Winter Sunrise in Shropshire



Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home. The English countryside can be especially beautiful on clear winter days when the bare branches of the deciduous trees give a translucency to the landscape. The water meadows around the River Corve had been flooded the previous day and in the night left sheets of frozen ice.


Flooded fields in Shropshire



This photograph was taken looking south from the B4368 road at Broadstone, in Shropshire, England, by Anthony Sargeant. In the background are the Clee Hills with The Brown Clee to the left. In the immediate foreground can just be seen the River Corve as it winds its way along the river valley. The fields beyond the river have flooded after heavy rain the night before. The ancient system of strip farming long since abandoned has nevertheless marked the landscape leaving what in dry weather are imperceptible ridges but these become apparent when the flood water lies in the strips once ploughed and sowed with crops alternating strip by strip and year by year.

Shropshire water meadows under water



Anthony Sargeant took this photograph earlier today 22nd November 2016. After torrential rain these past few days the River Corve just below Tony’s home in Shropshire has burst its banks and flooded the surrounding meadows. Fortunately the house sits on a rock outcrop well above the level of the river.

Early bird – bright moon over Wenlock Edge



Anthony Sargeant took this photograph at 7.30 am on the 16th November 2016 from the garden of his Shropshire home looking towards Wenlock Edge. The moon has been very bright the past few nights and it was still in the sky as the early bird flew up from the copse by the River Corve.

Summer Sunrise Photographed from my Bedroom window in Shropshire



This photograph was taken from the bedroom window of my Shropshire (UK) home at 5.17am on the 31st July 2015. I am fortunate to live in such a beautiful and unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty. There are often sensational sunrises and sunsets as the house is in the valley of the River Corve. This is looking east up the valley while the sun sets at the end of the day over the hills that comprise Wenlock Edge.

Storm Katie causes flooding in Shropshire



This morning 28th March 2016 Anthony Sargeant took this photograph from the bedroom window of his Shropshire (UK) home. It is still windy but no longer raining – the flooding is the consequence of Storm Katie which resulted in torrential rain during the night. As the water made its way down from the Clee Hills of Shropshire in the early morning so the River Corve began to swell and burst its banks flooding the meadows below the house. It is fortunate that the house stands on a rocky outcrop and is not affected by these periodic floods across the water meadows. Below is how the fields normally look in Winter.