Monthly Archives: May 2016

A May Garden

The first of the poppies has unfurled. There’s a cluster of about twelve of them on one plant just waiting to pop open one morning – what a sight that will be! Though I fear the predicted rain might put … Read more

Generation Painting

In Cambridge to visit the recently opened Heong Gallery, a former stable block in the grounds of Downing College, transformed by architects Caruso St John into an elegant space for the display of modern and contemporary art.

Walk To San Gimignano

When we arrived in Tuscany the weather was quite wet and cool for the time of year, but for such a spectacular walk we waited for the weather to clear so the visuals would be at their peak. Sometimes finding … Read more

A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In The Woods There’s a lovely and surprising exhibition by Jelly Green at the Alde Valley Spring Festival, and there’s not a single cow in sight! She’s abandoned her usual subject matter and gone for a walk in … Read more

Blue Sky Blossom

Couldn’t resist a little excursion locally to photograph blossom trees in all their finery.  And an appropriate haiku: Gazing at the cherry blossoms The bone in my neck Gets painful. (Nishiyama Soin, 1605-1682)

Otmoor

I was born just after WW2. My parents had moved to Noke when they married in the early 1940s. We lived in a tiny cottage, totally lacking modern amenities. No electricity, water from the well and an earth loo in … Read more

An April Garden

Just some of the lovely blossom that has appeared recently. This is pink cherry blossom