Mysterious and mystical, wild and windswept are the words which best describe the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in November. Lindisfarne is a tidal island, its insular status ebbing and flowing twice daily with the tide. The island is accessed via a causeway at strictly controlled times: It’s a small island, just over three miles east to west, and one-and-a-half miles north to south. The castle, … Continue reading The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
A game of skill, strategy and cunning being played (and observed) outside the library in Leeds town centre. All images ©HelenBushe Continue reading The Chess Game.
Square Format: Lines & Squares. Millennium Bridge at night in monochrome. Continue reading Square Format: Lines in Squares.
A Photo a Week Challenge: Hands. My entry for Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week Challenge: Hands Continue reading A Photo a Week Challenge: Hands
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 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.