1 January 2013

Harthope to Happy Valley

 

Making the effort to pick up the camera, drive five minutes from home and lace up the walking boots.

Harthope Valley river walk 1a

Looking along the Harthope Valley.

Harthope Valley  walk 2

Walking along the (very muddy) path up onto the moor, staying parallel to the river.

Harthope Valley  walk 2a

Lichens, not snow. 

Collecting a pocketful of lichen from fallen branches – fabric dyeing experiments to follow soon.

Harthope Valley  walk 3

Humps, bumps, remains of tumuli and homesteads.

Harthope Valley  walk 4

Harthope Valley  walk 5

Harthope Valley  walk 6

Cheviot Hills at our backs, Happy Valley below.

Harthope Valley  walk 7

Returning to Daisy.  Effective camouflage.

Harthope Valley  walk Ian on bridge 8

Contemplation.  Or waiting patiently for your wife to finish taking (more) photographs.

Harthope Valley  walk treeson hillside 8

Purple, silver, orange, ochre.
Wishing I had my paints with me.

Harthope Valley nature finds

Muddy boots and treasures from Mother Nature.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos Helen. Thanks for sharing.

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