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Monday, 9 July 2018

A Few "Arrows".

Part of the Red Arrows display at the Cleethorpes Armed Forces Day 2018.  
I didn't attend this year, these were taken from my back garden a mile or two away.





Olympus EM10ii with 40-150mm Mzuiko lens.

Miscelaneous pics...."Pets & Plants".

A selection of recent photo's.  Mostly taken in my garden with some obvious exceptions.

My Tortoise, "Joey". Considerably older than me, he must be around 80 years old now.


"Suzi" keeping cool in the shade during the long hot spell.

Alliums.

Begonia "Apricot Shades".

Grasses.

Left on barbed wire by the Character in the next pictures.

Obviously NOT one of my pets.  Highland cattle in Ravendale Valley.


Olympus EM10ii with 12-60mm Leica Lens.

(My EM5ii is away for warranty repairs but I like the EM10ii equally as much)



Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. Stock awaiting renovation.

I had the opportunity to go into the sidings at the rear of the Lincolnshire Wolds Railway, where stock awaiting renovation is kept, on a trip with the Grimsby Photographic Society.

Some original signage from the Great Northern Railway.

The front of a diesel shunter.

Diesel shunter cab controls.


This colourful loco has been here for quite a while.




Campion growing wild.

I didn't ask!



An old guard's brake van.





This had me thinking, it's an old saddle tank plus a cab loaded onto a flatbed wagon.

A few examples of how nature soon takes over.




Lovely old coach.









Back in the "Steaming Kettle" restaurant coach.

Olympus EM5ii with 12-60mm Leica Lens.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Lincoln Cathedral (Floodlit).

A few pictures of a floodlit  Lincoln Cathedral.


The archway leads to Castle Square.

The west face under repair.  This is a constant process to upkeep the Cathedral.



Olympus EM5ii with 9-18mm MZuiko lens.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Biscathorpe.

Biscathorpe is another hidden gem in the Lincolnshire Wolds.  It's a shallow valley with a pure chalk stream running through it, the only buildings are a house, recently converted into a holiday cottage and a derelict church adjacent to it.
The chalk stream meanders across the road running through the valley and in two places creates fords which can be problematic for vehicles in times of prolonged rain.  Something I know to my cost!


Approaching one of the fords.


In times of flood, these fords can be a challenge.





The holiday cottage, my daughter's friends were staying here when we visited.

The church is very ornate but unfortunately hemmed in by trees 
and very definitely locked!



If I can find out who's looking after this church I hope to get permission to photograph inside.







Olympus EM5ii with 12-60mm Leica Lens.