Monday 10 June 2024

You can never have enough Roses


Well in my opinion you can't

Veilchenblou is out at last and really showing off

I really look forward to seeing this one

This is Blue for you

The mock orange and Rosa Califorinca mixing with Veilchenblou, sit here with a coffee and the scent is overpowering at  times

Californica and Veilchenblou
Looks stunning

I forgotten the names of the all 

But they are beautiful

I thought I had killed this one called Felicity perpetua

looks amazing

Take Care

Saturday 8 June 2024

St Peter Alvescot


This week the Church Explorer visits St Peter Alvescot a very nice church over the west of Oxfordshire which I unfortunately found locked 

Thursday 6 June 2024

Last of May Skys


 First of all take a look at this photo in the link on Geograph it was taken back in 2008 and back then I knew it was only a mater of time before what happens in the next photo

 Just over a year ago in Feb 2023 I noticed they had cut a new entrance off the roundabout

A week or so ago I stopped off and too this photo of a sweeping road to a new estate

The first show how should now be open

 If you go back to the photo in the link you should see the field as it used to be, I know which I would rather have

On a brighter note a day or so later I took this sunset from my front garden

Happy Skywatch

Saturday 1 June 2024

St Gwendoline Talgarth


 This week the Church Explorer visits St Gwendoline Talgarth a rather nice church restored in Victorian times I have see in passing many times only this time I stopped off on my was back from a previous church

Thursday 30 May 2024

From the Black Hills


This week we are going back to the beginning of May and some photos I took while visiting a church on the edge of the black hills in Wales

The church  visited with the black hills behind shrouded in cloud

The other way looking towards the nearby houses

On my was downhill I saw this and had to stop

Looking back uphill

Looking down the valley towards Talgarth

Before I went I heard shouting and spotted this shepherd on an off road bike heading the sheep with his dogs, normally I see them using a quad bike

Happy Skywatch

Monday 27 May 2024

More Flowers and Roses


I'll start with this collage of a bee on one of out Fox Gloves

 I had been getting worried I had not seen any then this little fellow made free with them

I was messing around trying some settings on my camera when I too this one

And this one both of which are on our side patio

My wife favorite Rosa Californica 

And one of my Veilchenblou it really has some prolific flowers

I love the violet blue of it

It grows over our wood store about six foot over my head

The first time the iris flowered since we moved it here

Orange rose and foxglove 

More roses with foxgloves behind.
Take Care

Saturday 25 May 2024

St Ellyws Llanelieu


This week the Church Explorer takes you back in time to  St Ellyws Llanelieu a relatively unspoiled church up in the black hills of Wales 

Thursday 23 May 2024

Bluebell Sky


 A walk on the hillside near the campsite is always a good opportunity for some cloudy sky's and this day was no exception

Walking along the path you can see the clouds interspersed with hint of blue

Looking back it looked a little darker

Not much further along buebells apeared

Adding their color to the sky

Wide shot showing  the campsite and beyond with blue sky and fluffy clouds

Even the lake reflected the sky

Bluebells and blue sky

The bluebells looked beautiful in the morning

Panoramic view 

Happy Skywatch

Monday 20 May 2024

Rose Time


 Over the years my wife and I have collected a lot of roses she also takes cuttings from them which adds more. Towards the end of May into June the roses are in full bloom. This year the display is a little early but none the less magnificent

 Collage of the rose heads

One we have in pots

This one is glorious and the sent is heavenly, it's called Olivia

The only white one we have

Collage of roses, the yellow is called Canary bird

We have lots of pink

Malvern Hills really Prolific

Collage of roses
I'll leave you with one of  my favorites Blue for you, there are two more ramblers that are just coming out which I will show when they are in bloom
Take Care