Chris J Richards

My writing, photography, and art



My Advice on Starting a Blog

A friend asked me to help him with starting a blog. I said I’d help him get started with WordPress — setting it up, explaining the difference between posts and pages, choosing a domain name, categorising and tagging, etc. It’s… Continue Reading →

Incredible morning skies in Ystradgynlais.

I went searching for Japanese Larches in Caio Forest. Whilst I didn’t find the intense golden stretch of forest I was hoping for, I loved the odd one dotted in amongst the other confiers.

Experiencing Autumn

Every time I experience autumn I feel like it’s for both the first and the last time. It makes little logical sense to me. I know that as a man rapidly approaching his 40s, I’ve seen plenty, but the novelty… Continue Reading →

I planned to visit RSPB this weekend hoping for an autumn odyssey but the wind and rain gave it more of a bleak mid-winter feel.

John Lennon said “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”. I could say the same about sunsets. I was walking out of Lidl after grocery shopping when the sky flared up. I raced home, ran… Continue Reading →

No New Kindle for Me

I was eagerly awaiting the release announcement for the new Kindle Paperwhite this month hoping for one single feature that would have convinced me to buy a new Kindle as my main reader and to keep my older one as… Continue Reading →

I hadn’t done a pen sketch for several months, but with Jess’s birthday approaching I decided to do one for her card. She loves walking Jack, her black Labrador on the mountain near her, so I sketched this artistic interpretation… Continue Reading →

I couldn’t have asked for a better peak-September experience than when visiting Cwm Rhaeadr with Jess. It was warm with a slight breeze. The golden afternoon light was catching the hillsides and dappled through the trees.

I’d had Pontsticill Reservoir on my ‘to visit’ list for quite some time. I’d hoped to park up and go for a good long walk there on a reasonably fine day. As it happened it was the end of a… Continue Reading →

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