Monday, 23 May 2022

Some Roses

 

 The roses are now starting to bloom in our garden, I would like to have shown but I feel that more of them will be out next week in all their glory so this week I will just contend with a few of our roses.

Last year we moved this rose (Malvern Hills) to a bed I made in the patio, this year it has really grown and is in flower, I've also planted a clematis for added interest

Nearby another bed I made early this year for the rose you see, it is another rambler like the other nearby. Sorry I forgot this one name but it has buds nearly ready to flower.

This morning I cut out a paving stone and fitted edging stones ready for another rose which was in the pot in the last photo. Hopefully next year it will be flowering and have grown more

 
I will leave you with one of my favourite roses, Blue for You in all it's glory.

Take care
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Saturday, 21 May 2022

St Bartholomew Yarnton

 


This week the church Explorer returns to St Bartholomew Yarnton to show you around the inside of this beautiful old church 


Thursday, 19 May 2022

May Sky

 

  This month seems to be a good one to get skys I love posting on Skywatch and I have a few now with another lot taken tonight. These I am showing are from the 11th May one evening

 
Looking over towards next doors house and a very dark cloud which I liked because the sun shone on it and the house

 
Turning right a tad you see the tit box and behind a blue sky contrasted by the oak tree and dark cloud
 

 Looking over to the other houses along the roadside

 
then out the bathroom window with the sun behind the clouds


finally a look the opposite way over the estate
Happy SkyWatch


Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Garden in May

 

Bit late with this post so little commentary, I've made a few collages to show how the garden looks  

 
I'll start outside the back door and show you this Wisteria that is growing, the flower but ready to bloom


Collage of some of the roses that are out in bloom or ready to if the rain does not spoil them tonight


Various other plants showing in flower.


Couple of lupins I grew from seed

And this is what is happening in the greenhouse

 
I'll finish with this peony rose I remembered was out in flower
Take care
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Saturday, 14 May 2022

St Bartholomew Yarnton

 


This week the Church Explorer visits St Bartholomew Yarnton, an historic church outside Oxford. The blog will be in two parts with the inside next week


Thursday, 12 May 2022

Saturday Evening

 

After posting skywatch last Friday  I wondered what sky,s I would find next, Saturday evening soon prove to be another beauty 

 
The clouds were highlighted by the sun 


Sun shining on the tit cote and trees behind


Out of the bathroom window the sun shone between the clouds


An hour later I looked out again after seeing the sun reflecting on the clouds


The sun was just setting in the distance

Happy Skywatch


Tuesday, 10 May 2022

The Blackbird

 

We have a few Blackbirds that fly into our garden feeding on the bird food we put out. One of them has become quite tame coming right up to you. All the photos were taken on my iphone

The first two photos were taken by my wife with my phone. This is the female sat on the fence waiting to be fed it comes up quite close

 And it loves grapes



Today I set up my iphone on the gorilla pod and sat in the house watching on my watch where I took the following shots remotely. I put a few raisins out hoping the female would come along, she does sit at the door and look in expectingly. After a while her mate came down

And decided he wanted to have a few

 
Collecting them in his beak before flying off
I'm going to have to try this again
Take care
 
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I did take a few more
 


 

Saturday, 7 May 2022

St James Leckhapstead

 


I've shown this church a few times on my blog lately so if you follow the link to the Church Explorer you can see more of it and inside this week, the Church is in Leckhampstead Village near the M4 in Berkshire


Thursday, 5 May 2022

Sunset Last Friday

 

Proper Skywatch Friday this week taken last Friday in the hope I made up for my effort last week

 
Friday evening I noticed this sky while looking out the kitchen window so I grabbed my phone and went up to the bathroom and took this shot

 
Adjusting a little to give more sky

 
Straight west to the sunset between the chimneys 

Then left to get a shot of the clouds


I though that was it until I got a notification from Google Photos telling me they had stylised a photo
a nice panoramic shot
Happy Skywatch
 

Monday, 2 May 2022

Local Guides

 

A few years ago I joined Local Guides which uploads photo to Google maps and gives reviews about places. I upload the photos from my iphone after I have been somewhere. Normally this is a Church I visited or if I am in town a shop of scene. The reason I use the photo from my phone is because it has GPS concordance which Google Maps use to locate the place. I do not post them for any notoriety I just post them for people to see. What surprises me is the number of views I get. Today I will show you a few of the photos I post of Google Maps and how many views they have had.

You might remember this one from Friday's skywatch, it was only taken a little over a week ago and to date has had 205 views 

 
This photo of an empty seating area near Jubilee House in Cowley has had 1687 for some reason

Fabulus Flowers has has 2237 since I took it

 
Oddly though this one I took of a new part of a local garden centre got 6176 views


Jumping back to November 2021, it has had 12400 views.
 

 This shop has had 14000 odd views 
 The photo I posted on Friday of the Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery mentioned had 60000 views


But this one has had 106752 views which rally stunned me


like this one of a chapel at Horton Hospital which had 94951 views 


I never realised that this one of the local pub got 258,303 views


I'll finish with this photo of Wallingford Medical Practice which I noticed was not on Google maps so I went and took this photo, I could not believe when I looked that it had 520,865 views. todate all my photos have had about 5000000 views. I don't consider myself that good a photographer so when I found out the number of views I get, I have wonder why.
Take Care

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