Thursday, 5 May 2016

Brinklow - Benchmark

Church of St. John the Baptist
Broad Street, Brinklow Village
(near to Coventry)

In the photograph above, you will see a white arrow
that shows the location of a chiseled horizontal
mark that surveyors have made in the stone
to serve as an elevation reference.

It is difficult to see above - it looks like an
arrow pointing up to a line and I believe it dates back to 1856. 
The church is much older than that.
Below is the benchmark at the Council House, Coventry.

When I noticed the benchmark on the 
Council House, Coventry,  I hoped wondered if I had
discovered a secret coded message of sorts.  Of course, it was
nothing like that.  This benchmark in Brinklow is the 
second one I have found.  I'll show you the 3rd tomorrow.

In the meantime, enjoy the view from the churchyard
(similar to the one I shared on 1st April.)
Interestingly, this church isn't the only church around
here to have a blue door.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

'Quick! Get Your Camera'

Coombe Country Park
Egyptian Geese

About 3 years ago there was a lone Egyptian goose 
at Coombe, then there were two last year
and now there are seven.

We got a little excited.  I managed to get a few shots
of a very unusual sight last Sunday.

Participating in
ABC Wednesday (Q is for quick)

I cannot believe it is Wednesday already.
Hope all is going well with you all.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

CDP Theme Day - Smell

Coombe Country Park
Brinklow Road

The 'Smell' in the Woods

(Above) The tree to the left has an usual trunk.  
I think the Park Rangers call it something like
'the tree with many noses'.

Have a closer look.....

It wasn't until this morning at Coombe that I came up with an 
idea for today's Theme Day blogpost.  
Next job is to find out what kind a tree this really is???

For other interpretations of the theme 'smell'
from around the world, please follow the link 
HERE.  And, have a good week!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

At Last

Coombe Country Park
Grey Heron

I've tried and tried to capture one of the many
heron's seen at Coombe.  Finally,
got a few images over the last week.

 All the photos, except the one below were
taken at the Top Pool.  The flying heron
was taken from the Bird Hide on Sunday.

 Participating in 

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Lovely To Visit

The Sandringham Estate, Norfolk
Queen Alexandra's Nest
Built by Sir Dighton Probyn

These photographs were taken last year when we visited
The Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. 

Queen Alexandra's Nest is the
summer house overlooking the lake.
There is a story that goes with this summer house.
If you have time, click the link and read 
and his devotion to Queen Alexandra.

Sandringham House is just beyond the trees.
Beautiful place, don't you agree?