Nannycatch: Skull On A Fell

With Halloween around the corner, I thought I would share with you a photo of a sheep's sun-bleached skull that I found on the fell-side, at Nannycatch (near Cleator Moor) in West Cumbria. Morbid, I know โ˜ ๏ธ Nannycatch is an interesting, and intriguing place name. The English Dialect Dictionary claims that Nanny means to catch... Continue Reading →

Pocket Watch Close-Up

This is a Macro shot of an old pocket watch that had been handed down to me, as a family heirloom. I was quite surprised to see the dust on the inner workings, as it's not really visible when viewed through my myopic eyes. Extension Tubes were used to get this macro shot. Devouring Time... Continue Reading →

Fork In The Road

This photo is a little bit of fun, and was taken while on a walk up nearby Dent Fell. At its highest point, the fell stands at only 352 metres (1155 feet), but offers uninterrupted views of the Cumbrian coast from the Ravenglass estuary in the south to the Solway Firth and across to Scotland... Continue Reading →

September, 1819

Departing summer hath assumed An aspect tenderly illumed, The gentlest look of spring; That calls from yonder leafy shade Unfaded, yet prepared to fade, A timely carolling. No faint and hesitating trill, Such tribute as to winter chill The lonely redbreast pays! Clear, loud, and lively is the din, From social warblers gathering in Their... Continue Reading →

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