Thursday, 30 October 2008

Apple Day

Sun 28 Sep
Stanmer Park, Brighton

Everything you ever wanted to know about apples. Picking them, eating them, pressing them, drinking them, identifying them, dancing them, and most memorably, smelling them in the orchard - like having cider coursing through your veins! And of course, taking pictures of it all.

Thanks to Brighton Permaculture Trust for thinking this one up.

Season of mists

Sat 11 Oct

As seen from my front room. And as seen by John Keats, with a bit of mellow fruitfulness thrown in for good measure. And Autumn Leaves, falling all over the previous Post.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Autumn Leaves

Sun 12 Oct
Sheffield Park

Quite simply the most stunning display I've ever seen. A glorious late summer's day, warm enough to sit on the grass, eat your sandwiches and bask. And leaves beginning to turn, with the low Autumn sun coming through almost horizontal but still strong enough to intensify all the colours and point up the shadows.

Thousands of awestruck visitors, wandering slowly through the park, mostly speechless, often motionless, just standing, gazing in wonder.

And the highest concentration of cameras per head on earth, from pros with tripods, telescopics and lens-hoods to grannies with mobile phones - so there'll be tons up on Flickr by now. So here's 114 more: set 1, set 2, set 3, set 4.

And if you fancy something in a completely different mode, here's Javier Paxariño playing the tune with students from the Salamanca Music Conservatory, earlier this year.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

The Sound of Glynde

From the monthly English session at the Trevor Arms, Mon 13 Oct. Some of the old favourites played by some of the old favourites, and recorded in mono on my iPhone. The audio files are hosted at