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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Claerwen Reservior


The Claerwen Reservoir was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the 23rd October 1952  and is one of the huge reservoirs in the Elan Valley. We go and visit a when we are in Wales so this time I took a couple of photos from the top of the Dam


Looking down from the dam slipway and along the river Elan



Which you can see heads off along the Valley to the next reservoir 


 Go over the other side and you look up the Claerwen Reservoir with fluffy clouds reflecting in the water

I'll leave you with the panoramic view of the Reservoir


Monday, 26 September 2016

Garden at Nuffield Place



My wife & I visited it one day during the summer and while there I took a few photos round the Garden 







Along the side of the walled vegetable garden and garage is this border






Above walk through to the Vegetable garden
On the right an island flowerbed































Sweet peas were out in bloom perfuming the surrounding atmosphere


Red Sweet peas


Nuffield House with the garden border and lawn

Taking Part in Our World Tuesday


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Yard through the Gate



A few weeks ago I posed a mural of a dragon on the wall on a building in Builth Wells, well I just happened to be walking past the building the other day when I noticed the door had been shut an on it was another mural showing the yard beyound and there you could see the back of the cat you saw in the window. It has to be on eof the best shop doors I have come across.


Taking Part in Monday Mural

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Nightburn Balloons



Following on from my Skywatch Balloons I took during the day I went along in the evening to watch the night burns so enjoy some of the photos I took of the event.


 Above they were giving the kids a taste of a tethered balloon flight


Lighting up 

 
 Going up


Blowing it up

   
Three up

  
Three burns up


 Taking part in Sky Watch Friday


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Skywatch Balloons Part 2



Last week I showed the Virgin Balloon flying over our house ,  this week you will see the Balloons which came past a few minuets later


First this very patriotic balloon flew past 


Next was this multicoloured one 

 
I managed to ge a good shot of the two balloons


Then Oxford Balloons went by 


Then this checked one 


This one was a one man balloon  



  By this time the first two had changed hights


By this time all tha ballons  had gone past and I got this shot of them at different hights before they landed over the other side of the River Thames
Taking Part in Skywatch Friday



Monday, 12 September 2016

Agatha's Birthday



If you had walked around Cholsey or Wallingford in the last few days you would have seen posters & flyers like this around the place






They were advertising the Agath Christie weekend where events were taking place in both Wallingford & Cholsey




There was even a big banner on the old village post office fence

Cream teas were being served in Pavillion (village hall)


and if you were lucky you might even bump into Hercule Poirot 


The whole churchard had been cut & cleaned up for the event and flowers decorated her grave
I looked at the dates on here headstone and saw she was born in September 15th 1890, the event was to celebrate her birth




Going back I heard a steam train and went over to the churchyard wall to get a photo of it taking people to Wallingford as part of the even














Any one recognise the train. Yep it's Ivor the Engine which is looked after by the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway 






 Taking Part in Our World Tuesday


The Annunciation



I happened to be in Cholsey Church Sunday for a quick look round as part of the Agatha Christie weekend and noticed this screen behind a glass door in the South Transept. It was locked because it was being a construction area for work being done there so you were not supposed to go in but they left the key in the door so who am I not to have a quick look and get a photo.


The screen was part of the choir stalls and I think it is well worth preserving for people to see.
Taking part in Monday Mural