Week 24 – The Garden as Backup

This was a sparse week for photos, perhaps because I forgot to take some, or perhaps because I didn’t happen across any likely subjects, animate or otherwise.  Anyway, here is a shot of oats, moving intentionally, but with a little colour to add interest: And…

Week 20 – Election coming

This week was one of working towards the General Election.  I delivered some leaflets to all 80-odd houses on an estate in my village.  This is not the estate, it’s the main street, with a former pub (now an Indian restaurant) in the background.  The…

Week 17 – West Country of England

I booked a day’s workshop with ImageSeen, to be held at Westonbirt Arboretum.  It was called Impressions of Westonbirt, and the subject was closeups and “intentional camera movement” (ICM); but it didn’t really matter as it was going to be good to concentrate on photography,…

Week 19 – sparse

I took much fewer good shots this week, but I kept up the shooting nonetheless.  This is ranunculus, I gather. This seemed to be tempting curiosity somewhat, but I took the photo anyway. We visited a pub in Kings Cliffe, the Cross Keys; this beer…

Week 18 – the start of Summer?

We were in Malmesbury for a few days, a lovely town in a beautiful part of England; I’ve long wanted to take a photo like this, rather like some of the archetypal scenes from the 1960s . . . A visit to Bath is something…

Week 16, early bluebells

When bluebells bloom in our woods (we have 5 or so ancient woodlands near us) it brings more visitors to see the sights.  Unfortunately, some of the visitors let their dogs loose to trample the flowers, while others walk through the patches to get a…

Week 15 and Easter is here . . .

Easter for Christians consists of a culmination of the 40 days of Lent with a celebration of Christ’s death and resurrection.  It is the most important period of the Church’s calendar.  Our church, a Roman Catholic church in Biggleswade in the UK, celebrated the 3…

Week 14 – A trip to the City of London

I’m at an age where birthdays are less important than the indication that time is passing – way too quickly; but my wife treated me to a photographic expedition with lunch.  We travelled to the City of London to the address 20 Fenchurch Street, otherwise…

Week 13 – Northamptonshire and flowers

I drove home from Wittering on Friday taking the long way.  It was a beautiful route through parts of Northamptonshire.  I’ve long flown over Oundle and wanted to visit; it’s a lovely small town.  Here is a café, with a variety of customers . ….

Week 12 – Children and Car Wash

I relented and had my car washed in the “Hand Car Wash” of the nearby village.  It wasn’t cheap, but at least it took little time from dirty to clean, inside and out. I forgot to get a shot of the clean car, but over…