Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The Orchard Centre


A few years ago the decided to build an extension to the Orchard centre in Didcot, I had occasion the other week to visit and get a few photos of the new part of the centre
 
 Coming up from the original part of the centre
 
 The main part of the shopping centre
 
 Starbucks get everywhere, I prefer Costa

 and one of the most popular shops, Marks & Spencers from the carpark
 
 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Bluebell Sky




Well it had to be done a shot of the bluebells with the sky as a background, happy skywatch






Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Hillside Flowers



Continuing with my theme from the Hillside at Fforest Fields campsite I thought I would show some of the flora I spotted while walking up to the viewing platform there





On the way up I could not help spot this purple flower which I think is a violet sorry its a bit blurry but after reading on some ones blog about them I was pleased to see one












Up on the hillside the ferns were just coming out of the ground and uncurling. in a few weeks the scene here will be one of green ferns everywhere
And then on the way down I spotted a whole lot of violets









And bluebells all over the place













A couple of weeks later and there were still a few bluebells to be seen in the gorse on the hillside walk
 catching the sun on the hill

On the way back I spotted a thistle which was coming into flower 
Come back Friday for a Bluebell sky





Thursday, 7 June 2018

Platform Sky



So after my taster from the viewing platform this is the view you get
Happy Skywatch.


Check out the photosphere  
Take a look at Bill Nicholls's Street View contributions: https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/103828719291608181399/photos

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The Viewing Platform



Back in April after speaking to a fellow camper I was told there was a viewing platform being built, being nosy I went up the hill to see what was happening and found the base all laid out


In to May and I went up there for a walk with my wife and this time noticed it was nearly finished





Over the weekend I went back up to check as I hear it was finished


It was and had this motive let into the floor

There us even a seat to sit down & admire the view
You will have to come back on Friday to see the view from the seat
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday