Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Everyone seems to be showing photo's of vapor trails in the sky left by Aircraft flying past. I took this one outside my house a few years ago as the sun was setting
Monday, 25 February 2013
I spotted this on the road from Wallingford to Didcot and had to go and take a photo, it's not something you see everyday but no doubt others of you do. It's formed by cars splashing through a puddle nearby.
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Saturday, 23 February 2013
Friday, 22 February 2013
It's a few years since I visited this place but the small valley you see to the left is one full of history and played it's part in the second wold war as it was where they did some of the tests for the Dam Busters Raid.
I took this a few years ago on the way home from work. As you can see it's a rainbow arching over a Place called Wittenham Clumps. The large one on the right is an Iron Age Hill Fort which is worth looking round. The bump with the tree on to the far right is called Brightwell Barrow.
The Houses you see in the middlle are West Hagbourne.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
During my time working at Oxford Instruments I used to go out installing the equipment, one of the trips took me to Tallahassee in Florida where I saw this wonderful old Southern Church
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
It is a very foggy morning today so I though a misty sunrise would be in order. The bridge is the Moulsford Viaduct or Four Arches as it is know localy and crosses the River Thames.
Monday, 18 February 2013
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Popped over to Reading this morning to take some photo's for a blog, one of the subjects was the statue of Queen Victoria which usually has some pigeons on but seeing one on the crown made me smile.
The photo of the barn swallow I took yesterday was taking something for it's nest which was near this one in where another swallow can be seen feeding the young. you can see a beak poking up beside the bird.
The nests were destroyed a couple of years ago when the building was replaced by a new one but the swallows are back building their nests again.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Today is Valentine’s day and though I have no roses to show I do have flowers, some daffodils which I took outside some ones house on the way to work. Daffodils were a favourite of my Mother who passed away a few years ago just before Valentine’s day.
Whenever I see them I am always reminded of when I was young and my Mother had a beautiful display of them in the garden, one Easter I gave her a bunch of Daffodils which she was pleased with but then realised I'd taken them from the garden. Can't remember if she told me off but she always reminded me of what I did. For you Mum.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
This used to be the view I had from the office I worked out of but they built an extension on their for one of the experiments that they do here so now it is lost for good.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Hear we look at Cholsey brook from the bridge near the school, the brook rises over in a spring just outside the village and flows through here on it's way to join up with the river Thames at Bow Bridge.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
I can put up with Snow, Frost and wind but I hate rain. It stops me going out to get photos as the water runs down my neck and coat and I end up wet but I did venture out for a while today and got a couple of pictures.
These stand about one meter high by more thirty cm wide.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
I took this last year while going for a walk to find Chilworth Powder gunpowder mills and passed by this typical English cottage. The footpath seem to go through their garden and certainly came out the front gate.
Thursday, 7 February 2013
One of the great things you get in the English villages is a scarecrow competition to see who can make the best one. Blewbury has usually one and I noticed them as I drove to work so thought it worth visiting to get some of the entrants. The theme a couple of years ago was films and one of my favorites was Star Wars Darth Vador and Luke Skywalker.
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
I spotted a red kite on a tree near my house so popped upstairs to get a better photo, it was not untill I looked at the picture on my laptop I noticed there were two.
Red Kites were only reintroduced in recent years but have become a success and are seen on a daily basis. I might add since being introduced there have been a lot of buzzards appear as well.
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Monday, 4 February 2013
Today I thought I'd show an old photo I took back in around 1986 while I was working in Berlin. It's the wall looking towards the Brandenburg gate. It was an oppressive looking place. The area which is lower I presume was so people could view over to the East and see the gate.
The next time I went back the wall had gone.
Sunday, 3 February 2013
The entrance to Fairmile Hospital where hundreds of nurses passed on their first day to work watched over no doubt from the window above by the superintendent.
Friday, 1 February 2013
I have only just realised I had taken a photo of Tornado having been thwarted twice before Christmas to get one. Best of all I took this with a compact camera and not my DSLR. This photo was taken back in 2009 as it passed through Cholsey Station.
Since taking this photo it has been repainted Blue. You can read more about Tornado by clicking on the link.