Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Wicken Fen

Not many birds at all today.  Though the harrier looked tatty, the Peacock butterflies were immaculate.  The rest was the obvious!

Monday, 29 July 2013

Points to Consider

Changing the distributor on Molly Midget from points and condenser to electronic.  First thing was to label each plug lead one to four ... but the tippex flaked off the rubber as soon as we pushed the insulators onto the plugs.  The old (gold) coil was replaced with the new (red) coil with much swearing about the difficulty of access to the bolts, of which moving the heater air intake pipe was the simplest.  The new system of numbering the plug leads worked better.  The bolts for the distributor clamp were hard to get to when the dizzy was in place, and the clamp bolt is hidden behind the metal oil pipe you can see in front of the dizzy.  Peter tidies up the wiring and prepares to check the timing after the engine started first time.  

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Sharpenhoe Clappers

Not a species of butterfly, just a place in Bedfordshire where they congregate.  Six-spot Burnets, Brimstone, Painted Lady and Chalk Hill Blue.

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Worried Mascot

Or is it a hostage?  The car is shared by Alison and Jessica Browning!  

Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Two sides of the story.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Hot Day Entertainment

Water games on the South Bank.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

i Phones

Images snapped with a compact camera in London.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Nature in the Landscape

Marbled White in the Landscape, and Poppies in the Landscape.  A novel idea, innit, nature in the landscape!

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Thirty Degrees Celsius

A hot drive in convoy with Peter to Cambridgeshire's highest point, but Beatrice did not overheat or boil her oil, and she now has working brake lights.  Here she is at Great Chishill windmill.  Then in the evening Ann and I went to the wood and photographed Small Heath and Marbled White butterflies.    

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

From Granddad to Paparazzo ...

There was a time when Sadie would have turned on her best smile for the camera ... 

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Shuttleworth Evening Flying

A beautiful sunny evening, with two fast radial-engined aircraft, the Yak 11 trainer and the Hawker Sea Fury, plus a newly-repainted Avro 504K and the replica Avro Triplane.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Autograss Again

Back to St Neots for a very hot day of racing.  Hannah Spary, whose big crash I photographed a month ago, was back with a new Mini (SN118) and lost no time in spinning Chloe's pink Micra while trying to squeeze up the inside.  Black Flag!  Ringing the changes photographically becomes a challenge - the water carts were out frequently to keep the dust down, and turned it into mud which stuck to the cars. The red car actually came off worse than the yellowish Nissan, puncturing the front left tyre.  

Friday, 5 July 2013

Motor Show 2

Mini convertible with hardtop and skirts looking nothing like the original; Jaguar Mk. 10 trad interior to compare with the Ford's space-age dash; modern Vauxhall engine to compare with the V8 in the Rover  P6 from 1974.