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Not to be confused with Keith Richard

(Not to be confused with Keith Richard)

Blencathra aka Saddleback - the sale of a mountain

Thursday 29th May 2014 |

Hugh Lowther, the current Lord Lonsdale, is having to raise a lot of cash to pay death duties on his father's estate. So he decided to sell off some of his land, in particular the mountain massif known as Blencathra in the northern part of the Lake District. He hopes to raise about £2 million, about 20% of the bill!...

Fame at last!

Thursday 29th May 2014 |

On May 29th I am in Hereford, photographing the gardens at the cathedral. But this isn't a normal day, as I am there by invitation from Country Life. The magazine is to be the subject of a three-part TV programme about the way it works and how I go about my garden photography is one component. They are supposed...

Tree book talks

Saturday 15th March 2014 |

Following on from our successful two-woman act at the Keswick Literary Festival in March, Paula Day and I have two more joint talks in the near future. Thursday May 1st, 2014 at the Wordsworth Bookshop in St Andrews churchyard, Penrith (www.wordsworthbookshop.co.uk). Paula and Val will talk at 7 pm. Slide show. Poetry reading. Book signing. Saturday July 26th, 2014 in...

The River Greta

(The River Greta)

Exhibition - Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Thursday 28th November 2013 |

Starting on Monday 2nd December and running for two months, this exhibition is entitled Winter in the Lake District. There are over 30 framed prints on the walls of the Circle Bar on the theatre's first floor. The colour prints are of course of winter landscapes. They vary in size between A4 and A3 and there are several in panoramic...

East Anglian gardens

Thursday 25th July 2013 |

My main summer trip for garden photography was to Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. As always it was a delight to visit some of the wonderful gardens and their owners. One highlight was rowing myself around a moat to get the shots of a lovely manor house. With the help of  tripod ladders I was often able to overcome to...

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