October 23rd – The return of the dark is a welcome chance to experiment with night photography once more.
These shots of the churches of Wednesbury – the twin sisters – from Kings Hill Park were a hurried experiment with the Cannon G1X which is a camera I’m learning to love.
These are way too grainy, and I obviously need to up my game. But I love the clarity and colour.
More practice required.
August 9th – Kings Hill Park is looking very weather- worn at the moment. At the beginning of the hot spell, the planters were cleared for new flowers, but it was clearly felt that planting out new bedding plants might be a waste in the heatwave, so since early summer we’ve had to be content with the noble greens and golds of a hot, dry season.
This little oasis is still beautiful however, and a welcome refuge from the hectic day at work, providing me with a nearby place where I can take five, rest and enjoy peace and quiet.
It’s a lovely little park, whatever the season or time of year.
April 12th – another wet, grey and frankly unlovely day. Where is the sun? The warmth on my back? The neighbourhood cats I’m normally welcoming back on warm evenings as I cruise jacket less through the suburbia of Walsall?
I watch, I wait, I plough on in the murk and damp.
Meanwhile, the damp, raindrop bejewelled Kings Hill Park continues to entertain with a variety of flows and planty of spring promise.
Soon. It’ll be soon. You’ll see.
March 15th – Spring is in residence at Kings Hill Park, Darlaston.
The sun rises not long after six am, and sets not long after 6pm.
We are approaching the spring equinox.
Whatever the weather doom-mogers are saying, the light is here. There flowers are arriving. Spring is taking to her throne.
Welcome back, your majesty – it’s been a long winter.
February 13th – A horrid, windy, wet day and nipping out in the afternoon on lan errand from work, I passed through Kings Hill Park just as the rain stopped.
Everywhere is sodden, this winter’s weather has been awful. But the flowers here are showing and everything is just waiting for warmth and sun.
Including me. Patience.