Friday, November 20, 2015

Leaves of Fall

Took a walk thru University Parks to get away from the constant noise of the leaf blower at my apartment. Ended up taking a few photos of leaves, but in a much more peaceful environment.

Leaves on Grass - University Parks, Oxford England

Ginkgo with Green - University Parks, Oxford England

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Rollright Stones

Although I've been there two or three times, I don't believe I've ever posted photos of the Rollright Stones. Much much smaller than the Avebury Circle, and the stones are mere pebbles compared to Stonehenge, the Rollrights are still interesting. We've stopped by on occasion along the way to other attractions in the Cotswolds. The Rollrights are very rough stones with lots of lichens on them. Every time I've visited, only a couple other people were there. Here are some photos from when we stopped by a couple months ago.

The Rollright Stones - Oxfordshire, England

This One is Winking at Me

The King Stone - Oxfordshire, England

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Fall Along the Canal

Beautiful day for a walk along the canal. When I positioned myself to take the photo of the long boat and canal, out of the corner of my eye I saw the kingfisher fly by. Luckily my 2x was on, so I had an effective 400mm reach and ended up with a few decent shots. He's not real good at sitting still or hanging around.

Kingfisher - Oxford Canal, Oxford England

Long Boat and Tow Path - Oxford Canal

Fall Leaves Reflection - Oxford Canal

Fallen Leaves - Oxford Canal

Monday, October 26, 2015

Faces Around Oxford

Saw these guys in our wandering around Oxford this past Friday .

Praying Angel - Keble College Chapel, Oxford England

Bum??? - New College, Oxford

An Emperor's Head - Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

A People Watcher - Broad Street, Oxford

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Today's outing took us to Painswick. Another "cute little town" in the Cotswolds. Back in wool's heyday for the region, Painswick was a bustling and important wool town. Evidence can be seen in the fancy tabletop tombs around the church of St Mary. (Similar to how Glasgow's importance in Victorian times is evident in the monuments and tombs at the Necropolis) Here are a bunch of photos from today.

A Cute Little Cotswold Town - Painswick

St. Mary's - Painswick

Some of the 99 Yews at St. Mary's - Painswick

Table Tombs, St. Mary's - Painswick

"Decoration" on Table Tomb, St. Mary's - Painswick

"Decoration" on Table Tomb, St. Mary's - Painswick

Tombstones, St. Mary's - Painswick

Friday, October 23, 2015

Necropolis Glasgow

The Necropolis in Glasgow was worth the visit. We caught it in the late afternoon and then I went back at sunrise.

Curved Path - Necropolis, Glasgow

Necropolis, Glasgow

Necropolis, Glasgow

Necropolis, Glasgow

Necropolis, Glasgow

Necropolis, Glasgow

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Here are some photos with a road theme. Again, I'm too lazy to title.

On the Road in Scotland


Just back from Scotland with a heap more photos. Decided I'd post some right away. Here are a lot of photos with a water theme. I'm too lazy to title them all tonight.

Wanderings in Scotland

Thursday, October 08, 2015

King Arthur's Castle?

A few views of the rock and ruins that are Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. The "birthplace" of King Arthur. The coast here was black and slate, vice the white chalk cliffs in Dorset that I walked a couple days earlier.

The Ruins of Tintagel Castle

The Ruins of Tintagel Castle

The Ruins of Tintagel Castle