Monday, September 29, 2014

Canal Birds


Birds in England chirp a lot...but I generally don't see them, I hear them. Here are a few I saw yesterday, they weren't chirping.

The Swan Family - Oxford Canal, England



Kingfisher - Oxford Canal, England



Swan Yoga, "The Duck" - Oxford Canal, England


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Boats Along the Canal


It was a nice sunny morning and again a lot of boats moving along the canal. Here are a some photos of the boats for a change.

Bridge 236 - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boats Moored - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boats Moored Near Duke's Lock - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boats Moored Near Duke's Lock - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boat Heads North Toward Banbury - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boat Heads South Toward Oxford - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boat Negotiates Wolvercote Lock - Oxford Canal, England


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Deddington Farmer's Market


A few photos I took this morning in Deddington while I was at the farmer's market there getting some good cheese.

Grapes on Rock Wall - Deddington, England



Grave Stones at Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England



Grave Stones at Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England



Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England



Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England



Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England


Monday, September 22, 2014

This Evening Along the Canal


A lot of boats moving this evening along the canal. It was a sunny, pleasant evening. Here are a few photos of other things that caught my eye.

Blue Row Boat - Oxford Canal, England



Countryside - Oxford Canal, England



Bridge 236 - Oxford Canal, England


Sunday, September 21, 2014

St. Mary's and Radcliffe Camera


Today's walk in town included a trip up the tower at St Mary the Virgin to get a good view of Radcliffe Camera and the surrounding colleges. Today's weather was cooperative and the line wasn't very long. Once I made it up on the platform of the tower, I realized why they closely monitor and limit the number of people going up at any one time. The viewing area is a very tight squeeze on the tower itself and the last little bit of spiral stairs isn't very roomy either. Overall though, I found that I liked the view here better than the view from Carfax Tower, which is just about 2 blocks away.

Radcliffe Camera - Oxford, England



All Souls College - Oxford, England



Chimera, St Mary the Virgin - Oxford, England



Donkey, St Mary the Virgin - Oxford, England


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Walk Along The Thames


Usually I go to town via the Oxford Canal tow path. Today, I cut over to the Thames at Port Meadows via the Willow Walk and took the Thames Path the rest of the way into town.

Bracket Fungi - The River Thames, Oxford, England



The Thames Path - Oxford, England



Still Water - The River Thames, Oxford, England


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

On Summer Vacation I Met ...


Lucy, but my photo came out terrible. Here are a few others taken that day though.

Fruit & Veggies - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Soviet Era Art - National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa



Wedding, Holy Trinity Cathedral - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Victim of 9/11, Holy Trinity Cathedral Cemetery - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Holy Trinity Cathedral Cemetery - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



Holy Trinity Cathedral Cemetery - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

What I Did On Summer Vacation


...among other things, went to the beach...

Laughing Gull - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina



Tiny Sand Dune - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina



Sandpiper (?) - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina