Saturday, 23 September 2023

St Nicholas Piddington


 This week the Church Explorer visits St Nicholas Piddington, one of Oxfordshires  Best Churches which is one of the reasons I went along to visit, I cannot say I was disappointed


Thursday, 21 September 2023

September Sunset


I could not miss this sunset on the 1st September I caught it just at the right time

Out of the bathroom window

Between the chimneys

Wider view

 Looking out the front window

Happy Skywatch

Saturday, 16 September 2023

St David Triabad


 This week the Church Explorer Visits St David Triabad, a now redundant church which the local community are trying hard to keep as a church. It is also one of the very few Georgian Churches in Wales.

The Vyne


As I went to visit The Vyne again this week I thought I would share a few photos with you.  If you want a more in-depth view of the place the click the link at the beginning. The house was built in the 15th century and has had some royal visitors in the past

This is the main entrance off the road which was done in the 17th century, this was originally  the back of the house

The front would have been here on the north side though this portico was added in the 17th century

This was one of the royal visitors now doubt with his latest wife in tow

They would have been entertained in this long room

There are over 400 of these panels in the room each one with the crest of a person the owner was friendly with

The panels date back to the 15th century 

This was the view from where we exited the house, I think it is the back of where the cafe is now

Going through the walled garden

Where they grow a lot of produce that is used in the food sold in the Cafe

I'll leave  you with this view across the north lawn
Take care

Thursday, 14 September 2023

Different Clouds Different days


Some clouds taken over a few different days

Noticed these storm clouds when I was putting my car away in the garage

They did look threatening 

Even looked to be dumping rain in the distance

Wide view of the cloud with blue sky on one side

lighter clouds in the distance

A few days later I saw this cloud, it looked like a little animal running across the sky

Days later my wife spotted this while we were out for a walk at our caravan in Wales

I cannot say I have ever seen one before.
Happy Skywatch

Monday, 11 September 2023

Some Bee Photos


Back in July I took a few photos of bees on some of the flowers in our garden

They seemed to love the giant globe thistles

And were all over them

Even the thistle made a good subject
So many different bees

A few days later we found this one on the doorstep

I'm not sure what was up with it but I moved the poor thing some where safer where it would not get trod on.
Take Care

Saturday, 9 September 2023

St David Llanwrtyd


 This week the Church Explorer visits St David Llanwrtyd the older parish church the spa came about further down hill in  Llanwrtyd Wells. The church is largely unspoiled from when it was first built retaining most of its charm and is in some beautiful surrounding countryside

Thursday, 7 September 2023

A Different Walk


Back in the first week of August my wife and I were in Wales at our caravan the place we stay at was very busy to take our dog for a walk so we drove a few miles to another place and took him for a peaceful walk 

The walk took us around a small hill to a different view of the area

Taking in a wider view

Turning right a little

And a wider view taking in the small hill we walked around

Time to head back along the track
Happy Skywatch

Monday, 4 September 2023

Some Birdie Photos


 This week I thought I would show some birdie photos I too over the last couple of months

 Woody comes by now and then to feed off the peanuts

The Greenfinch loves the seeds we leave out

While on the ground the Dunnock eats the seeds that drop down

 The greenfinch making a meal of it

Taking in the sun and snoozing

One day Woody got soaked in the rain but he sill has his peanuts

As log as he eats the peanuts and does not attack my birdhouses I'm happy he comes
Take Care

Saturday, 2 September 2023

St James Llanwrtyd Wells


 I cannot say St James Llanwrtyd Wells  is one of the most inspiring churches to look at being built back in Victorian times to serve the population visiting the spa in the village saving them the time going to the church outside the village. The inside is a lot nicer


Monday, 28 August 2023

July Walk


I forgot about this little walk I took with my wife back in July 

The walk took us to a place called Lollingdon, the shot looks towards Lollingdon Hill with some menacing clouds overhead 

Taking  footpath back we pass some cows sheltering under trees watching us

Further on the footpath takes you near this pylon which I remember being erected back in the 1960's

as you get nearer you get an idea as to the side

A view up the centre, I have done this before but then I did not have to contend with the weeds that grow around it leaving you covered in seeds and darts

On the was to the Bullshole through the field of barley

a last look back to the pylon