Tuesday, 26 October 2010

ABC Wednesday - O

O is for Orchids

The first two pictures were taken in the beautiful gardens in Singapore Airport

and the next two are my orchids at home - and yes they are easy to grow!

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Skywatch Friday

Sunrise over the Quantock Hills

and sunset over the sea

and Aberthaw (Wales) - all images taken from our windows this week.

Thanks to the Skywatch Friday team, who host this each week. For more skies around the world, please click here.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

ABC Wednesday - N

N is for:

nuts and nutcrackers

nutmegs and nutmeg grater

needles - knitting and sewing

Last year we visited The Isle of Wight and I took this photo of "The Needles".

The following text is taken from The Needles website.

"The name 'Needles' is believed to have been derived from a slender tapering rock pinnacle which was formerly situated a little to the north (i.e. on the Alum Bay side) of the present central rock. This needle-shaped rock, about 120ft high and known as 'Lot's Wife' collapsed into the sea in 1764 with a crash which was said to have been heard many miles away! The stump of this pinnacle can still be seen at low water where it forms a dangerous reef."

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Thursday, 14 October 2010

What Time of the Year it it?

Yesterday husband and I decided we would go to a local Mall as I particularly wanted to visit a Hobbycraft shop. It was a lovely day, blue skies and sunshine though a little colder than of late and I decided that I would cling on to summer for a bit longer and wore light weight clothes and sandals. I did stick out a bit like a sore thumb as most other people were wearing autumn colours and coats, but it is only mid October and I did have a jacket.

I visited the hobby shop and had a good look around and then we went to a couple more shops and stopped for coffee. We then decided to head nearer to home and pop into a local hostelry for lunch. The sun was still shining and it was definitely warmer than the morning had been. We parked the car and walked into the hotel to see a Christmas tree, fully decorated, stood in the hallway!

I should have asked why so early, but didn't and can only assume that because the owners have only recently taken over it is their way of promoting Christmas Day lunch. It's still a bit early for decorations though, isn't it? Or is it just me - perhaps I had better get my winter clothes out!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

ABC Wednesday - M

M is for:

Moon - A crescent moon setting at sunset, over the Quantock Hills, (you'll have to take my word for it)

and a full moon setting over the Bristol Channel, (as above)!

and one of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, this photo taken in Banff.

Thanks to Mrs Denise Nesbitt and her team who host ABC Wednesday. For more looks at M, please click here.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

ABC Wednesday - L

L is for Laughter

Laughter, it is said, is the best medecine. These lovely little ones are definitely a tonic and certainly make me smile.

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