Oh my goodness! This is my first post of 2023! A very belated Happy New Year – well I have been super busy these past four weeks, I know for a lot of people January seems to have 586 days but it has honestly flown by for myself.
What have I been up to? Well lots! From visited Castle Howard, Beningbrough Hall to visiting art galleries, museums and historic places.
In the coming months I am going to an Ice Trail, a short break in the Lake District and more drone videos & images to take.
Back from a visit to Derbyshire and Leicestershire with lovely weather for the most of it! I’ve just got back so not had time to sort all the images I took out but this one I wanted to show you. A beautiful stag in Bradgate Park on 21/12/22. I didn’t see Father Christmas but I’m guessing he was in the cafe with a hot chocolate before the big day!
“I’ll overcome Silent songs I’ll be humming on ‘Til you sing along Come as you are, ignited Some lights are a different kind Never burning out Darkness and dust Quiet shadows are dancing now Asking for my hand I’m hanging on fine I’m trying to make sense of it all Trying to understand Do you ever wonder what it’s like Losing what you cannot be without I will keep running I try I’ll overcome Fading stars echo Reminding us they know We’ve come too far to let go Don’t let go.”
Another absolute freezing week! There has been some really sharp frost recently but no snow here in North Yorkshire. Hoping for a bit of the white stuff for Christmas day but we’ll see. Have a good week and keep yourself warm.
“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry.
Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition.
Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor.
In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in . . .
An absolute freezing week! I’ve managed again to get another nasty cold/chest infection, I’ve had it 5 days and been struggling at work so decided to stay in bed for 2 days. Feel so much better now thank goodness.
So, sorry no new icy weather pictures yet, instead another bit of drone flying from a few weeks ago.
A lovely but very cold second week of Advent. I visited Hovingham in the Howardian Hills on the way to the National Trust Property of Nunnington Hall.
Hovingham is situated within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Ryedale District of North Yorkshire, approximately 19 miles north of the city of York and midway between the market towns of Helmsley and Malton.
I decided to stop to take a few pictures as I’d never had a walk round before. A beautiful village but a bitterly cold day.
A lovely first week of Advent. I visited the National Trust Property of the Treasurer’s House in the middle of York. An oasis of peace and calm amid a very busy Christmas Market Day.
This picturesque townhouse nestling in the centre of York has many tales to tell, including celebrity parties, workmen who wore slippers to keep the noise down, and a promise by its former owner to return to haunt the building if anything was changed after his death.
You probably know that throughout the year at the beginning of each month I have been creating a short video of photographs, from that month 2016-2021. Here’s the last of this year’s videos, I hope that you have enjoyed watching them.