Over the spring tide at Middle Mill Weir, Colchester this Good Friday.
It's day three of a big freeze here in the UK. In my part of East Anglia, the east wind is currently taking the temperature down to - 12 Celsius and turning the back garden into an unruly snow globe. Powdery snowballs from the trees, dodged by puffed up birds, mingle with fresh snowfall. I … Continue reading Waiting for Spring
Last night, I left work with a colleague - we both walk to work and when we work together our paths cross awhile. We chatted about Spring - it was a mild evening for January and the birdsong was loud, there was an air of hope. As we do, we went our separate ways just … Continue reading Home Comfort
Sirene CS434, a fishing vessel moored on the River Colne at Wivenhoe, Essex. Sadly, Wivenhoe no longer has a port or a shipyard. Happily, it still has a sailing club. From time to time, as well as the leisure craft, smaller working vessels, such as Sirene, can also be seen. A glimpse of the past.
Walking to work along the River Colne in the first frost of this winter, with the ghost of the moon and a reflective swan.
In June 2013: a garden party, dress code white, at the Villa Rees (or Alice/ Aliki), Ialyssos, Rhodes, Greece. The sun set, the wine flowed, the jazz played and friendships were made.