But it is done and now I shall get on with enjoying my Christmas holiday and recovering from Flu, much better use of my time I think.
Friday, 24 December 2010
Monday, 20 December 2010
I took this photo last night and it looks the same tonight, the temperature did not get above freezing all day so I start to wonder how long we will keep the snow for. I do not remember anything like this before. And the forecast, currently more is expected.
So how long will it last?
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Monday, 8 November 2010
Friday, 5 November 2010
Monday, 25 October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
But there are benefits as well. The chance of not just getting 'a' seat on the train, but 'your' seat, are increased significantly. There is no queue at your favourite coffee shop, and the baristas have time to greet you and have a chat whilst making your coffee just how you like it.
And sometimes there are additional benefits, that only happen very occasionally. Today is one of those days. As I walked into the office and glanced out of the window on the way to my desk, this is what I saw:
This is why you should get up at 5.30 in the morning, because this is something you do not get to see otherwise. This makes it all worthwhile.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
It is a little windy, but who can complain when this is what you can see all around.
Friday, 8 October 2010
It has been a tough week, and a tough few months, so this morning I decided that the usual source of my morning coffee would not do.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Monday, 20 September 2010
Monday, 6 September 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
Although it was a little cool in the morning, the weather was wonderful, and by mid afternoon, it was reasonably warm. And so it was we cycled along the Jubilee 'River' (I will always think of it as the Windsor Flood Relief). We saw all kinds of wonderful views and bird life (the speck in the sky is a Redkite, honest) and had a really good afternoon.
Some of us managed to complete the tour without the need for a stop. Some, however, did not! I think the picture says it all, but if you feel the need for more information, just ask.
And so, back to Windsor, and a view of the Castle I am not sure I have seen before, rather impressive, or is that imposing?
Finishing with some over indulgence at 'The Chocolate Theatre Factory Cafe', which, along with some amazing looking chocolate cakes and drinks, also serves a pretty good Cream Tea, just what is called for after a cycle ride.
Then back to the station, and home.
Friday, 27 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
So what did I spot? Well here we are:
Hoverflies on Californian Poppies with Alyssum in background.
This time without the Hoverfly, but a slightly different colour of Californian Poppy.
Alyssum in the foreground and background this time; I love taking photos with a very short depth of field, I'm not sure what it is about them, I think it might be the ability they have to make you look at what the real subject of the photo and not the clutter around it.
This time a different colour and fewer petals, but still a Californian Poppy.
And this is definitely my favourite colourway, there are so many subtle hues, from bright fuchsia through soft salmon pinks to yellows and creams.
Change of bug and floral focus. This time a classic 7-spot Ladybird on some Alyssum .
Now some alpine flowers, I am afraid these were bought from the local garden centre.
But they are pretty none the less.
Especially this one, I love the veining on the petals. And the flower heads are each only about half an inch across.