Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been down to the woods at Harpitts Plantation in Stalbridge to capture its magic...
"It was one of those radiant, sunny, misty mornings we have in Stalbridge sometimes...everything sparkled and Harpitts Plantation was no exception. I had the place more or less to myself and clambered amongst low lying branches and into deep rivets to get some of the pictures but that is what I love doing most. We are so lucky to have these woods on our doorstep." - Carolyn Roden
Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden was fortunate to revisit Duncliffe Woods in the last throws of summer...
"On a late, hot, autumn day the woods at Duncliffe hadn't decided whether it was still summer or that autumn had truly arrived! The temperature was 21 degrees and the steep off-piste hills were challenging but so worth the climb. Ancient trees, ferns and joyful dogs were everywhere. We shall certainly be back there soon." - Carolyn Roden
Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been down to Minterne Gardens...
"The last rays of the summer softened the transition from summer to autumn at Minterne Gardens. There was a real sense of winding down and gentleness in the air as the mists rolled back and the dragonflies still played over the waters. Summer to autumn is a time for reflection and harvest in anticipation for the winter to come". - Carolyn Roden
Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been out in the wilds of Shillingstone...
"It was very peaceful visiting Shillingstone Trailway over the bank holiday weekend (on one of the dry days!). The pace of life and the friendliness of the volunteers at the Railway Museum and Cafe just added to the beauty of the whole visit. The trees and grasses looked relieved after they had received a day or two of rain and the berries were starting to round-up and ripen. With Hambledon Hill as a back-drop to the trees and the river, it makes a beautiful, free and local morning out." - Carolyn Roden
Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been out in the factor 50 parched countryside
"Here are some pix of drought ridden Stalbridge. I was surprised how many dried up plants actually looked quite good in a photo!
Well, we could be forgiven for thinking that we now live in Spain as each morning the sun shines, the temperatures soar and everyone is living in shorts or summer dresses. The earth and plants are having a hard time of it though. Plants that should be thriving have died, dried up grasses give the impression of a long, hot summer (even though we are only half way through!) and birds and animals are struggling to find water. Some love it, some are longing for rain but even when the skies are heavy with clouds, the rain still isn't falling." - Carolyn Roden
Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been taken a closer look at the walls around Stalbridge...
"The photos were taken just as the air was full of the perfume of the grasses being cut in the hay fields at the top of town showing the garden walls of Stalbridge in their summer gowns".
- Carolyn Roden
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Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden went back to Harpitts Plantation in Stalbridge this May, and Wood You Believe it? there were still Bluebells!
"It has been a while since I visited the Plantation woods on Barrow Hill and to my surprise, the bluebells were still out and the perfume was beautiful. These woods are such a tranquil place so close to our town, I always feel refreshed after being there". - Carolyn Roden
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Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been up close and personal with the weeds of Park Grove on her Stalbridge walk to capture these lovely photos. Click on the photos below to enlarge them.
"Many of us bypass 'weeds' as if they have no value or beauty but if you look deeply into them, there is such a perfection there. Each flower, each leaf is worked with the same amount of love from the rain and the sun as our garden plants and the details are stunning. I love cultivated plants as much as anyone but next time you see a patch of weeds, stop and look, enjoy and lighten your day." - Carolyn Roden
Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been out, facing the freezy breeze on her Stalbridge walk to capture these lovely photos of the melting snow. Click on the photos below to enlarge them.
"Everyone was keeping their heads down this afternoon as the chill wind whizzed over the melting snow. Everything still looked magical and surprisingly undisturbed by the heavy snowfall." - Carolyn Roden
Dorset Landscape Photography
Stalbridge Info brings you Landscape photos (and sometimes film) from Dorset Photographers. Some are professionals and some are amateurs who take pictures just for fun. We hope you enjoy their photographs.