Wednesday, 22 February 2017

On A Windy Day

 Coombe Country Park


I'm learning that some of these
birds have similar markings.
I think this is a Coal Tit.


Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday


Monday, 20 February 2017

Photo Within

Coombe Country Park


The photograph above is the top left-hand corner
of the photo below.  Taken last month with my phone.


Happy Monday :)




Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Reconciliation

Coventry Cathedral Ruins


Sculpture by Josefina de Vasconcellos
placed in Coventry Cathedral ruins in
1995, 50 years after the end of WWII


For a short period of time this sculpture
was moved to the new cathedral for safekeeping
while the floor of the old cathedral was being restored.






The wording reads:

Reconciliation

In 1995, 50 years after the end of the Second World War 
this sculpture by Josefina de Vasconcellos has been 
given by Richard Branson as a token of reconciliation. 

An identical sculpture has been placed on behalf
of the people of Coventry in the Peace Garden, Hiroshima, Japan.

Both sculptures remind us that, in the face of destructive forces,
human dignity and love will triumph over disaster 
and bring nations together in respect and peace.

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Note: These photographs were taken on different days, 
hence, the variety in weather conditions.

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For more information about this sculpture, 
originally named 'Reunion', 
please follow the link HERE.

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PS.  Happy Valentine's Day :)



Monday, 13 February 2017

The Bird Hide

Coombe Country Park


This is a great place for watching and photographing
birds and other wildlife.


Inside the hide is a sign (below) telling us about 
The Fred Fox Memorial Fund
created in loving memory of
Mr Fox by family and friends.
Please take a minute to read.


Every year flowers are left inside the hide.
(Photo below taken late last year.)


 That's my husband (below) on a very cold morning
doing a little bird watching.


It is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year.  
The views are amazing too.