Monday 31 August 2015

Another Bus Stop Mural

Passed this one many times when driving through Llandrindod Wells and finally one day managed to visit to get a few photos

 The mural has seen better days and in need or revitalisation or better still a new mural

 Looks like a hang out for the local hoodies from the scrawled graffiti 

Taking Part in Monday Mural

Thursday 27 August 2015

Silverstone Sky

Some more sky's from the Silverstone Classic day I went to

Blue sky behind the Caterham Sevens

More behind the Cobra's 

and even more over the race circuit. I had the best day it rained the next
Taking part in Skywatch Friday

Tuesday 25 August 2015

Spotted Cow

Newbury Classics

Taken a while ago when my wife & I were in Newbury on Sunday Morning

This Ex MOD Landrover seemed a bit out of place on Parkway and was and advertisement for the new Jack Wills store in the precinct which unfortunately was too far away to get both in the same photo 

This vintage Rolls Royce was in the market square along with many other cars

A Minimoke  from 1968

this was what was on the bonnet (hood) if you don't recognize it well I can tell you it is from the TV program The Prisoner I used to avidly watch this at night after coming home from the pub.

Morris Minor pickup I think this one belongs to the Berkshire Brewery a local micro brewery

A commer van, not seen any of these in quite a while

An MGA which was made down the road in Abingdon
and last but not least another Morris in the guise of a Minor Van this time.
The cars were an advertisement for a local classic car show coming up which I wish I had gone to still can't win them all.
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Monday 24 August 2015

Four Saints

Last three photos from the Holy Trinity church in Llandrindod Wells. The first  two show the Saints which churches in the Benefice are named after and the third is a beautiful hanging that has been embroidered.

Taking Part in Monday Mural

Thursday 20 August 2015

County Hall Kite

While walking round Llandrindod Wells last weekend my wife spotted this sculpture over the top of County Hall

A closer look showed this wonderful Red Kite on the wing

Tuesday 18 August 2015

Exhaust Man

Part Two of Francine's and Prunella's A-Z of their garden, N-Z

N is for Nature...

Occasional we are very lucky to spot the wonders of nature in our own gardens. 

Mr Chaffinch defending his teritory in the Spring...

His challenger, his own reflection. The future Mrs Chaffinch was watching, obviously impressed as they went on to produce some cute little chicks.

O is for Olive tree...

P is for Prunella enjoying the scent of the Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile' mock orange bush...


Q is for Queen Francine, queen of her own garden...


  R is for Roses with their rich fragrances...

Rich, sharp, fruity fragrance of the rose Abraham Darby...

Sweet smelling Aurthur Bell...


Rosa Californica 'Plena' (California Wild Rose), with it's deliciously fragrant flowers

S is for Snowdrops...

T is for Tulip

U is for Up high...

  Prunella loves to climb, she's a real tomboy...

V is for Vinca, the Greater Periwinkle
Vinca major...

W is for Whippet ...

In her younger days she loved to help herself to the fruit from the trees, especially apples...

 Now she's happier to take life at a much slower pace & relax in the garden. Though she still has her mad moments...

X is for Xanthina 'Canary Bird' & Xmas Rose.

  One of the first roses to bloom, Rosa Xanthina 'Canary Bird' is one of Francine's favourites. A must in any garden.

  Christmas Rose Helleborus niger  

Y is for Yellow flowers ....

                      & also the colour of Francine's hair...

Z is for Zebra...

Well, you really didn't think that Francine had any flowers beginning with Z did you?
Hope you enjoyed this as much as we did.
Enjoy your green spaces, wherever you are xx

Thank you for your visit.
Have a great day.