Calendar 2012

The past few years I have been making calendars for Christmas presents, it’s an opportunity to hunt through the photos for the year. Some of these I took, and some were taken by The Inelegant Gardener (Mrs SomeBeans).

00 - Cover - Wood bent around rock

Cover – a slightly arty picture of a piece of wood and a pebble taken on the remnants of a lead mine in the Yorkshire Dales. I wrote about the lead mines here.

01 - January - View from below Schattberg West

January – Skiing in Austria, this is close to Hinterglemm. A short description of our holiday and some more pictures here.

02 - February - Sandstone

February – Sandstone, from the Sandstone Trail which runs from Frodsham to Whitchurch. More enthusiastic walkers cover this distance in a couple of days – we took months!

03 - March - Pussy Willow Catkin

March – Pussy willow catkin, this was taken on the flat muddy slog across the Cheshire Gap.

04 - April - Ploughed field

April – a ploughed field and a tree, I like the texture of the ploughed field.


May – Blue poppy (mecanopsis)  symbol of Mrs SomeBeans’ latest venture: Blue Poppy Garden Design.

06 - June - Astrantia

June – Astrantia, another photo by Mrs SomeBeans nice use of depth of field and my macro lens!


July – Kisdon Force in the Yorkshire Dales, scene of this years summer holiday – we stayed in Reeth.

08 - August - Town Hall Detail

August – a very small detail on Chester City Hall, this wasn’t the most newsworthy event of the month of August. This was.

09 - September - Meddlars and squashes

September – Medlars and squashes, medlars are known as “cul du chien” in French.

10 - October - Stair Hole

October – Stair Hole near Lulworth Cove with Portland in the distance. Down to the South Coast to visit my family over half-term. This is 5 miles from where I grew up.

11 - November - Highcliffe Castle

November – Highcliffe Castle on the cliffs by Mudeford, also taken on our trip to the South Coast.

12 - December

December – trees in the fog and frost, this one is a ringer – I took it a couple of years ago from along the Shropshire Union Canal.