Posted in February 2013

Chainsaw Sculpture

Chainsaw Sculpture

Gorgeous blue sky yesterday. Walking home from work through Ashton Park I spotted this beautiful tree carving, showing the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. These guys were part of the same carved tree, a sun basking croc and a squirrel. I see lots of grey squirrels on my way to work but thankfully … Continue reading

From Dusk to Dawn

From Dusk to Dawn

Yesterday I posted the sunset & today its the sunrise. My two and a half mile walk to work takes me out of the city centre and across a local park. I love seeing all the wildlife and trees. I photograph this tree most days when I pass it. It is just starting to show … Continue reading

Sunny days and sunsets

Sunny days and sunsets

I love sunny days and sunsets. The nights are getting longer and the mornings lighter, Spring is on its way. The sun sets in Preston behind St Walburges Church. Went out to play football with my son and as we strolled home before tea saw the sun setting. We ran home to grab the camera … Continue reading

Sunset across the River Mersey

Sunset across the River Mersey

We spent this afternoon in Liverpool, spending most of it at Tate Liverpool. We left as the sun was setting across the River Mersey. The Albert Dock is dotted with statues of local heroes including this one of Liverpool born rock and roll singer Billy Fury. The dock side was packed with families, couples and … Continue reading

Cycle Tracks through the Landes Forest

Cycle Tracks through the Landes Forest

Did you know you can cycle the length of France’s Atlantic Coast? There are some beautiful cycle trails heading south down the Medoc coast round the Bay of Arachon and further south through the Landes Forest. The Landes offers 154km of cycle track or piste de velo, including many off road cycle tracks through the … Continue reading

Artist interview: Wensdi Dougherty

Artist interview: Wensdi Dougherty

On Saturday I managed to catch the final day of the Harris Open Exhibition, the Harris Museum and Art Gallery’s annual celebration of local creative talent, and I am so glad I did. I spotted the beautiful illustrations of artist Wensdi Dougherty. Playful, yet elegant, her intricate illustrations depict flower adorned Oriental ladies with long … Continue reading