Monday, 20 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
Saturday, 11 December 2010
Sunday, 5 December 2010
We've spent the last couple of days on a trip to the Christmas Market in Bruges to discover more snow than we've had in Boston :-)
Photo Labels: Belgium
Monday, 29 November 2010
There was a fresh fall of snow overnight. Boston Stump was visible briefly before it disappeared into the mist :-)
Sunday, 21 November 2010
The view across Loch Lomond to the snowy slopes of Ben Lomond was the first sign of snow we spotted :-)
Friday, 19 November 2010
"Here lies the remains of Charles Mackarter whose fame as an honest man and remarkable piper will survive this generation for his manners were easy & regular as his music and the the melody of his fingers will..."
The MacArthurs of Skye were hereditary pipers to the MacDonalds. The inscription on Charles MacArthur's grave in Kilmuir Graveyard is incomplete. According to legend Charles' son Donald was drowned at sea, leaving the mason unpaid.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
Despite it's size Portree is the capital of the Isle of Skye. The picturesque harbour is home to a small fishing fleet and a salmon farm. :-)
Photo Labels: scotland
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
After walking round the pinnacle searching for an easier path I found a well worn track to the top :-) The view down to the hazel grove is quite spectacular.
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Stormhold is a magical kingdom close to the village of Wall in the movie Stardust. Fairy Glen on Skye is one of the many locations used. This rocky pinnacle is visible in several scenes. Do you think I can make it to the top? ;-)
Friday, 5 November 2010
Hereabouts lived the parents of Guy Fawkes of Gunpowder Plot fame, who was baptised in St. Michael-le-Belfrey Church in 1570.
Fawkes was arrested in the early hours of 5th November 1605 after being discovered keeping watch over 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellars beneath the House of Lords.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
The Old Man of Storr is hiding in the mist. The 50m high basalt pinnacle was first climbed in 1955 by Don Whillan and James Barber.
Monday, 1 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
I'm currently on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Kilt Rock Waterfall on the east coast is one of the most impressive, plunging 50m down to the sea :-)
Friday, 29 October 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
The dark green seeds of the yew tree develop first followed by the red flesh which almost surrounds them. Yew ranks high among the world's oldest trees. Notable examples include the Llangernyw Yew and the Fortingall Yew.
Looking across the Italian Garden at Belton House towards the orangery and the church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
Saturday, 23 October 2010
The gardens of Belton House near Grantham are fantastic. The lake isn't natural, having been dug for Sir John Brownlow 300 years ago.
Photo Labels: lake
It's difficult to see how the boat house at Belton could have been used to store boats... The door is only a couple of feet wide.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Belton House viewed from the gardens to the east. The house has featured in a number of films and costume dramas. Do you recognise it from Pride and Prejudice? :-)
Sunday, 17 October 2010
The Library at Belton House is amazing. I found a copy of Whitaker's History of Richmondshire which I'd love to read but is virtually impossible to get hold of. :-(
Saturday, 16 October 2010
There's something about private libraries that I adore! This room of books at Belton House is home to the overspill from the main library. :-)
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
The picturesque ruins of 12th century Tupholme Abbey stand in a Lincolnshire field waiting to be explored :-)
Friday, 24 September 2010
A statue of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great sit outside York Minster with a broken sword. The inscription reads
Constantine by this sign conquer.
Monday, 20 September 2010
Nightly Bile Beans keep you healthy, bright-eyed and slim.
A sign painted on a wall in York for a business that has long since disappeared, also known as a ghost sign!
Saturday, 18 September 2010
Sunday, 12 September 2010
The High Altar at Ripon Cathedral
We stopped at Ripon on the way home from camping at Bishop Monkton. The plan was to find a cafe for breakfast, but I couldn't resist spending a few minutes exploring the cathedral. :-)
The Library at Ripon Cathedral
This afternoon we visited Belton House near Grantham. While exploring the gardens I noticed a few red dragonflies hovering around the ponds, possibly Common Darters?
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
I went for a walk along the River Witham yesterday and spotted these. Does anyone know what species they are? :-)
Monday, 6 September 2010
LUCEM DEMONSTRAT UMBRA - The shadow shows the light
I've been looking out for vertical sundials after noticing one on Saint Botolph's in Boston. This one was spotted above the entrance to York Minster. :-)
Photo Labels: Yorkshire
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Stoke Bruerne is a picturesque village on the Grand Union Canal and home to Blisworth Tunnel, the U.K.'s third longest canal tunnel at 2.8km :-)
Photo Labels: Northamptonshire