Category Archives: Art

Another Blue Monday: A Blue Chicken

Here is another of my collection of blue photos for Sally’s Blue Monday challenge This one I found on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, originally intended for a statue of William the 4th on a horse, but remained bare … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to consider Cover Art:  Take your favourite album, book, magazine, or show and choose the image that best represents the selected work. What is my favourite book? It’s hard to decide what are my … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to share this photo I took of the sea at dawn.  I wouldn’t have described the ripples as a texture, but when the sea looks like this it seems a lot more viscous than … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Leonard!

Last Sunday we went to see Leonard Cohen again in the O2 arena in Greenwich. This is the 5th time we have seen him since he started out on his world tour in 2008.

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If you go down to the woods today….

Al’s post about the strange garden he passes on his walks sometimes reminded me of a very strange sight we found a few years back when walking in the woods near Farnham in Surrey

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves (2)

I found these beautiful mirrors in the visitors shop in Powerscourt House.  I didn’t check whether they improved my curves!!  Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Curves’

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Here is a photo from my recent visit to Dublin that I wasn’t expecting to be sharing so soon!  As I mentioned in my post for the photo challenge ‘Fleeting‘ I visited The Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin, with Dad on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The sign says

Somebody at WordPress really has been trawling through my physics photos, as yet again I find myself able to respond to this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge with photos from Cern! The challenge announced last Friday is ‘The Sign Says‘ When … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape this rain!

Today doesn’t feel like summer at all! My daughter is having a sleepover in the garden tonight, but it has hardly stopped raining today so far.  I’m not sure should I put the tent up now in the rain or … Continue reading

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