Wednesday 30 April 2014

Market Day in Cleethorpes.

The market traders were packing away and I spotted this van, and found it quite amusing!

Monday 28 April 2014

Snakeshead Frittilari

Taken in my garden today, having seen a lovely picture of this plant on Olivia May's blog.

(Please take a look at her blog, she has some really lovely images.)

(A link to Olivia's blog is on my list of recommended blogs)

(Fritillaria meleagris)

Miscellaneous Images (2 of 2)

A few more mixed images.

Taken at a Kite Festival.

Seen on the side of a Traction Engine.

In a Music Shop window.

Seen in a "Fashion Shop" window!!!


Taken in a Luminarium.

Cameras used (from memory) Canon 300 (film), Canon 300D (digital)
Panasonic FZ150 (digital bridge camera) & a Panasonic G5 (digital mirrorless SLR).

Thursday 24 April 2014

Spring Flowers.

Taken tonight in my garden.

(Click on an image to see larger on black)

Taken on my Panasonic G5 camera set to "Intelligent Auto"

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Miscellaneous Images (1 of 2)

A few more assorted images, some are from scanned slides.

A "Selfie", I believe I'm supposed to be in the picture though!

Scanned slide, from my garden.

Anothewr slide scan.

A pair of Tups.

Taken at a show.

Slide scan, something to do on a rainy day, taken many years ago.

Another slide scan, this garage has since been "improved" with a new door!

Cameras used (from memory) Canon 300 (film), Canon 300D (digital)
Panasonic FZ150 (digital bridge camera).

Sunday 20 April 2014

Gone Fishing.

Taken a few days ago,  Spring is really here now!
(Please click on the image to see a little larger)

Taken on my Canon Ixus 40 4 megapixel compact.

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Doddington Hall & Church.

Doddington Hall was built between 1593 and 1600 by Robert Smythson for Thomas Tailor, who was the registrar to the Bishop of Lincoln. It is a grade I listed building.[1] In the 12th century the manor of Doddington was owned by the Pigot family who sold it to Sir Thomas Burgh in 1450, and eventually to John Savile of Howley, Leeds. In 1593, he sold the manor house to Thomas Tailor who commissioned the present house. It was inherited by his son, and then his granddaughter Elizabeth Anton who married Sir Edward Hussey of Honington. Their son Sir Thomas Hussey inherited in 1658. Sir Thomas' three daughters were his co-heiresses when he died in 1706. Mrs Sarah Apreece was the surviving heiress and on her death in 1749, her daughter Rhoda, wife of Captain Francis Blake Deleval of Seaton Deleval, Northumbria, inherited. It then passed to her second son, Sir John Hussey-Deleval and he had improvements made to the Hall in 1761 by Thomas and William Lumby of Lincoln. John's younger brother Edward inherited in 1808, and his daughter, Mrs Sarah Gunman, who inherited on her father's death in 1814, left the Hall to Lieutenant Colonel George Jarvis in 1829. On his death it passed to his cousin the Rev Robert Eden Cole, and it remains in private ownership today. In the mid 20th century the Hall was restored by Laurence Bond and Francis Johnston.[2]

The Hall's contents, including textiles, ceramics, porcelain, furniture and pictures, reflect 400 years of unbroken family occupation. It is surrounded by 6 acres (24,000 m2) of walled and wild gardens with flowering from early spring until autumn.

(The above information courtesy of Wikipedia.)

For information about Doddington Hall go to

Sculptures on the lawn in front of the hall.

The church at Doddington is adjacent to the hall.


The hall also has a very nice restaurant and farm shop.

The produce is of excellent quality.

Springtime at Doddington Hall.

All pictures taken on my Panasonic G5 camera.

Sunday 13 April 2014

Mixed Bag

An assortment of images taken recently.

Memorial to 625 squadron up on the top of the Lincolnshire Wolds.  625 squadron was based at
RAF Kelstern during WWII. Very little is left of the aerodrome, just a few brick buildings, used by farmers.

A view over the area of Kelstern in the Lincs. Wolds, pretty much as the pilots might have seen it.

Bike Day at Willingham Woods.

There are lots of paths and forest tracks to walk along at Willingham Woods.

Cafe area at Whisby Garden centre and fishing lakes.

Willow trees staring to come alive after winter.

Willow buds breaking.

I realise we've had a lot of rain but was it really necessary to start building an Ark?!!