An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojouring at L here
A Raft of Apples
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Laws of Ownership a knight would have a Saker falcon. No sign of one of those.
But what else would a knight do in his leisure hours if not killing small fury and feathered things well he might partake of a joust
tube-lining technique but it is not typical of the period when the fireplaces were usually just mottled tiles and it is thought it must have been made for an exhibition and harks back to an early time of Arts and Crafts houses. I recognise the coat of arms on the right as the Scottish lion but the one on the left is bugging me because it looks vaguely familiar. Then again it may just be one made up by the tile makers imagination.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at K here
Tuesday, 10 March 2015
the Blists Hill waterway down to the
Coalport Canal (part of the Shropshire Canal system)
It would be nice to see it running but from the Blists Hill miners track you can take a ride down an other inclined plane in another direction
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at I here
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
This stretch of the River Severn is popular with canoeists although I wasn’t quick enough with my camera to catch them going under the bridge. We didn't inspect the bridge further as our route led us further along the banking (and as it turned out into a thunderstorm) but we did look longingly at
however the wiring was still in place nearby
|"Hampton Loade Ferry - 2004-07-24" by © Optimist on the run, 2004 /. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia|
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at H here
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
The sculpture was installed in 2000 but as can be seen the fountain is dated 1859. The provision of clean water was part of the Public Health Act of 1848, one effect of which was the appearance of drinking fountains in cities and towns. Whitehaven originally had six or seven but I think this is the only one that survives. The first fountain was paid for by the Society of Rechobites, a temperance movement, but this particular one was paid for by the local Water Committee. The town itself started life as a small fishing village, expanded to a port and with the coming of the Industrial Revolution grew even larger. One of the movers and shakers of earlier times was Sir John Lowther (1642-1705) who designed the layout of Whitehaven in a grid pattern and it is considered one of the first "post Renaissance planned towns in Britain". The fountain is located on one of those wide straight street so what else is could it be called but Lowther Street but it was also where Rosina Murray, who lobbied successfully for fountains to be installed, lived. The fountain features the Lowther coat of arms which was incorporated into Whitehaven's crest,
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at G here
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
|Small White (Pieris rapae) on buttercups|
dream of the warmer days to come when fluttering wings will be in fields and hedgerows landing on flowers and the
|Coniston Old Man|
but the only snow we have had this year floated down onto the fells so we had the pretty views without the icy roads.
|Swans on Coniston Water|
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at F here
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Or should I say it was cut in 'arf as its number plate says- 1 ARF. I wonder where the other 'arf is?
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a drive through the alphabet, this week sojourning at E here