Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Glazier 1742...

Collegiate Church of St Mary's

I love it when something like this
is pointed out to me.  The windows above and below
show signatures with dates.

The pains of glass are located in the window below.

St Mary's a huge church located right in the center of Warwick -
a short distance from Warwick Castle.

Participating in Our World Tuesday

Monday, 24 July 2017

Station Walk

Warwick Road
What you see between Coventry Train Station
and the City Centre.

The Spires just past the mirror architecture,

and plenty of flowers.

The powers that be (in this case, Coventry City Council, I believe),
have done an amazing job.  Even on a very dull day,
this all looks so pretty for those walking between 
town and the train station.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Thistle & Friends

Coombe Country Park

Today at Coombe Country Park
just outside Coventry, England.

The butterfly and the bee/wasp (not sure which) are 
both moving...amazed at the result.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Pretty Day

Coombe Pool
Coombe Country Park

Yesterday morning was beautiful at Coombe.
Here's a view of the lake through the wildflowers.

Stay safe.

PS.  Happy Birthday, Jean xx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thatched Roof Thursday #93 - Henley-in-Arden

Warwick Road

Whoopee!  I found another thatched cottage to add to my collection.

It is somewhat hidden from a busy main road.  But here you have it,
a thatched cottage.

Today is CDP Theme Day - Nature

Have a look HERE to see other contributions to theme day photographs.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Rear Window Surprise

Our Lilac Tree, and if you re-focus...

...live music from distant neighbour's garden.

On Saturday evening we could hear fantastic
music coming from one of the houses
behind ours.  Thanks to my camera I
found the source of great live entertainment - 
swing, jazz and more all from this lady. 
What a great voice.
Yes, I did go around the next day and knock on
the door to find out who she was.  Sadly,
no answer.  I'll keep trying and report back later :).

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thatched Roof Thursday Revisited

Stoneleigh Village

This was Thatched Roof Cottage #31 back in
May, 2013.  It looks almost the same now.  
It is for sale with a guide price of £650,000 (ouch!)
for this Grade II Listed home that dates back to 1500.

Nice neighbourhood :).

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Mrs Blackbird

In Our Apple Tree
Coventry, England

She is clearly not black, 
but I have it on good authority
that she is a female blackbird :).

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Three Of Many

Coombe Country Park

We have got quite an abundance of
young swans at Coombe this year.
Here are three.

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday

Friday, 12 May 2017

Fancy Dress

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Gift Shop

Something fun for Friday :).
Here is everything a young person might need
to play dress-up as a knight or princess.

Have a good weekend.  I am so pleased to have put
together 5 blog-posts this week.  Hooray!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Two Miles Away

Coventry City Centre
Photo taken from Binley, Coventry,
through a telephoto lens.

If you look carefully, you'll see the three spires of Coventry.
Christchurch is on extreme left, St. Michael's (Coventry Cathedral) and
Holy Trinity is to the right.  These spires all survived WWII and are
soon to be hidden behind a multitude of high-rise buildings -
all student accommodation.

I don't have this view from where I live.  But after a short walk  
this is what I can see. Brilliant!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Spot The Difference

Earl Street, Coventry
The Earl of Mercia (centre) and Coventry Council House (right)

The photo above was taken last week and
the one below was taken May, 2015.

 The bridge was removed in late April, 2017.
The link bridge was constructed in 1970 to
connect the historic council house
to civic centre buildings to the left.

PS.  The building in the middle, straight ahead, is a pub :).

Monday, 8 May 2017

Field of Rapeseed

Walsgrave, Coventry
Taken from Coombe Country Park

The photograph above was taken
with my iPhone last week. The photo below is 
a telephoto camera image.

PS. I wish I could say we had those blue skies today :).

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Circular Tower

Easenhall, Warwickshire
Easenhall Lodge (Grade II listed estate house, circa 1871)
 and Easenhall Cricket Club

Oh how I wish the sun was out when we drove
through Easenhall Village earlier today.
What do you think about that house?
It is described as 'a good example of High Victorian Gothic estate house'.
Fantastic, isn't it.
(Below) is the village cricket ground located next to the house.

 No lawnmowers necessary here.  I'm guessing 
those sheep will keep the grass neatly trimmed :).

These photos were taken with my iPhone this afternoon.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Thatched Roof Thursday Revisited

Stoneleigh Village
I had an opportunity to drive through this
lovely village yesterday.  So I took the opportunity to look at
a couple of thatched roof cottages I photographed in 2013.

The house on the right (above) was
#33 in my Thatched Roof Thursday series.
If you look in the distance (above),
you'll see #43 (also below).
Not much has changed over the last 4 years.

Stoneleigh Village is beautiful.  It is very close to
Coventry and if you have a spare few £s,
my #43 is For Sale :).

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The Flying Scotsman

Today at Cathiron Bridge

Popular trainspotting location midway between
Nuneaton and Rugby on the West Coast Main Line.

Built in 1923, The Flying Scotsman is an icon of the steam age.

My husband (red jacket collar) joined quite a few more
to catch a glimpse as it passed by.  Not far from where we live :).

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The Lamp

Bayley Lane, Coventry

Bayley Lane is a narrow street between
Coventry Cathedral ruins and St Mary's Hall.
I took this photograph in 2013 and
I can say that this Lane looks just the same today.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Coombe Abbey Hotel

As seen from Coombe Country Park this afternoon.

Greetings!  I am busy organizing photographs 
(if that is possible) and that is basically why I have
been absent from blog posting.  It takes time.  But....
today we went for a walk at Coombe Country Park
and I really like this view of Coombe Abbey Hotel.

So here it is :).

Friday, 10 March 2017

A Surprise

Coombe Country Park

Coombe Abbey Hotel is in the background.
(Look at the tree stump.)

A daffodil bulb has found an unusual home.
What a surprise :).

Have a good weekend !

And, Happy Birthday to Aunt Blanche !!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Long-Tailed Tit

Coombe Country Park
Bird Hide

I have only seen this bird once at Coombe Country Park (so far).

If I see another one, I hope to get some clearer images.

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Footbridge

Coombe Country Park

The photograph above was taken on a very
dull day in February, 2017.

The photograph below was taken yesterday
following a wedding at Coombe Abbey Hotel, I'm guessing.
The wedding photographs will undoubtedly include
a nice aerial video of the hotel and park grounds.