Thursday, February 7, 2019

Non-Astronomy Photos 2019

June 15th

I caught a double rainbow while shopping.


June 8th

I had often felt tempted to snap the Westbury White Horse and just happened to be in the right place, with the right camera at the right time.


June 8th


I passed through Marston Magna. I had photographed the nearby Queen Camel church but this was equally nice.



I saw some nice flowers growing wild.


June 6th

I was working on location near Treorchy, Wales and took some snaps of the mountains.


May 24th

I took a few snaps of some plants in our garden.



 

May 18th

I was out and about and took some snaps of Barry Island, Wales.

 




May 13th

A ladybird landed on me while walking our dogs in a local park. It had a unusual colour.

 

 

May 12th

I was at Porthcawl at Rest Bay. I took various photos.


First was a crow.



Then a jackdaw, a close relative of the crow.



I took a few shots of the seafront.














I used to be intimidated by German Shepherds but now I own dogs, I find that they can be very friendly, as long as you approach them with care. I find the white ones especially beautiful and this one was very cuddly, too.




I caught a nice kite on camera.



I also saw a helicopter.



I had seen Castel Coch  several times from the road but was finally able to photograph it from a standing position.


       

May 10th

I took some fish pond photos.


 


May 4th

After photographing the Sun, I took some pictures in our garden.


The first was our largest acer.


Then there was a bush.



Credit to my wife for the hanging basket.



Our Rosemary plant was in bloom.



I didn't have any roses out but some buds looked promising.


I finished with a pansy.



May 3rd

I was walking our dogs when I saw a crow drinking from our local stream.



Somebody planted a new bush by the stream. I had no idea where it came from.



       

April 29th

I caught a pigeon in our garden and then took a photo of our biggest acer.



Unfortunately, the photo of the acer was out of focus. 

April 17th

 

We took our dogs to John Coles Park again and I snapped some plants.


First were some purple flowers whose type I did not know.



Then there were some interesting tulips.



... and finally a purple bush and I don't know what type it is either.It just looks nice.



April 12th

I snapped a few flowers and plants in our garden.



April 8th

I got what I think is my best gecko photo so far.



April 1st

We took our dogs to our local John Coles Park and I took some shots of the scenery.




March 22nd

I was walking our dogs on one of our usual routes and just happened to see a nice pattern of flowers on a hedge.



March 11th


After photographing the Sun, I snapped some daffodils in our garden.




March 9th

 

I passed St Mary the Virgin Church at Upton Scudamore.



 

March 7th

I passed the River Thames at Kemble. It was about the same level as the last time I had stopped there. Neither the original source nor the side stream had water.



I snapped Winchcombe Church but the door was locked, so no inside shots.



 

I snapped another source of the Thames, Swill Brook after dark. It was flowing, whilst it had been almost dry the last time I looked. The photo, however, looked uninspiring.

 

February 25

 

We took our dogs to a local park and I caught this tree in blossom.



February 15

I was between appointments and visited Blaise Castle in Bristol. It looks nice but is a tough climb. I also saw many squirrels on the way up, although they were reluctant to pose for photos.






 

 



 


 


 


February 7th

I saw a rainbow from home.




I drove past Kemble and, on the way out of the village, stopped by the River Thames. The last time I had seen it, it was dry. There was some water but it was quite shallow and the original source of the Thames and a side stream that joins the main river were both dry.



Outside Nailsworth. I found a crop of snowdrops. In fact, I had past several that day but it was not always easy to stop for a photo while driving,


I was in Nailsworth when I snapped the clock tower.


I also snapped the well beside Nailsworth Stream.

Nailsworth Stream is home to some brown trout, although I did not see any.




St George's Church is a nice landmark.





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