Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Pink Post Box

The blossom was snowing down and we had just had a shower of rain so it was sticking to everything, lamp-post, post box, photographer......
Taking part in ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

April Showers

I was just about to go for a walk when the rain started. Ten minutes later it was a lovely sunny day again, April showers!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Blossom Bonanza

The amount of blossom has been amazing this spring. Hope you get a similar show when spring reaches you next.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Behind Bars

Not all York cats are made from plaster or wood, this handsome boy was sitting very neatly on the wall as as I passed by this week.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Modern Art

A familiar object, can you tell what it is yet?

Friday, 25 April 2014

Driver for a Fiver!

This is Murton Park a station on the Derwent Valley Light Railway. Opened in 1913 the railway ran from Layerthorpe station in York to Cliffe Common near Selby. There is half a mile of track left and occasionally there is the opportunity to pay £5 and have a go at driving one of the diesel shunters.

Thursday, 24 April 2014


A view of the River Ouse looking towards Kings Staith and Ouse Bridge. The warehouses on Queens Staith have been converted into apartments and hotel rooms.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Community Garden

On a patch of waste ground near the city walls I came across this community garden already planted up with herbs and salad plants for the summer.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Empty Platform

I suspect few station platforms will be this empty today after the Easter break.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Happy Easter

Sunshine and showers for us this Easter, how about you?

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Corporal Acts of Mercy

This beautiful stained glass window from All Saints North Street shows the Corporal Acts of Mercy as described in the gospel of St Matthew.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Village Green

Another carving from Fangfoss, this one can be found on the village green.

Friday, 18 April 2014


This is the doorway of St Martin's church in Fangfoss. Perhaps appropriately for a village which is home to a number of craft men and women it is renown for its beautiful carvings some of which can be seen around this doorway.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Poster Art

I enjoy poster art and it is fun to occasionally apply the same technique to a photo. This is York station earlier this week.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Kitchen Window

An unusual sight caught my eye as I walked past a hotel recently. This open kitchen window had two trays of roasted meat within easy reach if I had been so inclined. Wonder if any of the local cats paid a visit................

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Balloon Room

On a recent visit to Bristol I spent some time in the The Victoria Rooms where the foyer with its chandelier reminded me of a rather elegant balloon plus basket.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Lucky Cat

Continuing the York cat theme I spotted this hole in a fence recently, judging by the fur around the edges it is in regular use.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

A Room with a View

How much is a view like this worth ? Average terraced house price on this street is £400,000.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

All Saints Goodramgate

A memorial stone from the city centre church graveyard of All Saints Church Goodramgate.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Grimy Ginnel

I grabbed this shot as I was hurrying along Straker's Passage last weekend. All ginnels are useful short cuts, some are prettier than other......

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

M is for Mediterranean

This could be view out to sea from a Mediterranean coastal town, however I have to confess it is the N Yorks seaside resort of Scarborough on a lovely spring morning.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Bit of Blue Sky

There was the odd patch of blue sky around on Saturday, and looking on the bright side the coolish dull weather is helping the daffodils to last longer.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Spring Walls

Even on a dull day the daffodils alongside the city walls look nice and bright.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Evening on the Canal

A last look at Pocklinton Canal for now. It looks almost wintry but this was taken on a mild March evening.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Pocklington Canal

This is another view of the lovely Pocklington canal. Kingfishers skim along here, Otters swim through, and who knows what is hiding in those reedy edges?

Friday, 4 April 2014


Spotted this chap standing guard outside the SUMO agricultural machinery factory. Wonder if those red eyes follow you when you enter the premises?

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Keeping Watch

These carved birds are keeping watch outside a house near Fangfoss church. Some very real birds, Rooks, were noisily building their rookery in the nearby trees as I took a walk around.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

L is for Lock

This is a view along the Pocklington canal toward one of the 9 Locks. Built almost 200 years ago it was used to transport coal, lime, manure, corn, flour, and timber. After falling into disuse as a commercial waterway around 1920 it has been gradually restored and is now designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is also a beautiful place for a peaceful walk.Taking part in ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Telling the Time with a Triangle

This sundial uses a triangle to tell the time, it also shows the points of the compass and has a plant symbol for each of the four seasons.
See more angular shapes here
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