Author Archives: satnavandcider

About satnavandcider

An American expat living in England, exploring the United Kingdom and Europe through five senses and a camera lens.

The English Adventure Continues…In Yorkshire

Scenery near Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Greetings from Northern England! I am happy to report that the Hubster’s and my British visas were extended for a few more years, so we decided to spend that time experiencing a different part … Continue reading

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White Rose, Red Bug

This week’s homework assignment for my creative photography class was to shoot a surreal image. The assignment stretched my imagination and tested my problem-solving skills. After several failed ideas, false starts, and adaptation, I selected this as my final image. In case … Continue reading

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Snowdrops, Dew Drops, and Silk

Dew drops on a spider web at Elkstone Church, England. On a misty morning in a church yard, the world collapses into a local dampened space. The mist appears to buffer sound and movement; silence seems loud when all is still and … Continue reading

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Leckhampton Light

Afternoon View from Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham. My legs ache as I attempt to descend stairs without looking like an invalid. Such is my state after hiking up Leckhampton Hill a few days ago to catch the view so fondly remembered … Continue reading

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Autumn Stroll at Westonbirt Arboretum

Japanese Maple at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England. A recent visit to Westonbirt National Arboretum to enjoy the colors of autumn proved colorful indeed. Although colors were not at their peak, a nice smattering stood out among the 14,902 … Continue reading

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Lovely Lake Bled

Lake Bled, Slovenia The beauty of Lake Bled was a central reason for my husband’s and my recent 10-day trip to Slovenia and Croatia. The first time I saw pictures of Bled Island I knew that one day I had … Continue reading

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Uig’s Fairy Glen

Faerie Glen, Uig, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Tucked away in a remote corner of the world (also known as the Isle of Skye) is the Faerie Glen (Google: 57.583767,-6.325122) where fairies dwell among miniature mountains and tiny, trilly trees. A mere … Continue reading

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At the Top of the Bottom of the Storr

Couple Standing on a Hill at the Base of the Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland. I’m a sucker for silhouettes of couples, so when I saw this couple climbing up a small hill at the base of the Storr as … Continue reading

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In the Lavender Field

In a lavender field at Cotswold Lavender, Snowshill, Gloucestershire, UK. I don’t know if these two people are a couple, because I only saw them in the fields taking photos together. However, romantic that I am, I imagine that I … Continue reading

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Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland.

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