Until July 2017, documenting the seasons of coastal Dorset. I'm a complete amateur so don't trust I'm always right. If ever you see I'm wrong - whether with identifications or in anything else - do say! Meanwhile . . . I've now moved to Halifax in West Yorkshire. Click on the link below to collect the new URL. Don't forget to follow there!

Thursday, 30 October 2008


I used to think Sepia was cheating. Now, I don't. If black and white is ok - why not sepia too? Especially when it says something more about the season than full colour can on a dull day?


Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Sometimes we come across a picture that is so very luscious, and your blog header is definitly that. It is a great shot, oh, and I LOVE the sepia. Stunning.

Lucy said...

Thanks Jen.


Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Sepia is fabulous
And so is your blog header

easygardener said...

I like sepia too and your picture is fascinating. By the way was the Back End moving too fast for you :-)

The Garden Faerie said...

Sepia is awesome, and so well dressed for autumn. Love the duck's bum, too!
~ Monica

Plant Mad Nige said...

What marvelous pictures! I can almost smell the mushroomy aroma. Do you know what the fungi are? And I presume that is a mallard drake - the bum shot, I mean. Not that you would ever publish a bum shot!

Philip Bewley said...

sepia is moody and evocative.
I love the header, too.

Tammy said...

Lucy ... Your blog is looking most awesome. I agree with Muddy Boots the header is a fab shot. In my pencil box I would find the 2nd photo in this post to be more chocolate and cinnamon. But that is splitting hairs. They are all lovely! Great job.

Anonymous said...

stunning blog header.

Lucy said...

Hello Everyone!

I'm glad you like the new header - and rather ashamed that I don't know what it is of.

Nigel - that is the theme of the next post.

Glad too that you like sepia.

I wish it were possible to give individual blog pages different colours. Then I could do a whole post agsainst a dark brown background, with sepia photographs leaping out from the gloom.

Yes - it is the retreating back side of a mallard drake. I was really intending to photograph a group in a row but the rest, ducks and all, had dropped over the edge and into the water by the time the shutter clicked.

Of the names for autumn, I think 'The Fall' is the very best. 'Back End' is an odd term and rather inelegant I reckon!