Monday, 28 January 2019

Hand Car Wash

What a high number of different cleaning products get used when one goes for a car wash!   Just one soapy product and water at home!   The Hand Car Wash just south of Stretham is so good and worth supporting.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

'Hutton' - the Gerbil - 20 January

A friend has recently acquired this Gerbil.   He is likely to have a stimulating time as there are so many paper, wood, cardboard and sand adventures to be had in his 'cage'.   Again, I was using only a compact camera which did not make for easy photography as he moves suddenly and quickly and doesn't always choose a good place to be still momentarily.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Welney before Dawn - 19 January

It was an early start to be at Welney for 06.30 but well worth the effort.    These photographs were taken on a compact camera, a Sony RX100, and the first ones were taken at dawn and soon afterwards, and the last one in the cafe when we were enjoying breakfast out of the cold.   More photographs to follow of the Swans....

Friday, 18 January 2019

Setting Sun near Ely

The colours in the sky were confirming of the beauty of the Fens at this time of year.   Perhaps it's not usual to post a landscape in portrait format, but I am attracted to them. Tomorrow I shall be going to Welney WWT for Swans Awake - it is an early start!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Sunrise on The Cam

Last Saturday dawned with a wonderful sunrise and these photographs were taken alongside The Cam near Baits Bite Lock.   The range of colour was magical, and conveniently a Grey Heron flew overhead.   I could have lifted the brightness of some of these images, but am choosing not to as it was still quite dark when I got down to the river and there's a lot of pixilation in the photographs.   Even the lights on each of the boats were showing initially.   Although Roy doesn't look excited by the Men's First Crew from the Free Press Rowing Club, he was!

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Some of the birds in St James' Park - Christmas Day

Unsophisticated camera equipment used but I now have my first sighting and photograph of a Parakeet.   The other birds are Shelduck, Coot, Canada Goose and Black Swan.   While I was photographing the Parakeets, a Grey Squirrel twice ran up my leg even though I hadn't any food, and it was too close for me to photograph it!   Did manage a snap shot of a Grey Squirrel jumping from fencing onto someone's hand in which there was food.

Belated - Christmas Day Walk

I hadn't been in St James' Park for many a year and on Christmas morning there were few folk about.   I was reminded of visiting London as a child and being awe-struck by all the 'establishment' buildings and memorials.  A different skyline in places now though! 


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Wimpole Hall

A couple of the buildings.   Only the centre piece of the facade at Wimpole Hall could be viewed through a telephoto lens and the dark sky behind the Folly didn't precipitate.

'Grazers' at Wimpole Hall

A friend and I walked through the Wimpole Hall Parkland earlier today and I'm posting some of the mammals which graze in this timeless parkland.    I have been attracted to White Park cattle for a while, and the sheep seemed willing to pose.

Few hostelries were open for lunch today but The Plough at Coton was serving some interesting starters and side dishes which 'hit the spot' - and we're not getting any commission for the promotion!