I always look forward to the spring blossom. It's like our reward for surviving winter again. As my contribution to Cee's flower of the day here is the first blossom of my year, duly photographed in Syon Park, Isleworth today.
I have posted the odd pic of Hampton Court Palace along the way, but normally when the sun is up and the light is good, the crowds are there, and it is swarming with people. I decided to stip off this morning on my early morning bike ride. It's a cloudy morning and the sun… Continue reading Hampton Court Palace, early morning in Black & White
These photos were taken just over 20 years ago. I was fresh back from travelling through Asia and needed a challenge. What better thing to do than climb to the highest point in the British Isles. At 1345 meters above sea level, Ben Nevis is a manageable mountain, and the climb up and down in… Continue reading Ben Nevis
This weeks Friendly Friday Challenge is set by Amanda at Something to Ponder about. The current theme is contrasts, something we can all have some fun with. Next week will be hosted by The Snow Melts Somewhere. I had a few ideas about this one, and in the end just chose some items from a… Continue reading Friendly Friday – Contrasts
Thanks to Cee's blog I have found my way to Thursday Tree Love, hosted by Parul at Happiness and Food. My contribution this week is this magnificent Baobab Tree which I photographed in Kenya. The scale of these trees is immense, and even having a carefully arranged person in the shot does not seem to… Continue reading ThursdayTreeLove – 57 Challenge
So I took another of my walks today, heading down to the North Downs way and following a circular route out of Tilford. The route took me through a variety of different environments, and does a nice pass of the picturesque Waverley Abbey, which was the first Cistercian abbey in England. It was founded in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. … Continue reading Medieval Waverley Circular near The North Downs Way