Sunday, 24 December 2017

Christmas Eve Greetings

I used this photograph on our Christmas Cards this year.
The photographs was taken in December, 2016.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy 2018!

Wednesday, 29 November 2017


Coombe Country Park

I was about 20 feet away from this heron.  So pleased
it stood still long enough for me to take this picture.

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Rock and Roll

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Rock 'n' Roll with Elvis

No, this isn't Elvis photographed here.  
 This is Ben Portsmouth (from the UK)
performing as Elvis Presley in his show,
'The King Is Back'.

 I feel so lucky to have seen Elvis Presley
perform twice in Hawaii many years ago.
The show at the Belgrade Theatre brought back happy memories.

 In August, 2012, Ben Portsmouth made history when
he won the 'Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist'
contest in Memphis.  He is the only artist from
outside the USA to win this title.

 We enjoyed the show!

So here's my take on 'Rock and Roll' Theme -
An Elvis tribute show seen in March, 2017.
For more photographs from 
City Daily Photo group, please follow the link

Photographs taken with an iPhone

Other links:

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Two Cygnets and Two Swans

Coombe Country Park

Taken in color but for some reason the photograph
 almost looks black and white.

PS.  Happy Halloween :)

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Historic Hotel

Coombe Abbey Hotel

Here is a look at the courtyard just
outside the front entrance.

If you click on the label below,
you'll see  many other photographs taken outside.

For more information about this historic building
that was once a 12th Century Abbey,
follow the link HERE.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

City Daily Photo Theme Day - Sensual

Lady Godiva
St. Mary's Guildhall, Coventry

This sculpture is by WC Marshall, mid 19th Century.
The Oriel window dates between 1394 and 1414.
It was rebuilt in 1826 and later restored in 1893.

I posted this photograph in September, 2012, and
thought is was perfect for today's theme day topic.

For more photographs from City Daily Photo group,
please follow the link 


Friday, 29 September 2017

Museum of the Moon... Coventry Cathedral

This is worth sharing.  It isn't often that you can walk into the
beautiful Coventry Cathedral and find
our Moon sharing the space with you.

 I will leave some links below, if you are
interested in learning more about this exhibit.

The image above is a sculpture made entirely
of lollipop sticks with the Moon beyond.

And, finally (below), the Moon as seen through the
magnificent Cathedral windows.

All photographs taken today with an iPhone 6.

Click on the Links for more information:

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Glazier 1742...

Collegiate Church of St Mary's

I love it when something like this
is pointed out to me.  The windows above and below
show signatures with dates.

The pains of glass are located in the window below.

St Mary's a huge church located right in the center of Warwick -
a short distance from Warwick Castle.

Participating in Our World Tuesday

Monday, 24 July 2017

Station Walk

Warwick Road
What you see between Coventry Train Station
and the City Centre.

The Spires just past the mirror architecture,

and plenty of flowers.

The powers that be (in this case, Coventry City Council, I believe),
have done an amazing job.  Even on a very dull day,
this all looks so pretty for those walking between 
town and the train station.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Thistle & Friends

Coombe Country Park

Today at Coombe Country Park
just outside Coventry, England.

The butterfly and the bee/wasp (not sure which) are 
both moving...amazed at the result.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Pretty Day

Coombe Pool
Coombe Country Park

Yesterday morning was beautiful at Coombe.
Here's a view of the lake through the wildflowers.

Stay safe.

PS.  Happy Birthday, Jean xx

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thatched Roof Thursday #93 - Henley-in-Arden

Warwick Road

Whoopee!  I found another thatched cottage to add to my collection.

It is somewhat hidden from a busy main road.  But here you have it,
a thatched cottage.

Today is CDP Theme Day - Nature

Have a look HERE to see other contributions to theme day photographs.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Rear Window Surprise

Our Lilac Tree, and if you re-focus... music from distant neighbour's garden.

On Saturday evening we could hear fantastic
music coming from one of the houses
behind ours.  Thanks to my camera I
found the source of great live entertainment - 
swing, jazz and more all from this lady. 
What a great voice.
Yes, I did go around the next day and knock on
the door to find out who she was.  Sadly,
no answer.  I'll keep trying and report back later :).

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Thatched Roof Thursday Revisited

Stoneleigh Village

This was Thatched Roof Cottage #31 back in
May, 2013.  It looks almost the same now.  
It is for sale with a guide price of £650,000 (ouch!)
for this Grade II Listed home that dates back to 1500.

Nice neighbourhood :).

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Mrs Blackbird

In Our Apple Tree
Coventry, England

She is clearly not black, 
but I have it on good authority
that she is a female blackbird :).

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Three Of Many

Coombe Country Park

We have got quite an abundance of
young swans at Coombe this year.
Here are three.

Participating in Wild Bird Wednesday

Friday, 12 May 2017

Fancy Dress

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Gift Shop

Something fun for Friday :).
Here is everything a young person might need
to play dress-up as a knight or princess.

Have a good weekend.  I am so pleased to have put
together 5 blog-posts this week.  Hooray!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Two Miles Away

Coventry City Centre
Photo taken from Binley, Coventry,
through a telephoto lens.

If you look carefully, you'll see the three spires of Coventry.
Christchurch is on extreme left, St. Michael's (Coventry Cathedral) and
Holy Trinity is to the right.  These spires all survived WWII and are
soon to be hidden behind a multitude of high-rise buildings -
all student accommodation.

I don't have this view from where I live.  But after a short walk  
this is what I can see. Brilliant!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Spot The Difference

Earl Street, Coventry
The Earl of Mercia (centre) and Coventry Council House (right)

The photo above was taken last week and
the one below was taken May, 2015.

 The bridge was removed in late April, 2017.
The link bridge was constructed in 1970 to
connect the historic council house
to civic centre buildings to the left.

PS.  The building in the middle, straight ahead, is a pub :).

Monday, 8 May 2017

Field of Rapeseed

Walsgrave, Coventry
Taken from Coombe Country Park

The photograph above was taken
with my iPhone last week. The photo below is 
a telephoto camera image.

PS. I wish I could say we had those blue skies today :).

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

The Circular Tower

Easenhall, Warwickshire
Easenhall Lodge (Grade II listed estate house, circa 1871)
 and Easenhall Cricket Club

Oh how I wish the sun was out when we drove
through Easenhall Village earlier today.
What do you think about that house?
It is described as 'a good example of High Victorian Gothic estate house'.
Fantastic, isn't it.
(Below) is the village cricket ground located next to the house.

 No lawnmowers necessary here.  I'm guessing 
those sheep will keep the grass neatly trimmed :).

These photos were taken with my iPhone this afternoon.