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

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen
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


Friday, May 1, 2015

Glorious Rhododendron and Camellia - Floral Friday Fotos





May 1st and I am back! After a break of three months I found out that I am missing my photography blog, so have decided to revive it.
The plan is to try and post regular photos by picking a different meme each time to help me decide which of my ever growing supply of photos to use.
Of course the spirit of participating in memes is to visit other contributors, this is where I may run into trouble due to lack of time. I will do my best to call by as many other participants as I can and will always do so to those that have visited and commented on my own posts. After all it is part of the fun!

To start me off I have chosen to join Floral Friday Fotos today with two photos of a stunning Rhododendron and Camellia, I photographed in Devon on March 25th 2015. The first I had seen this year. Taken at Greenway, the post about my visit can be found on Travel Tales.



Saturday, January 31, 2015

Final Post For Now! - Faces on Friday - Buddhist Monk - Waiting For Sunset - Bagan - Myanmar





I love photography and have enjoyed posting on this blog for over three years now.  However having recently discovered  Instagram I find I am posting more and more of my every day shots there instead of here! In a way this is sad but it is a fact that blogging and media sharing is a forever changing experience. Time seems to be forever shrinking with so many interests to enjoy. It seems to me that the posts here are more frequently than not ones I could easily have published on Travel Tales and in fact photos often appear on both blogs.
Also I have always enjoyed taking part in Photography memes and they were one of the initial reasons I set up a separate photography blog. This side of the blog has been neglected recently and when I do post I am certainly not visiting  the number of participants that I feel I should be doing. I will still be visiting my blogging friends but via Travel Tales and will continue to follow back those of you that follow me.

Therefore I feel considering all this it is time to make a change! The plan is to continue with my themed posts World at Work and Faces on Friday but instead of publishing them here they will appear on Travel Tales. In fact I will repost the most recent ones there to introduce the idea to readers  that do not follow this photography blog.

I am sincerely hoping that my followers here will keep in touch with me via Travel Tales and maybe Instagram as well. It is thanks to your encouragement, appreciation and support in recent years that I continue to blog.

Keeping my options and therefore this blog open as I may well be back posting photos here again soon!

If you have not yet seen my posts about my trip to Myanmar in December 2014 and would like to take a look, here is the link to the first one in the series. Yangon - First Impressions of Myanmar