More Contemporary Tributes

This was another day of unrelenting gloom and rain, on which I scanned another batch of colour slides from Kensal Green Cemetery in May 2008. Well, they all started out as colour slides before I converted some. The first of these chapels within the grounds is Anglican; the second Non-conformist. A single sorrowful sculpture sitsContinue reading “More Contemporary Tributes”

Return To Brompton Cemetery

Last night I finished reading ‘Neroism is in the Air’ – Germany: 1890-1914, being chapter 6 of ‘The Proud Tower’, Barbara W. Tuchman’s excellent analysis of the build up to WWI. Writing of music, philosophy, theatre and literature, the author focusses on the country’s competitive culture. She begins with the strident strains of Richard StraussContinue reading “Return To Brompton Cemetery”

A Touch Of Snow

Jackie needed to be as nippy as the air outside to photograph her aerial garden views in the rapidly melting snow this morning. Her next subject was the snowcapped owl first captured in the patio through the sitting room window. Having wrapped herself up he became her first subject as she continued outside in theContinue reading “A Touch Of Snow”

A Matter Of Scale

THE SINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE ENLARGED WITH A CLICK OR TWO. CLICKING ON OTHERS IN A GROUP WILL ACCESS THEIR GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT In ‘What’s In The Folds?’ I featured an introduction to Solent Grange. We returned to the site this morningContinue reading “A Matter Of Scale”

The First Gallery Christmas Show 2017

This morning we visited Margery and Paul at their home in Bitterne. We had been unable to attend the gallery’s Christmas show, so were pleased to enjoy some of the items awaiting collection. Readers may have noticed that I have been unable to produce a gallery on this site for some months. One of theContinue reading “The First Gallery Christmas Show 2017”

The Photo Shoot

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED Yesterday I expressed m intention to published the prints from Newark 1993. Today I changed my mind. I decided to hold them in reserve for the next dull day. This could have been one. But it wasn’t. It was one of bright, crisp, sunshine. Jackie continued pottingContinue reading “The Photo Shoot”

Paddington Basin Development

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED I enjoyed another thrilling day wrestling with technology. After a few hours last night the iMac update ground to a halt. First thing this morning I phoned Apple again and got started once more. Today the process continued for a little longer, but again took an unwelcomeContinue reading “Paddington Basin Development”

A Garden Of Delights

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED. Watching the suspended petal of a Japanese anemone this morning set me musing. First I considered the strength of the thread that grasped it. As the flower part spun and twisted in the breeze, its captor clung on, just as it would with a fly’s frantically thrashing death throes. OnContinue reading “A Garden Of Delights”

A Day Trip To Mousehole

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED It was another dull day today. Aaron and Sean worked in the garden, finishing the log shelter, clearing rubbish, doing dump trips, and beginning to cut down the grizelinia hedge – now substantial trees. I scanned another batch of colour negatives from the Instow holiday of 1985.Continue reading “A Day Trip To Mousehole”

A Wildlife Garden

CLICK ON IMAGES (ESPECIALLY THE CRICKET) TO ENLARGE. REPEAT (ESPECIALLY THE CRICKET) IF REQUIRED. DID I MENTION THE CRICKET? It is two years since we were last assisting our friend Giles in opening his garden in Milford on Sea. Once more, today, we took the first stint in his rota. Overnight rain had only recently desistedContinue reading “A Wildlife Garden”