Monday 31 January 2022



Sometimes I struggle what to post on Tuesday but thought of the snowdrops that were coming through in our garden (I hope I  have not stole someone else's idea), The snowdrops have been showing for a couple of weeks but the other day some started to come into flower.

This is one little clump growing in one of the flowerbeds

More grow in the other bed. The raised bed behind nave more snowdrops scattered in it.

The next day I thought I'd go up the churchyard to see the snowdrops there, this is the first place I went as it has a beautiful display there

Growing through the dead leaves which set off their drooping heads

As I walked back to the entrance to the churchyard I passed these snowdrops under an old bush.

I will leave you with this taster for Skywatch Friday, taken over the old boundary wall in the new churchyard near my Parents Grave

Taking Part in My Little Corner of the World  Our World Tuesday, Imag-in-ing and Through my Lens you can find all the links in the right hand column.

Saturday 29 January 2022

All Saints Wytham



This week the Church Explorer visits All Saints Church Wytham, a beautiful old church on the outskirts of Oxford

Thursday 27 January 2022

A Wednesday Sunset


Always on the lookout for a beautiful sunset I could not help notice on a Wednesday a couple of weeks ago a beautiful sunset with pink tinges to it.

Up to the bathroom and a look west 

Looking over to where the sunset

A look south

 Back to the sunset where the sky has changed
Back west again

Finally a panoramic shot of the sky
Happy Skywatch

Monday 24 January 2022

Woody the Woodpecker

We all know who he is the little cartoon character you see on the TV well this is a little story about another woody we have visiting our garden

Lets start here, this dovecote was a Christmas Present I made my wife a few years ago after she asked for one, Being as we did not was Pigeons nesting in it I made the doors so that the same birds could use it. and that is what they did, at least the blue tits did which was very pleasing to see. A couple of mornings ago we were woken to a loud drumming noise which sounded like the birdhouse. Looking out the window showed nothing but when we got up my wife went to see what was going on

and this is what she found, peck marks around the holes

which were big

The hole ended up looking like this

He then had  a go at another hole enlarging it

I finally caught the little blighter in action

Since then I think he has been looking for a mate and chasing off other birds but the starlings have noticed the holes and are now trying to take up residence. I will let you know what happend.

Taking Part in My Little Corner of the World  Our World Tuesday, Imag-in-ing and Through my Lens you can find all the links in the right hand column.

Saturday 22 January 2022

St Andrew West Bradley


 This week the Church Explorer makes a surprise visit to St Andrew West Bradley, surprise well this was unplanned and I went along while my wife and I were visiting her fiend so I went off and let them catch up on things. Beautiful little church worth finding not far from Glastonbury

Thursday 20 January 2022



Back on the 9th of January I spotted the clouds at sunset which looked feathery and had a pink tinge 

It was up to the Bathroom window to get the photo

Going right a little

then a little more. Stupid thing is I forgot to do a panoramic of it

Next morning I let the dog out and was greeted by this

Out of the bedroom a beautiful red sky.
Happy Skywatch.

Also sharing with Through my Lens

Monday 17 January 2022

Garden in January


Bit of a rush to find what to post today so went to the garden for inspiration

On the patio a rambling rose still had leaves growing on it

A magnolia in a flower bed is budding well

This one will be in flower in another month or so

In another flower bed bulbs can bed seen sticking their tops through the soil

Not far away in the lawn daffodils are showing themselves

One with a flower bud

Lots of flowers seeded and they are growing now

Some of the roses are budding

snowdrops show their presence below the Olive Tree

And in the flower bed beside it a clump of snowdrops show that they will be flowering very soon.

Taking Part in My Little Corner of the World  Our World Tuesday, Imag-in-ing and Through my Lens you can find all the links in the right hand column.

Saturday 15 January 2022

St Nicholas Forest Hill


This week the church explorer visits St Nicholas Forest Hill near Oxford a beautiful old church standing beside the road on a hill 

Thursday 13 January 2022

Sunset 29 Dec


So this were the photos I had thought about posting as we came up to New Years Eve but I managed to get some that day. It was a shame not to post these as I felt it was a nicer sunset that new years eve.

Straight to the bathroom window for this view of the beautifully coloured clouds

I took a panoramic one to show all the sky in it's glory

Looking west towards the front of our house

This was me thinking ahead looking where the sun rises the next day

Final look at that beautiful sky

Happy Skwatch