Category Archives: England

Cross countryside

Countryside near Solway Firth, viewed from Boustead Hill, in Cumbria England.
View from Boustead hill north-ish across Solway Firth, the very distant land is Scotland.
Somewhere between Boustead hill and Carlisle.
Heading out into the countryside north-east of Carlisle.
Between Crosby-on Eden and Lanercost Abbey
The River Irthing from the Millenium Bridge between Birdoswald Fort and Gilsland.
Northumberland. I think these are from Windshield Crags (they might be Cawfield Crags).
View from Hotbank crags toward Cragfield Loch.
Countryside between Sewingshields and Brocolitia.
At Chester’s Fort in Chollerford looking toward the north fork of the Tyne River.
Farmland
More farmland
A creek flowing into the now very wide Tyne river as it approaches Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Last summer my husband and I walked across northern England on the Hadrian’s wall trail. The Lens Artists prompt: countryside, prompted me to go through my extensive collection of photos from that trip. There is one photo above from each day that is representative of the type of countryside we saw that day.

July Blue Squares-8

A blue flocked statue of Paddington Bear.
An all blue Paddington, beside the canal in Little Venice of London.
A white Paddinton Bear statue decorated with blue (except for the red double decker bus) London sights.
White Paddington with mostly blue London Landmarks, in a little Park between Paddington Station and Hyde Park.

Walking about in the area of Paddington Station last summer we saw several of these decorated bears. The information on the base says that there is a “pawprint trail” starting at Paddington Station. It looked like it would be fun to follow. There are always way more fun things to do than time in which to do them…

The Life of B’s July Blues-8

Where fairies live

Perhaps because we mostly have alder and evergreens locally I was quite fascinated by some of the trees, mostly I think they were sycamore, or plane trees, that we saw while walking Hadrian’s Wall National Trail in England last summer.

I think I love them because they remind me of fairy stories.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #50: Trees