Curves and diamonds

Curves and diamonds

Taken at Hampton Court Palace in April 2010.

I love this shot of a corner of one of the inner courtyards at Hampton Court Palace. It's the combination of the diamond pattern on the floor, the curved ceiling and the row of columns going off into the distance - beckoning me to sit on the bench in the background.

Liverpool arches

Liverpool arches

Taken at Liverpool Street Station, London in June 2010.

Rather than look at the trains and all the activity on the ground, I tend to look up at train stations because they often have very interesting ironwork columns and ceilings. Liverpool Street Station does not disappoint.

A bench with a view

A bench with a view

Taken at Hampton Court Palace, London in April 2010.

 

Hampton Court Palace has stunning gardens, particularly in the Spring. It's wonderful to sit on one of the many benches and take in the flowers and people watch.

Holland Park Mews

Holland Park Mews

Taken in April 2009, Holland Park Mews, London.

 

Nothing beats London on a sunny spring day. Holland Park Mews has some wonderful houses and breath-taking wisteria.

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens

Taken in October 2008 - one of the ponds at Kew Gardens.

 

Despite it being Autumn, the colours had not totally begun to change at Kew Gardens. It almost felt like a Spring day, with the sun shining and reflections out in force.

A dock with a view

A dock with a view

Taken in the Lake District, UK, in April 2008.

I went on a week-long photography course to the Lake District in April 2008. While I wasn't that taken with the course or the instructors, we did manage to see some of the beautiful scenery in the Lake District.

This photo was taken on a visit to one of the many lakes dotted about, with a backdrop of the 'mountains' (hills to a Canadian!) - while the weather wasn't great, I still really like the photo.

Shadows and light

Shadows and light

Taken in the Lake District, UK, in April 2008.

I went on a week-long photography course to the Lake District in April 2008. While I wasn't that taken with the course or the instructors, we did manage to see some of the beautiful scenery in the Lake District.

This photo was taken at one of the old shale quarries. We were lucky to get sun that afternoon so had a chance to play with light and shadows. I love the different shapes of the shale in this photo too.

Star sunflower

Star sunflower

Taken in Bedfordshire, UK in August 2009.

 

It was a bright, if not sunny day as we walked through the fields near where my friend lives. We came across these sunflowers and one in particular seemed to cry out to have its photo taken. Voila!

Dove's house

Dove's house

Taken in Bedfordshire, UK in August 2009.

 

This is the Willington Dovecote, from the 16th century. It was a warm summer's day, but not without clouds (as usual in the UK!). The doves took flight and swooped round the top of the building. It was lovely to see that the doves were still using it after all this time.

Poppies in the field

Poppies in the field

Taken in Bedfordshire in August 2010.

 

These poppies were standing tall amongst all the wheat and grass, undaunted that they were outnumbered. Just soaking up the sunshine without a care in the world.

Beautiful bluebells

Beautiful bluebells

Taken at Ashridge Estate, in the UK in May 2016.

 

Every Spring, the UK forests erupt in bluebells. Ashridge Estate is no exception. It is a National Trust maintained estate with many walks through carpets of bluebells. A wonderful UK outing.

The coast with the most

The coast with the most

Taken in Mawgan Porth, North Cornwall, UK, in May 2016.

 

This is a gorgeous stretch of coast in North Cornwall on a beautiful Spring morning. The path shown is the coastal path that runs through North Cornwall. I could have spent all morning looking at this view ... I almost did!

Whitstable series - #1

Whitstable series - #1

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea.

Whitstable series - #2

Whitstable series - #2

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea.

Whitstable series - #3

Whitstable series - #3

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea.

This is a photo of the wonderful colourful beach huts overlooking the beach.

Whitstable series - #4

Whitstable series - #4

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea.

This is a photo of the wonderful colourful beach huts overlooking the beach.

Whitstable series - #5

Whitstable series - #5

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea.

This is a photo of the wonderful colourful beach huts overlooking the beach.

Whitstable series - #6

Whitstable series - #6

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea.

This is a photo of the wonderful colourful beach huts overlooking the beach.

Whitstable series - #7

Whitstable series - #7

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea. Or enjoying the sunshine by reading a good book.

 

Whitstable series - #8

Whitstable series - #8

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea. Or lying in the sunshine.

Whitstable series - #9

Whitstable series - #9

Taken in Whitstable, UK, in May 2016.

 

Whitstable is a little town on the north coast of Kent. One of the most loveliest little seaside towns I've visited in the UK. This day was warm and sunny and not too busy. A perfect day for photos and strolling along by the sea. Or just taking in the view.