Tuesday, 4 April 2017

METAL HAND RAIL

Handrail with pebbles below, sand above and sea beyond

Handrail with pebbles below, sand above and sea beyond. Can't think what the red is!

Monday, 3 April 2017

GORSE

Gorse Flowers

Flowers are all but banned on Message in a Milk Bottle. Initially, I thought I'd put gorse here because it's seasonal. But it isn't really. Gorse flowers all year. However, it's more noticeable when skies are blue - and there were blue skies on April 1st.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

TEACHING MUSCLE

Back of man in NUT South West T-shirt at Tolpuddle Martyr's Festival 2016

Continuing a series of photos taken at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, Dorset, in 2016.
For the introductory post see 'Save Our Steel Man'
The NUT is The National Union of Teachers

Friday, 31 March 2017

SEA AT BURTON BRADSTOCK

Waves breaking against Chesil Beach. Looking east from Burton Bradstock. Dorset

Looking east towards Portland (land below the sky at the left of the picture) from Burton Bradstock in Dorset.

You may also like yesterday's post on my other blog - Loose and Leafy.


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

WE ARE DISMAL

Red Test on black metal background with rusted clips where another notice used to be on a brick wall

Given that this photo isn't in focus either, it seems a good picture to post today. Fortunately the internet is forgiving and you're only likely to notice because I mention it. Either way it's a cheerful way to indicate a bleak mood.

Monday, 27 March 2017

COUNTRY ROAD (OUT OF FOCUS)

I know this is out of focus but I'm putting it here because I like the shapes and colours - and am a bit short of 'in-focus' photos at present.

Narrow country road / mettled path with spring trees and telegraph pole.

This road runs along beside Chesil Beach after it has re-joined the land.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

MUDDY RED SHOES

Red shoes, pink trousers, black tarmac, white line

This is what happened on my Loose and Leafy Walk.

Friday, 24 March 2017

UNION JACK: REFLECTION IN WEST BAY WATER

Reflection of Union Jack in water running into harbour at West Bay in Dorset

Here's the same flag with a swan.


Thursday, 23 March 2017

ART

'ART' and red rabbits stencilled onto brick wall in shelter with benches

Sitting here you see the Fleet Lagoon and Chesil Beach ahead - but I doubt many people see the bench - or the art!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WHAT TO DO WITH FORTIFIED WALLS

Looking out from Waterstones Bookshop Cafe at the old walls of Southampton across new steps to precinct.

View from a bookshop cafe of the fortified walls of Southampton.

Incidentally . . . this is another picture where, if I were to change it for 'the better' . .  it would be to change it to 'less interesting'.

About Southampton Castle and the City Walls.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

WHAT TO DO WITH A TORPEDO

Ichthyosaurs with throne as driving seat - Andy Kirkby sculpture, Weymouth

What do do with a torpedo? Turn it into a Jurassic monster with a throne on! (Ichthyosaur.)

Sculpture by Andy Kirkby.
Andy Kirkby's site.

Monday, 20 March 2017

REEDS AND CASTLE

Sandsfoot castle in background, remains of torpedo warning mid-view, reeds in foreground.

If you peer through the mist you can see the remains of one of Henry Vlll's castles (Sandsfoot). 
Three posts mid-distance used to hold a notice warning people of torpedo testing. 
And the reeds in the foreground edge what used to be a railway line between Weymouth and Portland.

Torpedoes and the Railway - The Encyclopedia of Portland History
Sandsfoot Castle - Wikipedia
Hills in the distance are part of the South Dorset Ridgeway

Sunday, 19 March 2017

SALAD LEAVES

Red and green salad leaves tightly packed in supermarket tray.

On a windowsill.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

BLOCK OF FLATS WITH CORDYLINE

Concrete block of flats in Southampton with Cordyline on one balcony.

First posted on my other blog, Loose and Leafy