Thursday 31 January 2013

Snowy Village

A view along a snowy track towards the village of Cholsey. This is a stitch photo I took a while ago. The track is an old Roman road that went through the village once and used to lead to common land until the railway came through, it now leads to Silly Bridge.

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Afon Marteg

The  Afon Marteg is the river you see flowing through the valley here, the photo is taken from the rail embankment that forms the bridge over it. The Marteg flows from here and joins up with the Wye.

The hill with the plateau in the distance I think is called Moelfryn. 

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Lost Railway

You may find this hard to believe but just over 52 years ago a railway ran by this river in Wales, it's just below the dark green conifer trees behind an embankment. It was closed in 1961 in the Beeching cutbacks.

The old rail line is now used as a footpath.

Lost Daffodils

I took this  photo of a bunch of daffodils  five years ago outside the building I worked in they used t be a welcome sight in the spring.

Sadly you can no longer see them as they built a carpark where they were growing

Sunday 27 January 2013

The Emprie strkes back

This dish is on the Rutherford campus where I work and it part of the space science program, it moves around periodically to a different position but on this occasion it reminded me of an Ion Canon from the film the Empire strikes back.

Bicycles rack

A typical scene  in Oxford Bicycles along Market Street.

Saturday 26 January 2013

Hard at work

It's a miserable rainy morning here today so I thought a colorful picture to brighten the morning up. A bee hard at work collecting pollen from a flower in our garden.

Thursday 24 January 2013

A Favorite View

This is one of my Favorite views, it's taken from Aberedw Hill not far from Built Wells in Wales. Below is Fforest Fields Campsite and well in the distance you can see the hills near New Radnor

I never tire of this view.

Wednesday 23 January 2013

A couple of Snowmen

On a visit to Fairmile hospital for a quick update on the progress of the site I spotted these two snowmen on the cricket field.
In the background is the old Hospital and the refurbished cricket pavilion.

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Robin on a post

This little fellow was hopping round on the post looking for food before flying off across the lane to another post. The River Thames is in the background.

Monday 21 January 2013

Playground Train

The children's playground train covered in show and looking lonely with no one to play on it, they are all out sledging.

Sunday 20 January 2013

Fun in the Snow

Children and adults playing in the snow at the Mound in Cholsey Recreation ground.

The mound is man made from a pile of spoil from the footings of the pavilion built in the 1960's

Saturday 19 January 2013

Wallingford in the snow

After coming out of Waitrose in Wallingford  I was confronted by the spectacle of the marketplace in  a snowstorm

Sunk in the floods

A Narrowboat which sank during the floods in December 2012 starts to appear after the floods start to subside.

Think it will be a while till it can be pumped out

Thursday 17 January 2013

Fairmile at Night

Only drove past the place tonight and it's all lit up so it seemed rude not to get a photo.

Looks like another trip back there for a few daylight pictures.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Tuckered out.

Our dog as a puppy all tuckered out after a hards days play

But he is watching just in case.

Tuesday 15 January 2013


One of the few times I have managed to get a reasonable shot of one of these things they tend to buzz off.

Sunday 13 January 2013

The Old Ferry Landing

Ferry Lane in Cholsey where there was once a ferry that went across the river Thames to where I am stood on the Littlestoke side. In the distance you can see new housing at the former Fairmile Hospital.

The area on the right is called Cholsey Marsh and is now  BBONT Nature Reserve.

Saturday 12 January 2013


One of my favorite animals, the Meerkat

Taken at Cotswold wildlife park

Thursday 10 January 2013

Uncle To Cobbly and All

This was a photo begging to be taken it just looked like a family outing. I can only think they were off to a rally somewhere as I passed them again near the village where I live.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Poppies in the field

A field of pink poppies enough to brighten anyones day

Taken along Ferry Lane in Cholsey

Out Of Order

The notice appeared on one of the lifts at work, I think the note written at the bottom told it all.

They seem to work OK now.

Tuesday 8 January 2013


A photo taken a 12 years ago in the Village I live in. A cloudburst which flooded the road and caused problems for the cars driving through.

Monday 7 January 2013

New and Old

The old building at Fairmile Hospital with the New flats that have been built opposite.
The Gates beyond the large planter used to lead to the Airing Courts where mental patients  used to be allowed to walk when it was sunny.

For more about Fairmile Hospital check out my Blog

Sunday 6 January 2013

Butterfly on a Buddleia

Thought I'd continue with the bug theme and as we all need cheering up on a Monday morning what better than a butterfly on a Buddleia.

It's a peacock Butterfly and they seem to love Buddleia or Butterfly Bush as it is also called, it's also a bit of a weed.

Saturday 5 January 2013

Some Passion

Close up of a passion flower in my garden after it had been raining

It's real name is Passiflora

Friday 4 January 2013

Come into my Palor

A spider I took on a conifer tree in our garden one of my experiments into taking bugs which I might add was taken hand held.

Look out for more of my bugs in the weeks to come.

Thursday 3 January 2013

The Diamond Storage Ring

The Diamond Storage Ring, this is where I work some of the time and I actually was one of the many people who assembled this little lot.

In my working life I have had three jobs this is my third you can see other photo's from over the years here with some photos from Diamond.

Were's my Dinner

New Years Day and we were having Family dinner at the table for a change so up pops the pup looking for  his share of dinner.

Needless to say he is spoiled rotten.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

First Photo of 2013

The first photo I took in 2013 for the midday link on Geograph, the time is a couple of minuets twelve and a few people are out for a walk at the Forty in Cholsey.

I did take my Midday photo which can be seen here.

Tuesday 1 January 2013

A Poppy

Thought I'd show a flower for a change, this is more of a weed or as most would call it a wild flower. Still a very pretty when you see them and when you see it close up.

Happy New Year Everyone

hope it brings you joy.