In Flanders Field

In Flanders Field by John McCrae, May 1915   In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset …

August 1914 by John Masefield

In this poem John Masefield documents his feelings as war starts and ultimately closes after much pain and misery. "August, 1914" (1914)   How still this quiet cornfield is to-night! By an intenser glow the evening falls, Bringing, not darkness, but a deeper light; Among the stooks a partridge covey calls. The windows glitter on …

The Great War

  I was visiting the pretty village of Downham in Lancashire one warm sunny summer afternoon and went into the old church. After looking around inside I came out into the sunshine and there was a man studying a gravestone I greeted him and he started talking to me about the inscription on the headstone. …

The Cotswolds

The cotswolds are  one of the most photographed regions of england and deservedly so every village presents a picture opportunity, it is a photographers dream destination. I have visited the area several times and still return to indulge my passion of photography. This beautiful cottage caught my eye just as I was leaving the village.