Daily Photos 2016-17: 51 to 70

Here is the next batch of photos taken each day. A trip to the Lake District, a rare orchid, summer in full glory. (Random order.)

Great Langdale Low Clouds
Great Langdale Low Clouds

 

Handkerchief Tree
Handkerchief Tree

 

Lavender and Arch
Lavender and Arch

 

 

Lake Winderemere
Lake Windermere and River Leven

 

Coniston Fells from Grizedale
Coniston Fells from Grizedale

 

Alien flowers
Alien flowers in rain

 

M6 Knutsford
M6 Knutsford

 

Lake Windermere South
Lake Windermere at Fell Foot

 

Langstrath, Lake District
Langstrath, Lake District

 

Merry-go-round Horses
Merry-go-round Horses

 

Underneath rhododendron
Underneath rhododendron

 

Brockwood Park Grove
Brockwood Park Grove

 

Wisely Gardens Glasshouse
Wisely Gardens Glasshouse

 

Rare Orchid
Rare Orchid

 

Southsea Castle and Lighthouse
Southsea Castle and Lighthouse

 

Crinkle Crags Summit
Alex, Crinkle Crags Summit

 

Gary Primrose
Gary Primrose at Yewfield

 

Alresford Broad Street Garden
Alresford Broad Street Garden

 

Langdale Pikes
Langdale Pikes

 

Lilyflower
Lilyflower

Daily Photos 2016-17: 21 to 40

Here is the next batch of photos I’ve taken each day. Spring deepens, blossoms and bluebells continue, fresh leaves arrive. This set includes trips to the Isle of Purbeck and Puy L’Eveque in Lot, France.

 

English folk dancing at Winchester Cathedral
English folk dancing at Winchester Cathedral

 

Lane to Brockwood
Lane to Brockwood

 

Brockwood Park Grove
Brockwood Park Grove

 

Wisteria around Georgian Window
Wisteria around Georgian Window

 

Puy L'Eveque medieval passageway
Puy L’Eveque medieval passageway

 

Cat behind shutters
Cat behind shutters

 

Cahors arched alley
Cahors arched alley

 

Puy L'Eveque, Lot
Puy L’Eveque, Lot

 

Portsmouth from the air
Portsmouth from the air

 

Apple blossom at Krishnamurti Centre
Apple blossom at Krishnamurti Centre

 

Bluebells in Brockwood Park Grove
Bluebells in Brockwood Park Grove

 

Ewe and lambs
Ewe and lambs

 

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Gundleton Rail Bridge, Watercress Line

 

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God’s Acre Cemetery and Corfe Castle

 

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Kimmeridge Bay and the Jurassic Coast, Dorset

 

Anvil Point and Lighthouse, Dorset
Anvil Point and Lighthouse, Dorset

 

Fresh beech leaves
Fresh beech leaves

 

Single bluebell, with insect
Single bluebell, with insect

 

Spring copper beeches
Spring copper beeches

 

Apple blossom
Apple blossom

 

Daily Photos 2016-17: 11 to 20

Here is the next batch of photos taken each day. Spring is in full bloom, with the focus here on bluebells and blossoms. I consider myself very fortunate to be surrounded by such beauty in my daily life.

Bank of primroses
Bank of primroses

 

Last frost morning of the season
Last frost morning of the season

 

Cytronex Cannondale ebike at The Bush Inn
Cytronex Cannondale eBike at The Bush Inn

 

Bluebells at Joan's Acre, Hinton Ampner
Bluebells at Joan’s Acre Wood, Hinton Ampner

 

Cherry tree in blossom
Cherry tree in blossom

 

Footpath through bluebells
Footpath through bluebells

 

Sky flowers
Sky flowers

 

Bluebells, whitebells, violetbells
Bluebells, whitebells, violetbells

 

Pear tree in blossom espaliered against old brick wall
Pear tree in blossom espaliered against old brick wall

 

Chichester Cathedral
Chichester Cathedral

 

The Trees of Brockwood – The Grand Oak (365/365)

The last photo of January and the last photo in my photographic year. We are back where we started, in the Brockwood parkland. It’s been an interesting challenge to use my camera every day. It made me look around a lot more, looking at the details as well as the grand sweeps and vistas, as I went about daily life and out on hikes and trips. I hope you’ve enjoyed the views!

19 Jan 2011

Having completely not gone to my dentist check-up last week, I rebooked. In my mind, today’s the 12:50 appointment meant 13:50. So there I am outside a closed-for-lunch dentists, feeling sheepish. Then I thought, hey, I get £200 a year dental allowance, why am I going to this cheap-ass NHS dentist who rush me through a check-up and hygiene session in 10 minutes, with a dentist that changes every other year? So I’m looking around for a new one, and will probably go for one in Alresford.

C didn’t pass the driving test. She drove away from a zebra crossing while the pedestrians were still finishing crossing (over in the other lane). So while it wasn’t dangerous, it was breaking the law. The repeat test is in four weeks. But she had a good day for it, after all the rain. We had a deep frost followed by sun and a glowing sunset. Here’s the tower at around 08:20 this morning:

After my failed dental appointment I ate lunch in the Cathedral grounds. Leaning against the wall of an adjacent building, the sun-warmed bricks oozed into my back, while I sunbathed and ate. It felt like spring.

I’m not saying there is nothing in astrology but I don’t think there’s much wisdom in the ready horoscopes you get in papers and online. Perhaps as proof, here’s a graphic of analysis of 4000 ‘scopes. The grey words are common to all, the red words unique to a star sign:

…and this is a horoscope made from the 4000 samples:

…basically, feel-good common sense then.

Took a bath after work and read The Word Magazine. But what I really needed to do was rest my eyes from all the looking looking looking. C has a timer on her Mac for this – I need one for my PC at work to take a rest every hour, and micro-rests every ten minutes.