Sandra and I took a weekend trip to the Cotswolds to visit family. We ended up in a wonderful big house in the village of Poulton, Gloucestershire. There wasn’t a lot to look at by the house, but we as we left for home we were pointed in the direction of Fairford, a beautiful little town just a few miles down the road. We didn’t stop long, but we did enjoy the wonderful church and the river walks and views.
It may not be the furthest flung destination but St. Annes Pier for a day trip was cold, but fun!
I’ve just put together a brand new web site where I hope to share photography hints, tips and tricks for folks who are looking to improve their skills. It’s called Day Trip Photo and the site is aimed primarily at those who have no training at all, and will include some advice basic principles as well as more advanced techniques. The idea is that it will help the casual photographer who takes his/her camera out on day trips with the family. Let me know what you think in the comments…
Sandra and I have now passed a ‘significant milestone’, and it wasn’t on the way around Buttermere lake. Yesterday we celebrated our Silver Wedding Anniversary! As, all those years ago, we had honeymooned in the Lake District, we decided to take a few days back in the Lakes for our Silver Wedding Anniversary weekend. Although it was cold, and there was snow on the mountain peaks, the sun shone and we were able to enjoy the breathtaking scenery that the Lake District always presents.
As we circumnavigated Buttermere the water was still and smooth and the light was cold and wintry. This image was taken looking towards the south end of the lake, with the row of trees and background mountains reflected in the water.
At Stuart & Katie’s wedding I was asked to give the address. This is normally something to point the young couple down the right path at the outset of their marriage. I have to confess to getting completely tongue tied with the emotion of the whole event, but I muddled through and encouraged them both to consider Ephesians 5, and especially verse 32 that tells us that our marriage is really a picture and demonstration of the love of Christ for the Church – this is indeed profound and something that we all need to make a part of our married lives. This photo will certainly help me to remember!