2020 brought home just how much access to green, open spaces matters. To those living in densely populated cities, the location and quality of public parks is crucial. In rural areas, access may be limited by lack of public footpaths or open access land. Here in north Northumberland we’re doubly fortunate, with the wide open expanses of the beaches and a good footpath network, along the coast and inland. I’ve been counting my blessings this year.
In March, as the country went into lockdown, the sense of space o Spittal beach felt doubly precious.
Northumberland fields – April 2020
Changeable weather makes for dramatic cloudscapes – a storm approaching in May
Ice cream weather in May on Cocklawburn beach – that’s the ice cream van in the distance
The haar rolls in – June
Ripening barley in June sunshine
Thirty miles from home in the Scottish Borders – October 2020 – autumn colour, hills to climb for wonderful views..
and the chance to meet friends for a walk by the river – to the viaduct seen in the distance
Lens-Artists Challenge #129 – Favourite Images of 2020