Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Dad


                                            My Dad!      "if Carlsberg made Dad's..........."
                                              

Rain

Gate at Lakenheath

Puffin

 Puffin on Skomer Island


Swallow at Marloes

Swallow on the gutter at Marloes Pembrokeshire

Snow Bunting at Salthouse

Snow Bunting at Salthouse in Norfolk

Monday, 19 July 2010

Fishermans Wharf San Francisco

Fishermans Wharf
San Francisco
The Golden Gate in the
background
                                      Fond memories of holidays to meet family in California

Finchingfield Church Essex

Finchingfield Church Essex
Another great historic Essex town well worth a visit when you're in the area.


Windmill at Rye

Windmill at Rye

Train tracks at Rye

Train Tracks at Rye

Just couldn't help take this picture as it's a scene I recall drawing in art classes at school when trying to develop pospective.

Blackpool Mill

Blackpool Mill Bridge
Blackpool Mill in Pembrokeshire.
I loved the reflection here.

Good place for Dipper, Wood Warbler and Grey Wagtail amongst other birds.
The Mill was once a working mill then museum before finally a Tea room. It is now closed but the public footpath allows access to the bridge to view for Dipper etc.

Sheep walk

Sheep Walk

This was taken in Pembrokeshire and they just would not move from the path to let me pass.

Tia

Tia
Tia,
She was homeless at six months but we've given her a new home and she's great company.
She goes where we go!

Older photographs

Tia on Manorbier beech



Pagham
Pagham


Rainham Stone Barges



QE11 BRIDGE




Richmond Park

































Tia and Holly

TIA
Tia



Tia



Tia
Holly



Sunday, 18 July 2010

Dedham and Flatford Mill

Dedham Mill
Great Tree at Dedham
Constable country made famous by his painting of Flatford Mill

Brightlinsea Essex

Beech Huts
Changing rooms
Brightlinsea in the county of Essex famous for it's beach huts.

Greensted St Andrews Church

Greensted Church
Greensted Church timber

Greensted Church

Greensted Church is officially the oldest wooden church in the world.
It is in Greensted in my home county of Essex. It is also the oldest "stave built" building in Europe.
The timbers in todays church date back to 1060 although it is believed a church may have sat on the same site before these timbers were erected. The body of St Emund the King of East Anglia once rested at the site on route to a final resting place in Bury St Edmunds in 1013 which takes it's name from the King (Bury coming from the Saxon word for a castle or strong town and not what you might think of todays meaning)
The oldest grave here dates back to the 12th century.
If ever you're in Essex the church is well worth a visit.

The churchyard did hold a pair of Spotted Flycatchers but they seem to have moved on following some structural works. Let's hope they return in the future.

Christmas Card Robin

Robin
Robin at Lea Valley Country Park

My very first blog post.......at this time I'm not even sure what a blog is let alone what to do with it but thought it'd be nice to share the Robin image anyway.