The Fraggle report ~ Eindhoven part 2

Part 1 On the morning of the model show, after I’d had a quick shufty around and taken some shots of the models, I went for a walk with my camera in the surrounding woodlands while Phil perused the models and did some shopping and chatted on with his fellow modeller friends. It was a bright crisp day so nice to catch some sunlight in the autumn leaves. Lots of goodies to see and record. There were some industrial buildings nearby the hotel, but not sure what kind of industry. wooden posts lining the pathway.. and lots of leaves everywhere.. and a…

The Howick Hall Gardens report ~ part 3

Part 1 and Part 2 I’m back from Holland, and of course have come home with more photo’s to get through, so am finishing off my report on Howick Gardens so I’m not too behind. After finding the ginormous leaves, we walked along the riverside to have a look at the church in the grounds. The church is a victorian building, and houses the tomb of the Prime Minister, 2nd Earl Grey, but other than that the interior was a bit boring to be honest. Outside was more interesting, The small stone gargoyles on the exterior of the north wall were all…

The Howick Hall Gardens report ~part 2

Thought I’d crack on with this as I’m off to Holland tomorrow and won’t get chance to post for a few days unless I can figure out how to do it on the iPad. Part 1 and the history bit are HERE so this is basically just more pictures of dead flowers 😀 (I jest). After the Bog Garden we wandered around the rest of the gardens to the back of the Hall A lot of the grass had purple and white crocuses growing through which we thought really strange as they usually appear in spring, however it turns out they are…

The fraggle’s ‘hood report

Had to walk over to Pelaw today to pick up a prescription for Phil, and though it was a blustery day, the sky was blue in a lot of places and everywhere was all coloured up. It’s officially Fall here as of yesterday, and it’s a great time of year for photography.  You’ll notice I use the term Fall, even though I’m English, but… (edumacation bit coming up 🙂 ) The word autumn comes from the ancient Etruscan root autu- and has within it connotations of the passing of the year.It was borrowed by the neighbouring Romans, and became autumnus. After the Roman era the word continued to be…