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It’s snowing!

One of the features of global warming is that it’s started to snow more in the winter again, here in the UK. Not serious snow like you get in Canada or Norway, but enough to cause a fair bit of … Continue reading

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Hidden London – the Grand Union Canal by Ladbroke Grove

It was a lovely, but cold, day in London today. The sun was shining and there was very little wind.  Perfect for a good long cycle. I started with an old favourite, the Thames towpath down to Hammersmith Bridge. Then, … Continue reading

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Blue Bell Dell, Kew Gardens

It’s now, in the cusp between April and May, that the Bluebells are at their finest.  We have some stragglers in our messy garden (see my my blog, an (Un)English garden), but the place to see them, in West London … Continue reading

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Sunset, North Ealing

On my way way home from taking Art Deco shots around the A40 in late February (see photo archive), I cycled along a path that took me alongside Ealing Golf course, before reaching Pitshanger Park.  The sun was going down … Continue reading

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Art Deco Ealing – and Brentford

London, like most cities, started small then grew… and grew, and grew. My part of the city, Ealing,  was a rural village until the 19th century, when the arrival of the railway station brought with it surburban development. In the … Continue reading

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An (un)English Garden

Our back garden is a mess. The front third is a football pitch and so the lawn has disappeared. The middle third hosts a trampoline, so all the grass underneath has died. And the back third is for the washing … Continue reading

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Street sunset distorted

I like taking shots into the sunset.  You get all sorts of images and distortions.  If there’s a tree or two around you get some lovely silhouettes, especially in winter, when each branch can do its own dance. I found … Continue reading

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