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
Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been out in the deep midwinter dodging the mud slingers of Stur Trailway...
"There was snow on my car the morning I decided to see how Stur Trailway was coping in mid-January and as you would expect, the puddles were big and very muddy. It was best to give cyclists a wide berth or get a covering of muddy spots from head to toe. There were blues skies, heavy black clouds, mini-rainbows and squeaky fresh air. It was glorious." - Carolyn Roden
Our roving photographer Carolyn Roden has been braving the elements to bring us these stunning pictures of an early winter evening in Stalbridge...
"The winter light kissed the houses and fields around Stalbridge as we sank into another freezing night as I took these photos. There were still hardy dog walkers about as the wind chill made us think of brandy and mulled wine".
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.