Category Archives: England

July Blue Squares-8

A blue flocked statue of Paddington Bear.
An all blue Paddington, beside the canal in Little Venice of London.
A white Paddinton Bear statue decorated with blue (except for the red double decker bus) London sights.
White Paddington with mostly blue London Landmarks, in a little Park between Paddington Station and Hyde Park.

Walking about in the area of Paddington Station last summer we saw several of these decorated bears. The information on the base says that there is a “pawprint trail” starting at Paddington Station. It looked like it would be fun to follow. There are always way more fun things to do than time in which to do them…

The Life of B’s July Blues-8

Where fairies live

Perhaps because we mostly have alder and evergreens locally I was quite fascinated by some of the trees, mostly I think they were sycamore, or plane trees, that we saw while walking Hadrian’s Wall National Trail in England last summer.

I think I love them because they remind me of fairy stories.

Lens Artists Photo Challenge #50: Trees

From Sea to Shining Sea

Our walk along Hadrian’s Wall Path last summer took us from Solway Firth on the west coast of England to (after a short metro ride from Wallsend) to the North Sea at Whitley Bay.

At the start of the 12 day walk we were up late (sunset was around 10 pm) and early, due to a combination of jet lag and adrenaline. The day after the walk we just went out after breakfast.

For Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week: horizons.

Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge-Week 17

A PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 17 of Pull up a Seat. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

Thank you to everyone who participated this week. It is always fun to see the variety of ideas.

 

Here are my contributions for the week, taken last summer in northwest England in and around Carlisle.

 

Over to you.

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Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge-Week 16

PHOTO CHALLENGE OF PLACES WE SIT…OR MIGHT SIT…OR ART ABOUT SITTING

Welcome to week 16 of Pull up a Seat. Take a load off and share a favorite perch by linking your post to this one, either with a comment or ping-back. For more detailed directions go to Pull Up a Seat page.

Thank you to everyone who participated this week. It is always fun to see the variety of ideas.

Here is my offering for this week, pictures from Bath England taken last summer.

Over to you.

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Squares of the Times

20181204-Times_Squares-01Advent wreaths count down to Christmas, in reality they probably predate the concept of Christmas and are part of “pagan” celebrations of the solstice. I like the idea of advent, gradually preparing for our celebration of the change from darkening to lightening (Christmas is fundamentally that: a celebration of the return of light to a dark and weary world) and have “celebrated” it in my own ways for many years now.

This year I decided that I will try to add to that celebration participation in the “TimeSquares” Photo Challenge by each week during Advent.

From our visit to London last June:

From this past week, time passes so quickly:

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A vest I made last weekend for my son, beside two I made for him when he was a child.