Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Other Views of Edinburgh

I did take a few other photos around Edinburgh during the trip.

Scene on the Street - Edinburgh, Scotland

Calton Hill - Edinburgh, Scotland

On the Corner of Princes and St. David Streets - Edinburgh, Scotland

Abstract Christmas Tree - Edinburgh, Scotland

Caught, Right Outside the Window! - Edinburgh, Scotland

Gravestones at Night, Church of St John the Evangelist - Edinburgh, Scotland

Monday, April 14, 2014

Edinburgh Castle in Red

Here are a few photos from our visit to Edinburgh over Christmas. Aside from the Christmas market, it isn't really the best time to visit Edinburgh because the days are so short. The sun is barely up at 9 am (well, I can understand the sleeping in;) and is already down before 4 pm. So we saw a lot of the Edinburgh Castle bathed in red light.

The Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland

The Castle Approach - Edinburgh, Scotland

Stone Guard - Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Rose Hill Cemetery

During a walkabout this past week in Oxford, I made my way through Rose Hill Cemetery. Lots of angels in this one :)

Gertrude Fanny - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Triumphant Angel # 1- Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Triumphant Angel #2 - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Spring Blossoms - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

The Overseer - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Little Praying Angel - Rose Hill Cemetery, Oxford

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Winchester Cathedral

is one of my favorite Crosby Stills & Nash songs. Sunday we went for a visit. I didn't find the grave of a soldier that died in 1799, but I did find one from 1899...

The Crypt - Winchester Cathedral

Orthodox Influence?

Bishop Charles Richard Sumner - Winchester Cathedral

A mini cathedral within the cathedral -

Bishop Fox's Chantry Chapel - Winchester Cathedral

The Pieta - Winchester Cathedral

Tomb of Bishop Wilberforce - Winchester Cathedral

The more things change, the more they stay the same "shot by a fanatic at Peshawur"

Soldier That Died in 1899 - Winchester Cathedral

Flying Buttresses - Winchester Cathedral

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Today's Walk

Produced the following:

Daffodil -St. Giles, Oxford

Profile of the Heron - Oxford Canal

Smoke from a Narrowboat - Oxford Canal

Tantallon Castle

Yesterday for some odd reason, I realized that I never got around to posting the photos of Tantallon Castle. We drove by the castle on our way back from Edinburgh. It was closed for visitors walking around etc, either due to being Boxing Day or winter...whatever the case that didn't stop me from taking a few photos from a distance.

Tantallon Castle - East Lothian, Scotland

Tantallon Castle - East Lothian, Scotland

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Along Oxford Canal

A few photos from today's walk along the canal. Spring is coming quickly, winter wasn't very cold.


Elevated Path, Reclaimed Waste Area

Ivy and Moss

Last Year

I have to get back to walking and taking my camera with me now that spring is in the air...and of course doing something with the resulting photos. Last year at this time, I was spending a lot of time at Patuxent Research Refugee. On one of those early spring days, I focused on details, moss, leaves etc. Here are a bunch of the resulting photos.


Fall Colors in Spring

Some Critter's Home

More Bark, With a Touch of Green

An Elephant Foot? and Moss

Lichens and Moss


Moss and Wood

Fallen Tree

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Way Back Machine - 2008

From 6 years ago, "The Wooden Church in Dobříkov"

And The Saints Go Marching In...