As May neared it’s end, we were beginning to despair in this most northerly part of England. Record cold and wet weather for the entire spring had dampened our Covid-reduced spirits to absolute emotional zero…

Then something remarkable happened. As though the intensity of the late warmth and light had to quickly compensate for what hadn’t happened so far, summer burst forth.

And the famous green of our Lake District literally erupted… With a ferocity I’ve seldom witnessed. .

The collie is in heaven, at least in the mornings. The afternoon heat can drive her to the far side of the house and its shadows. The thickly-furred cat, who you would think had most to fear, made for the hottest window seat and basked

We are blessed with ancient paths – rights of way – that criss-cross the county. The interplay of light and shadow is a photographer’s delight…

The intensity of the muted light within these zones of gentle contrast is practically meditative.

Occasionally, you come across a man-made object, like this gate, which creates a lovely contrast of textures, it’s rustic straight lines entirely in harmony with the green backdrop.

Oh, and my brother and his long-time partner got married, which is why there’s a flower in the cat’s hat…

©Stephen Tanham 2021

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.


8 Comments on “Still Light: the paths of June

  1. It certainly seems to have come on in a rush, everything suddenly bursting with growth and colour. Great pictures Steve.

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