Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Canal travel

During my stay in Cheshire earlier this year, I came across this group of narrow-boat travellers negotiating the lock gates.  


the boat looked very elegant


... and here the different water levels can clearly be seen


Surprisingly, this particular gate was only constructed in 1994


Safely through that lock, the youngsters in the group had raced ahead ready to operate the next one!


It does appear to be a lovely way to see the countryside, but am told you need to be fit to operate the gates (perhaps why this chap chose to bring the youngsters along?!)

(With much sadness I dedicate this post to Lady Fi's beautiful dog Oscar and trust that she may be comforted in the knowledge that her many posts which included his delightful face and activities, brought great joy to the family of photo bloggers and he will not be forgotten)

Linking up with Our World Tuesday

Monday, September 22, 2014

Out of the mist . . .

Just had an unexpected couple of days on the River Murray with good friends - lovely crisp mornings gently unfolding into beautiful warm days.

Following is a selection of the scenes that greeted me on the second morning - mist rising from the water, revealing the movement of Pelicans as they majestically paddled up and downstream.
(Perhaps I should have titled this post "Serenity"!)







Joining up with Our World Tuesday
(and many thanks to the team who administer it)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

River Arno


The pretty surrounds of the River Arno as it meanders through Firenze, Italy

With grateful thanks to the hosts, linking up with Skywatch Friday

Monday, September 15, 2014

Welcoming B&B

While exploring the countryside around Congleton in Cheshire, England during my holiday house exchange in April this year, I came across this welcoming Bed'n'Breakfast property - Yew Tree Farm.


Although I was not in need of accommodation, its setting was charmingly attractive so I took a few shots and am happy to give them a free "plug" in the process!




Linking up with Our World Tuesday
and thanking the team who maintain that blog so we may enjoy the captures others have taken around the world

Friday, September 12, 2014

A misty morning in B.C.


... continuing my "love affair" with Vancouver Island, these were taken one misty morning across Blue Heron Bay.


Thank you again, James, for hosting Weekend Reflection

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A storm brewing


A storm approaches the Emerald Coast of Bretagne

Linking up with Skywatch Friday

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Blue Heron Bay at Dusk


Beautiful Blue Heron Bay (on Vancouver Island) at dusk.

Thank you, James, for the opportunity to join in Weekend Reflection

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Weather vane


Spotted this cute weather vane on the roof of a property in Brittany - talk about riding high!

Linking up with Skywatch Friday

(Happy weekend everyone)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bearded Iris


This Bearded Iris was growing in the streets of Giverny, on the way to Monet's Garden, visited in May this year.

Joining in with Flowers from Today
(Thank you Denise and the team for hosting)



Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Pink Dishrack


Spotted on Vancouver Island, BC, near Victoria.

(If you enlarge the image, you'll see the words "Pink Dishrack" below the "bay" window. 
As I was travelling solo and there seemed to be little activity in the region of this marina, I wasn't able to establish the name's significance - but thought the reflection worth taking!)

Joining in with other participants of James' Weekend Reflection

Wishing all a safe and happy weekend.

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