Day 191 – Pretty As A Picture…

A view from the bridge over the canal nearby, this reminds me very much of a Constable painting, archetypally England on a Summer’s day.

Shropshire Union Canal – iPhone XR
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Day 190 – Stairway To Heaven…?

Well, perhaps not – this would have been the fire escape from this old building here in town. The building is still in use, but fortunately not the upper floors, as I wouldn’t want to rely on this rusty relic in an emergency!

Rusty fire escape – iPhone XR

Day 189 – An Unlikely Choice…

‘Merry Mole’ wine? – you have to be kidding! No this is straight up – the waiter’s recommendation at dinner tonight at the hotel we are staying at with friends in Cheshire. And actually, although I’ve never had wine before from Moldova, it wasn’t bad at all. Long live moles!

‘Merry Mole’ wine – iPhone XR

Day 188 – What To Choose…?

I’ve been a member of the Royal Photographic Society for some years now, and finally decided I would like to sit their Licentiate assessment – success confirms a reasonable competence in photographic skills. Assessment entails submitting a panel of 10 images to the committee for review, so the first step is to choose some potential photos – they need to be technically perfect, and show a variety of subjects and techniques. So I’m drawing up a short list of photos to consider…

LRPS Panel Ideas – iPhone XR

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Day 187 – Standing Like Soldiers…

Even though we cut them right down each autumn, these beautiful Verbena plants pop up just the same the following year. One of many strains, these ones are apparently named Verbena Bonariensis and grow to about 1m tall. They do seem to attract butterflies too…

Verbena Bonariensis – SonyA7iii & 85mm

Day 186 – In Court Again…

Well, it was #1 Court at Wimbledon! We were lucky enough to win the opportunity to buy tickets for the Championship this year, and had a fabulous day at the true home of tennis. Even the weather was kind to us…!

#1 Court, Wimbledon Championships 2019 – iPhone XR & Moment w/a lens

Day 185 – Back To Reality (2)…

As well as getting shopping (see yesterday’s post) the other priority when getting back from holiday is mowing the lawns. Fortunately the ride-on makes fairly short work of it – just a shame it can’t do weeding too…

Stiga Ride-on Mower – iPhone XR