The autumn season this year has been magnificent. A long, sunny spell of weather, followed by some colder days, and not much wind, has kept the leaves on the trees for longer than normal, and the colours seem to have peaked a few days later than average. Northumberland National Park often looks at its best late in the year when the low angled sun catches the gold, yellow and warm brown colours of the hills, and the wooded valleys are filled with autumn colour. This image shows the dazzling colours of a bright November day in the Tarset valley near Greenhaugh and Bellingham.
The new cards have been printed this week for the Northumberland Winter Christmas card range and are arriving from the printers tomorrow, ready for despatch next week. You can order the cards from this website today, and they will be delivered as soon as possible.
Hexham, Northumberland, winter evening
Here is an autumn view for the Seasons of Northumberland calendar 2017, showing the rich autumn colours at Donkleywood in the North Tyne valley, in the heart of Northumberland National Park. The North Tyne river flows from the Scottish border into Kielder Water, and then on towards Bellingham and Wark, to join the South Tyne near Hexham. The valley is also a buffer zone for the endangered red squirrel, which is threatened by the advance of American grey squirrels. Kielder Forest is a stronghold for red squirrels, which thrive in the coniferous trees across this vast area.
Several new designs have been printed this week for the Northumberland Winter Christmas card range. You can order the cards from this website today, and they will be despatched as soon as possible later this week.
Snowy woodland, Northumberland National Park
The year has passed quickly and already the Christmas buying has started. Producers have to start planning Christmas months ahead, even though my personal Christmas plans are left until December. However, there are some new Christmas designs available, in the Northumberland Winter series, as well as the favourite subjetcs of Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland Coast, Northumberland National Park, and the castles, woodlands, rivers and hills of Northumberland. All the designs are available to buy online from this website, and I will be delighted to supply these cards for you to send Christmas greetings to your friends and family, whether here at home, or across the world.
The new calendar for 2017 is now available, depicting the seasons of Northumberland throughout the year. There is a full page date grid and a full page image for each month of the year. For 2017, the images include the North Tyne valley, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Bamburgh Castle, Breamish valley, Alnwick Castle, and Rumbling Kern. The calendar is available at many retail outlets across the north east of England, and can be ordered online from this website. It’s compact size (230 x 230mm) makes it easy to post to friends and family in this country and around the world, and it comes with a mailing envelope for your convenience.