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.

Robin



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.

Bark



Fall Colors in Spring



Some Critter's Home



More Bark, With a Touch of Green



An Elephant Foot? and Moss



Lichens and Moss



Fungi



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...