Saturday, January 13, 2018

Non-Astronomy Photos 2018

March 19th

I snapped our dogs, Ollie (Cavachon) and Andy (Cavestie) in the snow.

March 16th

There were some nice daffodils about.

March 15th

I 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.

March 14th

While out and about, I saw a strange unidentified plant that we also have growing in our garden.

Farleigh Castle was closed but I still took some sneaky shots.

March 10th

I 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.

Springs One and Two.

Spring Three

All springs

Spring Seven

Springs Three and Four

Spring Six

Spring Five:

Pond where the water from the springs collects before flowing out into the river.

March 9th

I took a couple of snaps in our garden.

February 24th

I passed by Ashwick Church.


I snapped some flowers there, too.

I then passed St Bartholemew's Church in Rode.

February 23rd

I snapped these snowdrops while walking our dogs.

February 20th

I snapped a daffodil in our garden.

February 15th

I dove through Tonypandy (Wales) and took some shots.

February 2nd

I 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 1st

I 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.

Radstock Wheel:

More flowers, this time the daffodiloid, dwarf narcissi.


January 26th

Yet another church - St John the Baptist Chipping Sodbury.

Here's the clock tower from the same town.

January 20th

I found a rather nice church in Swindon Old Town, named Christ Church and St Mary's.

January 19th

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 18th

I took some hill photos near Treorchy but not all photos came out.

January 10th

I caught a cat on a roof but it was cold felt, rather than hot tin.

January 7th

I took some pigeon shots from my back door. However, they were slightly out of focus.