Chris J Richards

My writing, photography, and art



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.

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.

First Visit to Caio Forest

A change in my work shifts means I now start at 4 pm most days giving me the freedom to get out and enjoy the autumn for a few hours before work. It’s 8 am on a misty November morning…. Continue Reading →

Not too happy with this scene of Snowdonia – especially the clouds which I found difficult to render the way I wanted them using acrylics.

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