Bempton, Filey, Nunnington

It was a bright clear day, it was early and we didn’t need to wait for our teenager to emerge, the day was ours. We shot across to Bempton Cliffs as quickly as we could and were mildly surprised at the numbers of people who’d beaten us there!

We go every year to see the sea birds nesting. There are thousands of gannets and kittiwakes not to mention guillemots and razorbills plus some puffins, fulmars and even a few tree sparrows around. The kittiwakes were the only ones we saw with eggs in their nests. I didn’t take photos (no camera) but spent my whole time just watching and abosrbing the sounds.

Walking beyond the sea bird colony viewing areas we continued along the cliff and I was struck by just how much red campion was in bloom.


I used the camera on my phone to take these pictures, even though I couldn’t see what I was taking thanks to the sun on the screen. Isn’t it wonderful.


Our next stop was only a few miles away at Filey where we planned to take a beach walk out to Filey Brigg and also indulge in a fish and chip lunch. You can imagine how delighted I was to discover large areas of rust on our beach walk.



just loved all the circle patterns on this one.



I took so many images.




The majority of these photos were taken portrait style but when editing I found I preferred many of them landscape.



Did I mention I took a lot of photos?







The last set of felt work I did focussed on the tree of life and my next set is going to focus on rust. I love rust, can you tell?




I’ve already begun some dyeing experiments using rust and I’ll show you those in a later post. After Filey we stopped off at Nunnington Hall on our way home and saw these splendid chaps in the gardens.


They were of course very noisy, they always are aren’t they.


No females around so no displays 🙁


Tempted to make my next work all about peacocks but looking at the evidence above, I’d better stick with rust.


2 Replies to “Bempton, Filey, Nunnington”

  1. OOh love all your al fresco photos Angela!
    The rust looks fabulous! In many of your images it looks like bark!
    Look forward to your felty rust explorations!
    Ali x

  2. Oh such beautiful rust! There is such depth of colour 🙂 Mind you, the peacock iridescent blues would look excellent next to the russets and reds of the rust. I’d never heard of Bempton Cliffs – just off to find out about them 🙂 xxk

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