Swarthmoor Hall is an Elizabethan manor house on the Southern edge of the Lake District. It was built around 1586. It is of great importance to the Society of Friends, the Quakers, as it was here that George Fox dictated his “journal”. It is known as “The Cradle of Quakerism” and is today owned by the Society of Friends. It is open to the public … Continue reading A 16th Century Balcony.
Let’s go and find out what’s in the barn……. On a walk last week in the Borrowdale Valley, the track up to this farm looked interesting. I could see a barn at the top with what looked like………. ………..Yep! Washing hanging up to dry. There was a lot more to see around the corner, but that’s for another post. Thanks to Cee for her Black … Continue reading What’s in the Barn?
According to Wikipedia there are now more than one billion bicycles in the world. And not one of them is mine! ( When I retired I bought one. I fell off three times as I kept forgetting to put my foot on the ground when I stopped and just slowly keeled over. Ouch!). I do like to photograph them though, especially if I see one … Continue reading One Billion Bicycles!
I’ve found a few pictures of signs in my archives for Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week which is SIGNS. To see more signs from bloggers around the world, visit Cee’s B&W Challenge: Signs Continue reading Signs of the Times
My entry this week for Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Things made from Wood. All images ©HelenBushe To see more entries from bloggers around the world, visit Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Things Made from Wood Continue reading Things Made from Wood.
” I want to go out in the sunshine and play with the real boys and girls” said this little doll in a shop window. I saw this little doll in the window of a toy shop at Piece Hall in Halifax. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon there were many families with children in the square. You can see their reflections in the doll’s … Continue reading The Doll who Wanted to Play
I found my original external hard-drive last week. It weighs over a kilogram and has its own separate lead and plug to power it. I probably bought it about 20 years ago. These images were taken in 2004 on a visit to Caithness Glass Factory. I had a SonyDSC-P10 camera with a rectangular purple memory stick, capacity 64mb. I’m using LUMINAR software to try to … Continue reading The Ancient Art of Glassblowing.
If you can transport yourself back to a time before electricity and when the only reading matter allowed on a Sunday was the bible, these images might strike a chord in your imagination: These are two of the images I took for our new church website which can be found in glorious technicolor here. I thought it would be fun to see what they looked … Continue reading Illumination
My entry for this week’s challenge: Continue reading Cee’s BW Photo Challenge: Back of Things.
O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms,
Alone and palely loitering?
The sedge has withered from the lake,
And no birds sing. Continue reading The Faceless Knight