Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Tuesday 28th September 2010

I had a walk around Liverpool looking at some of the Liverpool Biennial – the International Festival of Contemporary Art. This is the artist Lee Mingwei and his work – the Mending Project.

Monday 27th September 2010

When you feel a cold coming on it's time to take extra Vitamin C and some garlic capsules.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sunday 26th September 2010

This is a photo from yesterday - this Sparrowhawk having arrived in the garden in the early evening after I had posted yesterday's photo. The lateness in the day and the fact that it was taken through the window account for the poor quality. This is the second time the Sparrowhawk has taken a pigeon in the last couple of weeks and spread feathers all over the lawn.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Saturday 25th September 2010

A sunny day - the best for a couple of weeks - so I had a very long walk as far as the lake in Arrowe Park.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Friday 24th September 2010

I go to Heswall so often that it's not easy to find a new subject to photograph .  Fortunately the Church regularly changes its posters.

Thursday 23rd September 2010

One thing you can guarantee when GB and I spend a week together is that we will find some second-hand books to peruse.  This great addition to my bookshelf came from the second-hand bookshop in Colwyn Bay.

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

Before GB left we went to Church Farm for a coffee and then on to West Kirby to wander round the Charity shops.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Tuesday 21st September 2010

GB and I went to the Welsh Mountain Zoo.  One of the attractions was the bird display which included not only birds of prey but Macaws.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Monday 20th September 2010

We had a wander locally, including a trip to New Brighton.  For many years the beach at New Brighton disappeared but improved management of the estuary has enabled some sand to return.  We saw mixed flocks of Redshank and Greenshank picking their way across the beach.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sunday 19th September 2010

GB, Jo and I went to Plas Newydd - the one-time home of the Ladies of Llangollen.   The Honey Fungi and the cool weather suggest Autumn has arrived.

Saturday 18th September 2010

GB and I went to Tatton Park (yet again, thanks to Helen and Ian for the National Trust membership!).  GB's comment on this lady was words to the effect of 'Who needs two yards of ale?"

Friday, 17 September 2010

Friday 17th September 2010

GB and I went to Chester and had a throoughly enjoyable walk around the Cathedral.  It's forty years or so since either of us went there and I had forgetten these beautiful medieval cloisters.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Thursday 16th September 2010

GB is down for a few days.   Or, since he was in France the night before last I suppose it should be 'up' for a few days.

Wednesday 15th September 2010

What's changed?  - The spectacles.    I've still got double vision but the focussing is slightly better.  And the government paid for 0.3% of them because my sight is so bad.  Like Wow! Thanks NHS how would  I manage without you.

Tuesday 14th November 2010

 A couple of the house plants died recently and when I went to the local shops to replace then there were only outdoor plants. So we now have a couple of pansies on the window ledges for the next few weeks.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Monday 13th September 2010

These look a bit like Californian Poppies but actually they are Welsh Poppies (Meconopsis cambrica) which can be yellow or orange. As I’ve mentioned before they are one of my favourite flowers.

Sunday 12th September 2010

This chunk of Yew wood is absolutely beatiful - it is waxed, not varnished, and is just wonderful to hold.  I've featured it before but it deserves a second shot.

Saturday 11th September 2010

It's not stopped raining all day!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Friday 10th September 2010

The garden is very pink at the moment.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Thursday 9th September 2010

Didn't do much photography today but I decided the light was just right on the water feature.

Wednesday 8th September 2010

A new Terry Pratchett arrived to day - whooppee!  It's sitting on my favourite coffee table - but not for long; it will soon be being read.

Tuesday 7th September 2010

On the way North we called in at Stafford North service station and said hello to the Heron that lives there.

Monday 6th September 2010

Tomorrow Ian and Helen will be taking me home so I'll be back to using my desktop computer and swopping William for Meek and Samantha.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Saturday 4th September 2010

Ian has been involved in organising Exeter Green Fair. Today was the day of the fair and I went to have a look.

Friday 3rd September 2010

We stayed in today but there was still plenty to see around the garden like this calla lily, or zantedeschia.

Thursday 2nd September 2010

We went to Killerton House and had a walk around the gardens and grounds and up the hill to Dolbury Iron Age Hillfort.

Wednesday 1st September 2010

I had a wander around Exeter Cathedral this morning.