Wednesday 31 July 2013

Over the Rainbow

Looking out of the window at home I noticed this Rainbow.

Taking part in Skywatch Friday

Fun at the Fair

Kids enjoying themselves on the High Flier at Masons funfair Cholsey

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Monday 29 July 2013

Having a preen

Now this Red Kite comes and sits in the fir tree near my house (two doors down) they are one of the most successful reintroductions of  a bird the country has know and they were reintroduced not far from where I live. It has to be my favorite bird and I never cease to stop for a moment to watch them.

 Preening its feathers
 Looking around
 and my attempt to catch it taking off. I think they are a majestic bird.
Taking part in Our World Tuesday

Friday 26 July 2013

Bees on the Beans

One of the things we have on our patio is a few tubs in wich we grow runner beans and they attract bees who collect the pollen  and in doing so fertilize the plant.

One in a sweet pea

Hard at work

Have a great weekend

Thursday 25 July 2013

Dark Skys

In contrast to my last weeks post of sunny sky's this one was taken nearly a year ago and shows ominous dark clouds gathering.

Taking part in Skywatch Friday

Up in Flames

This happened a few years ago along the road from my house, the car had smoke coming out from under the bonnet (hood) stopped and the lady got out. within moments it looked like this.

The fire brigade came along and put the fire out though I don't think the car was good for much after.

 Have a good day

Monday 22 July 2013

The Club Run

The Thames Valley Traction Engine club had it's club run on Saturday and the stop off was the Read Lion in Cholsey

 This is a scene I doubt had happened in a hundred years or so.
Taking Part in Our World Tuseday

Sunday 21 July 2013

My Garden

Some of you said I must have a beautiful garden well you might be disappointed to know where I took the photo's

 They were individual flowers taken in these tubs
Happy Monday

Sunday Photo

The Canal

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Pulling a load

Yesterday I showed a steam engine heading along a road in our Village well here it is as it passed me.

Taking part in Our World Tuesday.

Monday 15 July 2013

Steaming through the village

Couple of steam engines returning from the Woodcote steam rally to a storage yard in the village.

I'll bring more of the engines in the week

Friday 12 July 2013

The Tower

On the top of Glastonbury Tor you will find this tower which was part of a church built in the 15th century. It fell into disrepair after the dissolution of the monastery when the last abbot was hung on the Tor.

Taking part in Skywatch Friday

Friday 5 July 2013

The Swarm

The other day one of the contractors asked it I had seen the bees outside on the container.  So I thought some photos were in order.

Turned out they were in the forklift slot on the storage container I used.

Seem to be a reasonable size swarm.

I used the zoom to get close

A couple of hours later they had flown off.

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Sunday on Glastonbury Tor

Had to be done, a nice day on Sunday and a quick walk up the Tor, Lots of people enjoying the view and over the the distance the festival site lies sprawled across the landscape.

Taking part in our world Tuesday

Monday 1 July 2013

The Mill

This used to be Garlieston Mill which I think ground flour all that is left now is the Mill house.