Saturday 30 March 2024

St Nicholas Asthall


This week the Church Explorer visits St Nicholas Asthall  a rather nice church with some old headstones and Victorian wall paintings to view

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Rainbow Road


Not the Mario Kart one though it has to be a favorite of mine but one we drove along coming back from Wales a couple of weeks ago. 

First of all on lour was back we were just driving up into the Brecon Beacons when I noticed the snow on the hillside

You could see it better as we passed the place where the water main burst last year

A little while after driving off the motorway my wife spotted this start of a rainbow so I took a photo out of the windscreen (My wife was driving)

She stopped along the road for me to get this shot of a second one starting

The we pulled off for me to get another 

Then further along stopped again so we could look at this beautiful full rainbow

It mad the drive home worth while
Happy Skywatch

Monday 25 March 2024

Greenhouse move


Towards the end of 2023 my wife & I decided we did not like the greenhouse where it was so I set about moving it with my son


The old razed bed that was here was removed and by the time this photo was taken we had moved over a ton of soil into a skip (dumpster)

A few weeks later I had the base down and we moved the greenhouse

This is how it looks now

Looking out the side you can see where the old place it used to be only now there is grass just starting to grow after we put down seed

Inside the greenhouse I have set out the pots for the plants I want to grow

On both sides now as I moved the staging to the end of the greenhouse

And made up a couple of smaller top shelves

Where I have seeds growing nicely

Lots of seeds

Cucumbers and tomatoes which will be going in the pots you saw

Take Care

Saturday 23 March 2024

St Kenelm Minster Lovell


This week the Church Explorer visits St Kenelm Minster Lovell a beautiful old church beside the River Windrush next door to the ruins of Minster Lovell Hall

Thursday 21 March 2024

March 1st


I happened to be over a the chip van (Mobile fish & chip truck) ordering some for our dinner, while waiting I looked up at the sky

Ok very cloudy and could rain but there were some clear bits where the sun was setting

I took more as I turned

Then over towards the road

I even looked down

The puddle reflecting the sky

Happy Skywatch

Monday 18 March 2024

There's a mouse about


Over the past few weeks I put my wildlife camera out to get photos of what was going on at night 


We thought there might be a hedgehog about so I put food out hoping to get a photo of the little fellow it did not take long to catch this little fellow

I noticed he liked the food last year and after getting a piece he disappeared off into the shrubbery 

then back for more

You got to love the little fellow

Just one more piece

He was not the only visitor 
Take Care


Saturday 16 March 2024

St Johns Burford


This week the Church Explorer revisits St Johns Burford and updates the blog with some new photos of things I missed on my first visit 9 years ago

Thursday 14 March 2024

Kite Watch


Not the type you fly but Red Kites which fly over my house

Well they were not quite over my house as I took the photos with my 400mm lens and cropped them

They glide around in the blue sky

Turning in circles looking for food

Heads always on the lookout

For food

They are my favorite bird

So graceful as they fly around

 Happy Skywatch

Monday 11 March 2024

Watch the Birdie


Which is just what I do occasionally out of the patio doors at the bird feeder.

We get Goldfinches feeding on the sunflower hearts

One waits it's turn on the feeder

Two feed while a third waits on a branch

Two looking though I think they just dropped some seeds

Getting a bird in flight is not easy so I was surprised to see this in my photos

Looking this way

And that
Take Care