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Gordon’s going for gold

Gordon’s going for gold

Monday 27 May 2024

“Yesterday evening after a storm I went out chasing a rainbow. They say there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but finding the end is the problem.” A reflection from photographer Gordon Ridgewell.     Read more >

Cop a load of these cyclists in Littlebury!

Cop a load of these cyclists in Littlebury!

Friday 24 May 2024

“RideLondon passed through Littlebury,” Photographer Gordon Ridgewell tells us. “And surprise, surprise, there were about a dozen police outriders briefly passing through. I hadn’t seen a policeman in years.” Read more >

Howe Wood: a bit of all-white!

Howe Wood: a bit of all-white!

Friday 3 May 2024

“It’s all white!” snaps photographer Gordon Ridgewell. “Howe Wood is looking a picture as the leaves are bursting open. What a great day!” Read more >

Sweet, sour and blue

Sweet, sour and blue

Monday 15 April 2024

A strange one from photographer Gordon Ridgewell today… “The bluebells are now in flower at Howe Wood, Littlebury. They add to the smells of the countryside, along with the rape and dumping of sewage just along the road. A bit like sweet and sour.”. Mmm… Read more >

The dandelions are early – but what about the wine?

The dandelions are early – but what about the wine?

Wednesday 27 March 2024

It might seem that spring is struggling to splutter into life, but photographer Gordon Ridgewell reminds us how nature’s cycle is very different to how it once was. “I have just seen dandelions in flower,” he tells us. “Back in the day – the 1960s – when I made wine it was always said to […] Read more >

It’s a lovely day!

It’s a lovely day!

Thursday 14 March 2024

No extra commentary needed here. We’ll let camera king Gordon Ridgewell do the talking… “I just popped out with the dog and captured this shot of Littlebury Mill. The sun is shining and the daffs are out. What a lovely day!” Read more >

Here’s Hemlock!

Here’s Hemlock!

Thursday 6 July 2023

Here’s one for the tabloids! Hemlock is a notoriously poisonous plant – indeed it is reputedly what did for Greek philosopher Socrates when he was executed. Gordon Ridgewell, photographer extraordinaire, tells us: “ The hemlock is on the march at Littlebury this year and has reached about 10 feet in height.” No need to panic, […] Read more >

The spring glory of the lesser celandine

The spring glory of the lesser celandine

Tuesday 11 April 2023

Arguably no flower heralds spring more than the lesser celandine – and image wizard Gordon Ridgewell photographed “masses” while walking around the Holy Trinity churchyard in Littlebury.   Read more >

If you can’t beat them, join them (and have a Happy New Year!)

If you can’t beat them, join them (and have a Happy New Year!)

Sunday 1 January 2023

Photographer Gordon Ridgewell is never one to let the grass grow under his feet, so he ensures he’s up to speed with technology, as he relates… “I’ve just been trying out my new camera – this one is fixed to a mobile phone. Everyone just accepts phones these days, but when I lift up a […] Read more >

The big beast that does things very much its own way…

The big beast that does things very much its own way…

Thursday 28 July 2022

Much though we all love country life, it does have its moments… Normally chilled photographer Gordon Ridgewell reports: “I can’t even sit in the garden tonight, with the big beast making loads of noise and everything covered with dust.”   Read more >