Saturday, July 11, 2015

Early Evening Light

Returning to the city in the beautiful early evening light, after a day on a boat in The South China Seas. We swam and the water was very refreshing.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Oasis of calm

 Hong Kong is a noisy and vibrant city which I have grown to love since my eldest daughter moved here six years ago this month. One of my favourite places to escape the noise and bustle of the city is the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens.

Whilst I am travelling I am using my ipad for blogging using an application called 'Blogsy' which I am learning to use by trial and error.
Friends bear with me as I try to share photos of my travels with you as often as I can. When time and internet connections allow I will also post a selection of photos on Travel Tales.
For those of you on Instagram you can also find me there as lindyloumac as I post photos from everyday life.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sculpture - Kwan Yin Pond - Greenway - Devon - ABC Wednesday

It is a long time since I joined the ABC Wednesday meme, in fact it was the last round and this round has already reached the letter S!  Anyway I am delighted to be able to join in again this week.

I am sharing today a photo of a Sculpture at Greenway the beautiful holiday home of  Agatha Christie

Sited at the Kwan Yin Pond in the grounds, this stunning sculpture by Nicholas Dimbleby was donated by Agatha's daughter Rosalind Hicks and her husband Anthony.

If you are interested in seeing more photos taken during my visit, they can be found on Travel Tales

ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lichen - Greenway - Nature Notes

I took these photos on a recent visit to Agatha Christie's home in Devon 'Greenway House'. The post about my visit can be found on Travel Tales
  1. lichen is a composite organism that emerges from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationship. The whole combined life form has properties that are very different from properties of its component organisms.
  2. Lichen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
Nature Notes Meme

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Magnolia and Camellia Blooms - Greenway House - Pink Saturday

 I discovered another Photography Meme this morning Pink Saturday, perfect choice to share these magnificent Magnolia and Camellia Blooms that I captured on a recent visit to Agatha Christie's home in Devon 'Greenway House'. The post about my visit can be found on Travel Tales

                                                                     Pink Saturday

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hairy Caterpillar - Ruby Tiger Moth - Nature Notes

When I spotted this hairy chap I did not touch! Any ideas of what he will turn in to? I have yet to find out in the searches I have done so your knowledge is welcome.

Update May 9th with many thanks to Michelle of Rambling Woods for identifying this hairy caterpillar as a Ruby Tiger Moth Caterpillar via Wildlife Insight

Ruby Tiger Moth Caterpillar
The Ruby Tiger Moth Caterpillar grows to about 35mm and has a fairly wide distribution throughout most of the British Isles but is more common in the south where there are two broods.

When looked at closely the hairs are light brown and sprout in tufts.

It can often be seen basking in the sun on low vegetation during the autumn and spring.

Nature Notes Meme