I produced a video of my Mere photos with "Too late for Goodbye" by Julian Lennon:
I wandered around Mere, near Warminster, while between appointments. Firstly, Archangel Michael's Church.
I snapped the clock tower from two angles.
Sometimes buildings other than churches are architecturally interesting, too.
For example, the library:
Back to churches with the United Reformed Church:
I caught a wild rabbit on camera in a field.
I snapped some roses in our garden.
I caught a nice snap of a rose in our garden.
... and a spider in the house.
The River Thames was dry at Kemble. The original source at Thames Head is usually dry anyway but the two streams that normally flow at Kemble were bone dry.
The first "official" tributary of the Thames is Swill Brook that rises near Crudwell near Malmesbury. However, Swill Brook and the Thames are about the same length before they meet and Swill Brook is supposed to carry more water, so some say that the Thames is a tributary of Swill Brook! There was a small amount of water at Crudwell but it was not flowing,
July 21st Evening
I caught some roses in the dark.
I caught a moth and a fucshia on film.
I had been promising myself a photo of St Paul's Church in Chippenham for ages and I finally got round to it.
July 20thI caught a gull in a car park.
After an astronomical photo shoot, I snapped some flowers in our garden.
Chilean Potato Plant:
I popped into Pittville Park in Cheltenham, pretty much by accident. Although it was closed, the spa pump room looked a great piece of architecture.
I thought that this moth was a leaf, at first. Clever camouflage!
I visited St Augustine's Church in Downend, Bristol.
I snapped some roses in our garden.
I passed through Cricklade downstream of where the River Churn joins the Thames and is starts to look like a more substantial river.
May 29thI passed Southwick on the way home and could not resist a shot at St Thomas Church.
May 27thI snapped a rose in our garden.
May 25thI visited Marhull and snapped the church.
May 21stWe took our dogs for a walk by the Kennet and Avon Canal in Devizes.
May 20thI saw a nice church in Maperton, Somerset.
May 15thAfter a sun shoot, I snapped some flowers.
May 14thI saw some wallflowers, appropriately enough, by a wall!
May 4thI passed through Castle Cary. Even the post office had a nice, traditional look.
Apparently, there are only three other round houses in the country.
There was an old-fashioned telephone box.
There was a sculpture but no fish in the pond.
As you know, I rather like old churches.
May 1stI was driving through Queen Camel and snapped a nice church.
April 25thMore plants from our garden.
April 20thI "snapped" some plants in the garden.
I had a look at Sharpness Docks on the River Severn in Gloucestershirebetween appointments.
While I was there, I caught some birds on film.
April 18thI stopped for a look at Trinity Church, Nailsea.
April 16thI passed by Littledean Church in Gloucestershire.
I snapped a tulip in our garden.
... and a blackbird in our neighbour's.
I just happened to find some nice daffodils growing wild.
April 11thI snapped the same tulip as six days ago and some bluebells.
After a solar photo shoot, I took some snaps of a tulip and acer in our garden.
April 4thI passed by a couple of churches, one at Corsley and the other in Beanacre.
I stopped for a coffee and found it was at Wellow Trekking Centre. The horses and ponies were friendly and posed well for photos.
I saw a blackbird taking a dip in our bird bath. Although I did not manage to catch the event, I took some photos while the bird was drying off.
I passed by the Church of St George in Cam, Gloucestershire and took a few snaps.
I passed Henbury Church on the way to see a client. Not only was the church beautiful but the flowers were special as well.
March 26thI took some snaps in the garden.
I snapped our dogs, Ollie (Cavachon) and Andy (Cavestie) in the snow.
March 16thThere were some nice daffodils about.
March 15thI visited Alfred's Tower in Stourton.
I caught a spider on a wall.
I headed into Glastonbury and saw St John the Baptist Church.
The head of this sculpture reminded me of the Moai of Easter Island.
This other sculpture was in the town centre.
The abbey is in ruins.
I cannot resist a few flowers.
I drove to Glastonbury Tor.
I found a nice Catholic Church: Mary Magdalene.
A lovely white cat came to see me.
Farleigh Castle was closed but I still took some sneaky shots.
March 10thI was out and about and passed Seven Springs near Cheltenham. It really does have seven individual springs and is the source of the River Churn, which joins the River Thames at Cricklade. Many consider that the Churn is the true source of the Thames, as its source is further from the confluence than the source of the Thames at Kemble. In truth, many rivers and streams join together to form the Thames.
To start with, I saw some snowdrops.
Pond where the water from the springs collects before flowing out into the river.
March 9thI took a couple of snaps in our garden.
February 24thI passed by Ashwick Church.
I snapped some flowers there, too.
I then passed St Bartholemew's Church in Rode.
February 23rdI snapped these snowdrops while walking our dogs.
February 20thI snapped a daffodil in our garden.
February 15thI dove through Tonypandy (Wales) and took some shots.
February 2ndI found some old photos on my camera, so processed them. The first was some flowers in Victoria Park, Bath,
The acers in our garden were bare but this old photo showed a full set of leaves, also from Victoria Park.
February 1stI was between things in Radstock, so took a few photos.
I cannot remember the name of this flower and (shame on me!) we have them in our garden. It's nice to see flowers in winter.
Well at least I can recognise pansies!
I rather like the Methodist Holy Trinity Church.
More flowers, this time the daffodiloid, dwarf narcissi.
MORE TO COME...
January 26thYet another church - St John the Baptist Chipping Sodbury.
Here's the clock tower from the same town.
January 20thI found a rather nice church in Swindon Old Town, named Christ Church and St Mary's.
I took some snaps of the River Thames near its source in Kemble. Many days it shows as a puddle and I've even seen it dry at this point. After heavy rain, it was flowing quite nicely and there was even some water in the original source, although there was nowhere to photograph it from the road.
January 18thI took some hill photos near Treorchy but not all photos came out.
January 10thI caught a cat on a roof but it was cold felt, rather than hot tin.
I took some pigeon shots from my back door. However, they were slightly out of focus.