Greeting cards for everyday use, depicting Northumberland through the seasons of the year, are available from shops across the region, and also from this website. The images include many of the popular landmarks across Northumberland, such as Bamburgh Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Farne Islands, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland National Park, Cheviot Hills, Simonside Hills, Hadrian’s Wall, Sycamore Gap, Housesteads Crags, Crag Lough, Caw Gap, Milecastle 39, Hexham, Kielder, Hareshaw Linn, North Tyne valley, and wildlife such as puffins and red squirrels. The cards are supplied with a mailing envelope, in a protective cellophane sleeve, and are A5 size (148 x 210mm), blank inside for your own greeting.
Very cold weather is now something of a rarity, and I don’t often get the chance to photograph real winter conditions with snow, ice and frost, even in the uplands of Northumberland. A few years ago, a couple of exceptionally cold winters meant that ice crystals or ‘frost flowers’ often appeared overnight on the window pane of an entrance door to an unheated porch. With an outside temperature of minus 10 degrees C, and sometimes as low as minus 20, glass surfaces such as unheated windows, or car windscreens can be transformed by beautiful natural wonders, and the intricate patterns of ice crystals. The first card of ice crystals I published was very popular, so I’m hoping that this new card will also be enjoyed. Meanwhile, I am very much hoping for some cold weather, hard frosts, and some sunny, wintery days, especially after last year’s exceptionally wet winter when the rain never seemed to stop.
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.