Flower Power

Now then. Most people of a certain age would think I am about to start writing about the 60s with a title like this. Yes, I am in my 60s and trying to cram as much into the daylight hours as possible, and yes I think the Lib Dems suggestion of legalising cannabis is a […]

Couldn’t quite make it

I marvel at the herculean efforts that some people must make to get so close to a litter bin yet fail to manage to lift the lid and deposit their crap in in it. I made this image today after a speculative visit to the Strand, an officially classified Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Scenes […]

Mayday

Yes, I know. Where have the first 4 months of this year gone? Here we are on Mayday, and from where I am sitting there is something about the klaxon call of the international distress signal that is ringing in my ears, Mayday, Mayday, Mayday. I am one of those who fear the likely dictatorship […]

Academician in the ascendancy

Of late I have started going backward, backwards that is as in the reverse direction to that which I normally pursue my early morning walks or bike rides. One sees things differently as the perspective is changed as is the light and shade. I don’t know why I have never clocked this as eye catching […]

Gummed up eyes does mean Spring is here

What an awful strap line but nevertheless very true. I could feel some changes coming on with my body all week and yesterday’s stroll and pause and stroll and pause along the Gipping at Barham manifested itself as reaction to tree pollen. The pussy willows were looking beautiful in the balmy spring air yesterday but […]

Of Labradors and Grebe

I went out this afternoon for a number of reasons; I needed a walk after too many hours testing website products on an agile project this week including this morning I needed to get my eye back in for wildlife especially as Spring is very much on its way I suppose it was seeing a […]

Perfect light between storms

It has been a wild week off and on with troughs ploughing from across the pond and it looks like a polar drift due next week. Topsy-turvy weather patterns play havoc with my wardrobe. One minute I am in Eskimo gear, the next I’m peeling off layers in sweltering in tropical heat, well that is […]

What’s in a name?

I was up in town on Monday, you will have read about that earlier with my Saul Leiter references but with the passage of time and the motion and orbits of the firmament moving rapidly on I could not help but notice how much lighter it was at ‘Pink Pansy’ compared to a month ago […]

Old Buffers

There was a time when I travelled in and out of many rail termini in the UK that I would see hydraulic buffers at the business end of the platform that were cast in Ipswich. Ransomes were all over the place. These days I have noticed a distinct lack of these old buffers with contraptions […]

Up the swanny

I often wonder where phrases emanate from and have done so for as long as I can remember. Language is a curious thing especially when taken out of context or in cases where the context is misunderstood. Coming from up North, my expressions can still confuse people who have known me down South for the […]

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