Half-Circles, Arches and Domes

I noticed that I have 3,764 pictures on my iPhone of Barcelona, taken over three years. With no trips planned there (or anywhere else) for the foreseeable future, I’ve enjoyed scrolling through them and imagining I’m walking around the city. I’ve picked a few at random for Cee’s Challenge this week: Half-circles, Arches and Domes. The Gothic majesty of the Cathedral roof: 2. The clean … Continue reading Half-Circles, Arches and Domes

Little Lambs have Short Coats and Short Legs.

During the period of very necessary lockdown and now restricted movement, we’ve taken a lot of walks from the house along village lanes. Living in the countryside there is always something new to see; things changing by the hour, by the day, the month or the season. In the last couple of weeks I’ve spent more time eyeballing sheep and their lambs than I normally … Continue reading Little Lambs have Short Coats and Short Legs.

Birds, Birds, Birds

As a keen nature photographer and birdwatcher, I’ve taken many thousands of pictures of birds over the years. I don’t think I’ve ever processed any in black-and-white before. But these are strange times we’re living in, so why not monochrome birds? In this, the second week of the Covid-19 lockdown anything goes ………….. Thanks to Cee for her Black and White Challenge: Birds. It’s got … Continue reading Birds, Birds, Birds

Maltese Monochrome: Signs

The terrace of the Gunpost Bar in Valletta is self-described in this sign as ” The Most Beautiful Spot”. Having sat there on many occasions gazing across the harbour which it “guards” I would agree. As part of the ancient fortifications of the city , dating back many centuries, it was most recently used as a Gunpost in WW2. My father was in the RAF … Continue reading Maltese Monochrome: Signs

What’s in the Barn?

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?

One Billion Bicycles!

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!