Thursday, 30 September 2010

Blog 79

Autumn is with us and once again mother nature provides us with opportunities to photograph her work. Here we have the fruits from the Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus Hippocastanum), the fruits commonly called conkers. Gathered on my morning walk a few days ago.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Blog 78

Grandson E is involved with a World War II project and he has been asked by his school to carry our four projects off a list. One of them was to produce an item of food that was made and eaten during that period, so the ingredients were provided and he set to, with some help, to make the cake. Here is the result, it is on a wire tray cooling.

If you would like the recipe and making instructions click here.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Blog 77

These are my winning entries in the Weston on Trent Produce Show which took place on Saturday 19th September 2010.

This is a Danish friend Ole Thoft which took first prize in the Class 1 Portrait section.

This is a photograph of Laura which took second prize in the Class 1 Portrait section.

This I call Trapeze Artist took second prize in the Class 3 Animal section.

This is a sunrise shot at Robin Hood's Bay on the Yorkshire coast and this took second prize in the Class 2 Landscape section.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Blog 76

These photographs are from a visit to the Classic Ford event at the Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 19th September 2010. Talking to the owner of the car, shown in the shots immediately below, possibly a Sierra Cosworth, he gave the impression that the car looked as sparkling underneath the vehicle as it does in the engine compartment. It had been driven down to Crich from Sheffield at a stately 40 miles per hour, to cut down on the spray.

Another immaculately turned out Ford.

Amusing number plate.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Blog 75

These are photographs taken at D&M's wedding in Lichfield on Saturday 11th September 2010, I'll publish photographs of the wedding couple when they have had a chance to see them.

Detail of the bride's beautiful wedding dress.

One of the wedding cars a Beauford, see here for more of this type of car, the other was a Morris 8.

Adornments on the two wedding cars.

Table decorations.