To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.

(Leonard Bernstein from Quotes on Design by Chris Coyier)

Isn’t that SO true?


Yesterday we had hail showers, today there is still snow on the hills and we are forecast a frost overnight and sleet showers tomorrow. 

It is May isn’t it?  Are you sure?

You’re not going to believe this but as I’m writing at 10.14am its SNOWING!!!!! 
Really, its not the cherry blossom falling. 

This morning the sun was shinning and the hills were looking glorious.

Cheviots 1

Cheviots 2

The flowers are finally out.



I’m now finishing this post at 3.30pm and its freezing!

So glad we are heading south on our holidays.  Originally we were going to Orkney in early May but changed plans to head over the channel in a motor home.  Camping for the boys, with en-suite and soft bed for me.  Just like New Zealand in 2008.   A perfect combination.

Hopefully it will be warm – the volcanic ash seems to be depressing temperatures on the continent.  Hope it blows the other way soon.

Sometimes you just have to wait your turn…….  (I love photographing bovines – the second picture is always the best as they look up when they hear the shutter click – well not that there is one anymore on a digital camera, but you know what I mean).


More progress on the shed, de ja vue isn’t it?

    Studio 1  studio 3

studio 2

5 thoughts on “Sun and snow

  • 06/09/2010 at 8:32 pm

    I love the photos of that clear stretch of beautiful landscape Helen. I love my mountains, but a clear wide view like that is very appealing to someone who has always lived close up to the hills and mountains.

    The studio looks fantastic, de ja vue perhaps, but much better than frist time round.

  • 06/09/2010 at 8:32 pm

    hope you have a brilliant time – your london photos are totally brilliant – I bet you were tired after all that gadding about!!

  • 06/09/2010 at 8:32 pm

    Fantastic shed, I must show my husband -I want one!!! What size is it overall?

  • 06/09/2010 at 8:32 pm

    Gorgeous photographs, as ever, Helen. And I do so hope you will have glorious, warm and sunny weather for your break. Perhaps you could bring some back??!! Yes, we too had snow and frost! The weather seems to have gone haywire!

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