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Valley and the Rocks Guardian, Lynton

Valley and the Rocks Guardian, Lynton
Beautiful sunrise over the Valley of the Rocks.


Bluebells flower carpet

Bluebells flower carpet
A magical wood full of bluebells


Shades of green

Shades of green
Beautiful countryside landscape


A Rose from Wheatley

A Rose from Wheatley
A beautiful Rose from our Wheatley garden


Charlecote Park, Warwicks

Charlecote Park, Warwicks


Plush, in Dorset

Plush, in Dorset
The only road through the village is a quiet narrow lane. Half a mile further on around the bend, the Wessex Ridgeway crosses the...


St Ives sunset from the Island

St Ives sunset from the Island
Another experimental shot taken with my first digi cam and a pair of fostergrant sunglasses over the lens! Who needs expensive...


Hatchet Pond

Hatchet Pond


Breakfast Please.

Breakfast Please.
A swan waiting for it's breakfast.They often tap on the side of your boat to let you know they are there!


Kissing or Not .......?

Kissing or Not .......?
Settling down and chilling out on the waterside together at the weekend. This shot happened only when I noticed the reflection...


Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage
The lovely Garden Cottage at Polesden Lacey


Evening reflections in Loch Greshornish

Evening reflections in Loch Greshornish
This was the view from my touring caravan window


Westminster at night

Westminster at night
Night shot. Westminster and the River Thames


Castle at Sunset

Castle at Sunset
Helmsley Castle caught by the setting sun.


The Broadway Tower

The Broadway Tower
Broadway Tower near the Village of Broadway in the Cotswolds


Across the harbour

Across the harbour
The harbour at Whitby taking in surrounding countryside.






The Bridge at Stourhead

The Bridge at Stourhead
An attempt to get a slightly different picture of this bridge


Shaftesbury in Dorset

Shaftesbury in Dorset
The 'much photographed' Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. In the middle distance is part of Melbury Down and Compton Abbas. On the far...


Cottage in Nettlebed, seen in 'Midsomer Murders' detective series

Cottage in Nettlebed, seen in 'Midsomer Murders' detective series


Standlake, Oxfordshire

Standlake, Oxfordshire


Much Wenlock

Much Wenlock
Much Wenlock, Shropshire


The seat amongst the roses

The seat amongst the roses
Footsore with walking, I saw the seat amongst the roses.


On a path to Easdale  Tarn

On a path to Easdale Tarn
Easdale Tarn in Cumbria


Raisdale

Raisdale
View looking south along Raisdale from the Cleveland Way


Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall
Sycamore Gap


Branscombe

Branscombe
A picture of Branscombe, Devon


Coton Manor Gardens

Coton Manor Gardens
The Bluebell woods in May


Sunflowers

Sunflowers
Field of sunflowers grown for bird seed.


Castle

Castle
August 2010


Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall
Looking north at Sycamore Gap


Exmoor

Exmoor
Exmoor, Somerset looking towards Porlock


Watersmeet

Watersmeet
This National Trust Property is aptly named, it is at the junction of two rivers.




Stour Valley Summer

Stour Valley Summer
Late evening in August. Cookwell, Shillingstone.


Light in a dark corner

Light in a dark corner
Inside St Catherines Church


Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria. Brotherswater is in the distance.

Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria. Brotherswater is in the distance.
Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria. Looking to the north on a summers afternoon. Brotherswater is in the distance.


Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.


Grasmere, Cumbria.

Grasmere, Cumbria.
Grasmere, a summer afternoon. Looking north across the lake towards Grasmere Town.


Romantic Dining.

Romantic Dining.
'The Countess of Evesham' on a late evening cruise some 3 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. It is seen here reversing back to a...


Another nice one.

Another nice one.


Kirk Smeaton

Kirk Smeaton


Stour Valley Summer

Stour Valley Summer
A stormy summer sunset over Shillingstone.


Mill Bridge, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

Mill Bridge, Abingdon, Oxfordshire.


Table Mountain Crickhowell

Table Mountain Crickhowell
On the way up to the top of mountain


Prior Park

Prior Park


Westminster

Westminster


Lichfield Cathedral from Minster Pool

Lichfield Cathedral from Minster Pool




Rhododendrons in Hartsholme Country Park Lincoln

Rhododendrons in Hartsholme Country Park Lincoln
Taken while on a cycle ride through the park


Peak District

Peak District
Looking towards Lose Hill


Show Off!

Show Off!


Beach Phone

Beach Phone


Woodchester

Woodchester
The Woodchester valley, the famous Woodchester mansion is hidden in the valley to the left of this image.


Mossley.

Mossley.
Well-i-hole farm on the Mossley / Greenfield border on a nice spring evening.


St Just in Roseland Church

St Just in Roseland Church
A very special 13th Century Church in a wonderfully picturesque location.


Stained glass

Stained glass


Lambs at Redlingfield

Lambs at Redlingfield


Seagulls in discussion

Seagulls in discussion
Gulls; sometimes annoying but always great for a picture. Dorset, May 2009


LOMO version of Broadway Tower

LOMO version of Broadway Tower


Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College
Stonyhurst College close to Hurst Green, in Lancashire ... a world famous Roman Catholic boarding college. The magnificent...


Wolvesey Castle

Wolvesey Castle
Wolvesey Castle with Winchester Cathedral in the background.


Cottage in Bath, Somerset.

Cottage in Bath, Somerset.


Looking from the brow of Pasture Lane over Roughlee towards The brooding Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Looking from the brow of Pasture Lane over Roughlee towards The brooding Pendle Hill, Lancashire


West Lulworth

West Lulworth


Woodpigeon.

Woodpigeon.
Woodpigeon flying into a tree in my garden where it and its mate are building a nest.




Garden door

Garden door
The garden door ... I wonder what's behind this beautiful old door - maybe the secret garden ?? I love the little bell to the...


Fallow Deer, Bradgate Park

Fallow Deer, Bradgate Park


Lord Leycester Hospital

Lord Leycester Hospital
The historic Lord Leycester Hospital in Warwick (formerly used to accommodate ex-servicemen) from an original black and white oil...


Hutton Le Hole 2

Hutton Le Hole 2


Stepping out!

Stepping out!


Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle
Inside the Castle


Cumbrian Morning

Cumbrian Morning
Taken from Applethwaite near Keswick


Merton Chapel, Oxford University

Merton Chapel, Oxford University


Merton Chapel, Oxford University

Merton Chapel, Oxford University


Overton, Shropshire

Overton, Shropshire


Hardy's Dorset

Hardy's Dorset
The Melbury Estate has a public right of way running through it connecting Evershot and the village of Melbury Osmond. The area...




Stour Valley Winter, Shillingstone.

Stour Valley Winter, Shillingstone.
One of a group of winter images of The Stour Valley, Shillingstone. A view of the Iron Age Fort of Hambledon Hill in the early...






A view of Laxfield

A view of Laxfield


At Malahide Castle

At Malahide Castle


Barge on canal at Gayton

Barge on canal at Gayton


Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon
A cottage on the banks of the Avon


Autumn Colours near Seven Springs

Autumn Colours near Seven Springs


Church Porch Window, Wheatacre

Church Porch Window, Wheatacre
Sadly the Church was locked


Autumn Canal

Autumn Canal
The Huddersfield Canal at Mossley


Cistery at Lacock Abbey

Cistery at Lacock Abbey
It was simply amazing how the light played out in this scene in Lacock Abbey.


Adult Black-headed Gull.

Adult Black-headed Gull.
Adult Black-headed Gull in winter plumage.


Roche Abbey in October

Roche Abbey in October
An HDR image


Stratford upon Avon

Stratford upon Avon


Shillingstone in Dorset

Shillingstone in Dorset
Morning Glory. As the year progresses into the autumn equinox, the sun appears in a different place above the horizon. On this...


Grasmere

Grasmere


Wood Art Work

Wood Art Work
Wood art work at the Centre.


Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge
The oldest sweet shop in England


Castle Rising

Castle Rising


Hutton le Hole

Hutton le Hole


Tiger

Tiger
Tiger at Colchester Zoo


Westgate and Guildhall

Westgate and Guildhall


White Tiger

White Tiger


St Nicholas and St Cyriac Church

St Nicholas and St Cyriac Church
Stained glass window depicting the village's main street


Leonardslee Gardens

Leonardslee Gardens
Well worth a visit


Church window, Worminghall, Bucks

Church window, Worminghall, Bucks


Gazing up at a huge tree of unkown origin

Gazing up at a huge tree of unkown origin
Taken early September 09. The garden is run by Kew. I had to take this picture after looking up at this truly massive tree.


Blackwell Cottages

Blackwell Cottages
The start of the Monsal Trail along the former railway line.


Edensor

Edensor


Evening near Hartington

Evening near Hartington


Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens


St Michaels Mount from the gardens in Marazion

St Michaels Mount from the gardens in Marazion


The Great Ridge near Castleton

The Great Ridge near Castleton
Looking towards Mam Tor






A picture of County Cork

A picture of County Cork
Cobh, Cork, Ireland. Site where many emigrants left and also The Titanic set sail from here on its fateful journey.


Godalming, Parish Church

Godalming, Parish Church




The gardens at the Salutation, Sandwich, Kent

The gardens at the Salutation, Sandwich, Kent


Castle

Castle
Llanberiss, Gwynedd


Rievaulx Abbey with horses, North York Moors.

Rievaulx Abbey with horses, North York Moors.


Ludham

Ludham








Shilligstone in Dorset

Shilligstone in Dorset
Dramatic Sunset cloud formation over Shillingstone Forest.


Tawny Owl

Tawny Owl
Picture shows a male Tawny Owl who was watching the nest in the Foxcover at Herrington Country Park.


Avebury, Wiltshire

Avebury, Wiltshire
The Henge Shop, Avebury, Wiltshire




Pony and trap passing thatched cottage at Blickling Hall

Pony and trap passing thatched cottage at Blickling Hall
Taken during May




River Ribble

River Ribble
Along the banks of the River Ribble at Ribchester, in Lancashire.


Canal boats

Canal boats
Birmingham and Fazeley Canal enroute to Bodymoor Heath and near the Dog and Doublet pub.


Challock Church

Challock Church
This picture was taken over 3 years ago before I had learned how to process RAW images so the quality is not very good. I’ve...


The beach at Cleveleys

The beach at Cleveleys


Rainbow.

Rainbow.
After the rain storm we had a beautiful rainbow display as the sun set.


Winter on the Downs

Winter on the Downs
South Downs


Lemonade

Lemonade
Somewhere on the South Downs...


Eye of the storm

Eye of the storm
The eye of the storm over the Peak Disrict.


Sunset at Seaford Head

Sunset at Seaford Head


The Old Vicarage Milton Abbas (1)

The Old Vicarage Milton Abbas (1)
Yet another attractive cottage in the village




Beautiful horse

Beautiful horse


Stonyhurst Flower Show (2004), Hurst Green, Lancashire

Stonyhurst Flower Show (2004), Hurst Green, Lancashire


Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir


Howden Reservoir

Howden Reservoir


Bar-Headed Goose with chicks.

Bar-Headed Goose with chicks.
As this wild fowl is a native of Asia and the far east it is unusual to see the young of species.


Crook Hall, Durham City

Crook Hall, Durham City
This 13th century Grade I listed Medieval hall provides a spectacular backdrop to the stunning gardens.


Salcombe in Devon. June 2005

Salcombe in Devon. June 2005


View of estuary from coastal path

View of estuary from coastal path




The Edge of Exmoor

The Edge of Exmoor
The house on the hill above Dulverton bridge.


Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey


St Michaels Mount

St Michaels Mount


Rye

Rye






Pretty wall near Padstow

Pretty wall near Padstow
A gorgeous splash of colour provided by Red Valerian


Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail


Wisteria Cladding Optional...

Wisteria Cladding Optional...




Hurst Green

Hurst Green
One of the views around the countryside that surrounds Hurst Green, in Lancashire ... this one with a view of Longridge Fell.




Swan, Rickmansworth

Swan, Rickmansworth


Oystermouth Castle

Oystermouth Castle


Clouds over Eastcote village

Clouds over Eastcote village


Roses at Spains Hall

Roses at Spains Hall
Roses in the Garden of Spains Hall


A splendour of colour

A splendour of colour


Pickering Park, Autumn

Pickering Park, Autumn


A picture of Chesil Beach

A picture of Chesil Beach
Along the main coastal road out of Abbotsbury, Dorset. Chesil beach can be seen along the left and Abbotsbury Chapel can be just...


Ruisilp

Ruisilp


The River Pinn, Ruislip

The River Pinn, Ruislip


Minster window

Minster window


In a field at Skidby

In a field at Skidby


Watendlath

Watendlath
Watendlath tarn


St Marys Church, winter

St Marys Church, winter


Pheasant in the garden

Pheasant in the garden
This pheasant has set up residence in my mother's road. He knocks on everyone's doors begging for food!




Canal Boats near Fradley Junction

Canal Boats near Fradley Junction


Church at Stourhead

Church at Stourhead
Looking across the lake towards the church-Stourhead


A Street Scene

A Street Scene
To show the lovely styles of houses and cobbled streets....Norwich is an old established city in the 11th century was the second...


Winter moon

Winter moon
In the early afternoon at Faxfleet.


Daffodils and Castle Front

Daffodils and Castle Front


Roses around the folly

Roses around the folly
This folly is located in the grounds of Spains Hall, an Elizabethan country house.


The Folly in the grounds of Spains Hall

The Folly in the grounds of Spains Hall


Serenity

Serenity
This scene at Coughton Catholic Church just seemed so serene.


Early morning ride at Marazion

Early morning ride at Marazion
Taken August 2007 with Digimax L85


Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
Stained glass windows in St Mary's Church in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.


Fungi

Fungi
Taken near Fleet Pond in the autumn


New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park

New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park


Life's one big yawn...

Life's one big yawn...


Thatched Cottage, Hambleton, Rutland

Thatched Cottage, Hambleton, Rutland


Early morning Elloughton Woods

Early morning Elloughton Woods


Ulting Church

Ulting Church
Ulting Church sits on the bank of The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation, it is a very peaceful spot in Essex


Misty sunrise near Branston

Misty sunrise near Branston


Reflections in the River Severn

Reflections in the River Severn
Severnside south, Bewdley


Stream at Ullswater for Mark

Stream at Ullswater for Mark
Stream at Ullswater for Mark.Canon PowerShot A710 IS


Ribchester

Ribchester
Along the Boat House lane at Ribchester, in Lancashire.


Visit to Lundy Island

Visit to Lundy Island
(May 2005)


Normanton On Soar, Nottinghamshire

Normanton On Soar, Nottinghamshire
The church At Normanton on Soar near Kegworth Photo taken circa 1998 I'm standing on the Leicestershire side of the river Soar...


A picture of Thorp Perrow

A picture of Thorp Perrow
A Hawk at the Bird of Prey Centre at Thorp Perrow


Coton Manor,Northamptonshire

Coton Manor,Northamptonshire


A pleasant view at Whaley Bridge

A pleasant view at Whaley Bridge




St Michaels Mount

St Michaels Mount


Reflections...

Reflections...


Mother Nature at Work

Mother Nature at Work
The sign is posted on the entrance to one of the walks to be enjoyed through the woods on the Brockhampton Estate


Flower 4

Flower 4
One of my first pictures :)


London

London


Stac Polaidh in Spring

Stac Polaidh in Spring
With the gorse in bloom


Country view to Castleton.

Country view to Castleton.
A Castleton Farmyard garden flower display, looking towards Castleton, Peveril Castle, Hope Valley, Derbyshire. We stayed here in...


Colourful Garden

Colourful Garden


Cottage near Dunster Castle

Cottage near Dunster Castle
Thatched Cottage in Dunster. September 2007


Mute Swan?

Mute Swan?
These four winged-three legged swans are quite rare!!!


One Sunday in March.

One Sunday in March.
The A38 road is normally a very busy one, but this Sunday all looks rather quiet and peaceful.


Spetisbury in Dorset

Spetisbury in Dorset
From Blandford Forum down to Spetisbury, the Stour valley is wide. The river divides into two main sections. On the opposite side...


Mam Tor Ridge

Mam Tor Ridge


Peveril Castle, Castleton, Peak District. Taken 20-06-2005

Peveril Castle, Castleton, Peak District. Taken 20-06-2005


Riverside homes

Riverside homes
Riverside homes various shapes and vivid colours running alongside the River Wensum


Curber Edge.

Curber Edge.
This was taken just after mid-day, so the light was very harsh! It was a grab shot as we were coming to the end of Curber Edge...


Hello mate

Hello mate


Wiltshire hills

Wiltshire hills




Looe Harbour

Looe Harbour




Bibury in Spring.....The Swan

Bibury in Spring.....The Swan
The River Coln passing under the Bridge.....in the background the Swan Hotel


Kings/Trinity College

Kings/Trinity College
Part view of the Front Facade of the College Building.


Denham Bridge View

Denham Bridge View




A cold sunrise

A cold sunrise


River Dee near Banchory

River Dee near Banchory
The river Dee near Banchory


Robin....erithacus rubecula

Robin....erithacus rubecula


Lambs

Lambs
These two lambs are enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun ... feels like spring is finally on its way !!


Grace Dieu Priory, Thringstone, Leicestershire

Grace Dieu Priory, Thringstone, Leicestershire


The little bridge at Sinnington

The little bridge at Sinnington
This lovely village has some gorgeous houses, a great pub, and of course a small, clear river running through it.


Shillingstone in Dorset

Shillingstone in Dorset
Frosty sunrise, at the Wilson Haines bridge on the river Stour, Shillingstone.


Siskin....carduelis spinus, feeding in the alder tree....alnus glutinosa

Siskin....carduelis spinus, feeding in the alder tree....alnus glutinosa
One of four siskins, these birds are often seen in alders, sometimes in flocks of 100 birds or more.


Mullion Harbour

Mullion Harbour


Sunshine in the Shires..

Sunshine in the Shires..


Summer in Snowshill....a more leisurely visitor to the lavender fields

Summer in Snowshill....a more leisurely visitor to the lavender fields


Bluebells, Calke Abbey

Bluebells, Calke Abbey


The Lee, Buckinghamshire

The Lee, Buckinghamshire
A cottage row at The Lee, Buckinghamshire.


Garden in Chipping Campden

Garden in Chipping Campden


Warkworth Castle

Warkworth Castle


Haddon Hall from Stanton in Peak, Derbyshire

Haddon Hall from Stanton in Peak, Derbyshire


Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall
Haddon Hall is one of my favourite places to visit. It is a fortified medieval manor house owned by the Manners family and...


Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral


Shillingstone in Dorset

Shillingstone in Dorset
Wild flowers on The North Dorset Trailway, disturbed into life by recent excavation work at The Shillingstone Station Project.


Waiting patiently

Waiting patiently
I had to laugh when I saw these two - they had been waiting so patiently for their owner to come out of the shop at the Nature...


Swan basking in the sunshine

Swan basking in the sunshine


Picture of wet area on Skye, on the road to Glendale.

Picture of wet area on Skye, on the road to Glendale.
Grab shot when I stopped on the roadside near Glendale. This is the road that takes one to Elgol. This was a slide film shot. I...


Path through the bluebells in Spring Wood

Path through the bluebells in Spring Wood


Wild flowers carpet the cliffs at Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

Wild flowers carpet the cliffs at Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall


Castle view

Castle view


Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria

Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria


The pool on Beacon Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire

The pool on Beacon Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Ducks take advantage of the early morning sun to have a swim in the pool.


Nymans Garden, Handcross, West Sussex

Nymans Garden, Handcross, West Sussex


Shoal hill, Cannock Chase Country Park, Staffordshire

Shoal hill, Cannock Chase Country Park, Staffordshire
Shoal hill, Cannock, Staffordshire. End of the day. Part of cannock chase, nr Huntington.


Cottages at Buckland in the Moor, Devon

Cottages at Buckland in the Moor, Devon


Goldhill Shaftesbury, Dorset

Goldhill Shaftesbury, Dorset


raindrops

raindrops
raindrops on a rose in our garden


York Minster

York Minster
York Minster as seen from the York Wheel


Red Kite

Red Kite


A picture of Salisbury Cathedral

A picture of Salisbury Cathedral