Friday, 31 July 2015

On the Banks of the Cam

Pictures taken on or near Clare Bridge, the oldest in Cambridge, I heard a gondolier tell his passengers.  The people are walking in Clare College Garden.  Why a chicken is driving a punt in such hot weather I don't know, but they were all blowing bubbles on that boat.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015


CCC visit to the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge.  Too windy outside for flower photography, the greenhouses gave us some subjects.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Wet Weekend

While Ann and Ellie were in Hunstanton and wishing it was summer, I was trying to get pictures for the Summer 48 (hour) competition.  These were the images for 'Between Dusk and Dawn' and 'Wet'.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Fitzwilliam Museum

A wet day, suitable for exploring a museum.  The sculptures, being 3D, made the most interesting subjects.  Top two are a bust of Oriel Ross, an actress, in patinated bronze by Epstein (35mm lens at f/2) and an unknown top-lit sculpture photographed with the 12mm lens.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Butterflies Again

Not forgetting Incy-Wincy Funnel Web Spider!  Top is a Green-Veined White at Gamlingay Wood, and then a Peacock and a Comma on a buddleia in our butterfly patch.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015


A disappointing session for both of us at Burwash Pits.  Getting the flying D-flies in the frame was an achievement - sharp focus was out of the question.  Main photos are a Broad-Bodied Chaser, female, I think.  The last pic is an Emperor D-fly.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Butterflies and a Buffet

Silver-Washed Fritillaries in Gamlingay Wood, then to Sylvie's house for the CCC President's Party.  

Friday, 17 July 2015

A Bug's Life

                       Meredith in Sadie's room this morning.

Sunday, 12 July 2015


Sadie and Meredith enjoying the view from the bay window of Sadie's newly-decorated bedroom.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Flying Legends 2015

Although I was on duty with Concorde today, I managed to get outside and see some of the flying. SM268 is a Spit Mk XVIII with a Griffon engine.  Note the huge radiators and five-bladed prop, plus the usual difficulty in seeing where you are going on the ground.  The two Buchons were accompanied by a Daimler-Benz engined 109, which I was not able to photograph.  The pilot of the Ju52 flew a low fly-by above the taxiway, not the grass runway, very close to the spectators and very slowly. 

Friday, 10 July 2015

Shiny is in Fashion This Year

Highly polished aluminium seems to be the fashionable finish this season.  From top: P40 Warhawk; DC3; P38 Lightning and B25 Mitchell.  Taken at Duxford before the Flying Legends airshow weekend.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Visions of the Future

From the top: Range Stormer; Rover Gas Turbine Car (rev counter reads to 70,000 rpm and there is a jet pipe temperature gauge); The de Lorean from 'Back to the Future' and a cross-section of an MGB.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Peanut Makes His Debut

Sadie and Meredith's new kitten arrived yesterday.  His name is Peanut.  Sadie had the class bear, Bonty, for one night to write up his diary, so I put them all in one photo.

Monday, 6 July 2015


From top:  Austin A35; Lady Penelope's Ford FAB 1; Jaguar Mark 2 and Jensen C-V8, anticipating FAB 1 by nearly fifty years.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Heritage Motor Museum

Peter and I went to the British Leyland classic car rally at Gaydon, which included entry to the museum.  Here are some frontal views, from top: Morris Mini Cooper S; Triumph 2000; Jensen CV8 and the SS One 20hp Airline (a pre-war Jaguar).