not sure why this looks like a painting. 

Never noticed the bald head when I took this picture.

More Madeira

30 Apr

Just going to update with some more photographs.

The view from my hotel room.