365 Project – Day 48

It has been suggested that I have been banging on about the weather too much in this blog. If that is so I’m sorry but I think understandable given the appalling weather we have had to put up this year. Anyway I will make a big effort to find something else to photograph and write…

365 Project – Day 47

Oh my; goodness me! We have woken to clear skies and sunshine. And it has lasted all day. It’s not dry enough to do any gardening but we did spend some time picking up leaves and rubbish and generally tidying and sweeping. The garden looks much better for our having done this. When we had…

365 Project – Day 46

Every morning one of the first things I do is check the local weather forecast for the day to come. Today, as for most days this year, it offered heavy rain all day. By the time we had finished breakfast it had stopped but as soon as we stepped outside to go to the market…

365 Project – Day 45

It’s Valentine’s Day, hooray for romantics everywhere. Mrs Sixwheeler comes originally from the Isles of Scilly, a group of small islands twenty two miles south-west of Lands End in the far bottom left hand corner of the British Isles. For many years the Isles of Scilly were best known for the production of early narcissi;…

365 Project – Day 44

I’m surprised that I have not yet shared with you any “Ghost Images”. These are the advertising material of days gone by that are still visible on buildings; I find them interesting to see and Bath is a reliable source. In fact I think that I may have blogged about them before but not for…

365 Project – Day 43

It had been a dark and stormy night, and then it got worse. Rain and Wind. Storm in western areas with wind speeds in excess of one hundred miles an hour. Floods rising because of more rain and sea surges, interruptions to electricity, trains cancelled and roads closed. Oh it’s been such a wonderful year…

365 Project – Day 42

I may, just possibly, have mentioned that the beautiful city of Bath is famous throughout the world for it’s gorgeous Georgian buildings. The Royal Crescent is the best known of these and a picture of it is the ‘go to’ shot whenever Bath is mentioned in the media. The length of one short street away…

The Somerset Levels, Flooding and Politics

The Somerset Levels, or the Somerset Levels and Moors as they are less commonly but more correctly known, is a sparsely populated coastal plain and wetland area of central Somerset, in South West England, running south from the Mendip Hills to the Blackdown Hills.The Levels occupy an area of about 160,000 acres (650┬ákm2), corresponding broadly…

365 Project – Day41

Today we decided to walk to Chelsea Road to do a bit of shopping and generally look around. Obviously this was because it wasn’t raining and despite the warnings it wasn’t too cold either. On the way home we spotted this which amused us and I hope will amuse you too. 10 February 2014

365 Project – Day 40

Wow! Day 40 of this project, I have to say that I didn’t really think that it would get this far so well done me. I do look forward to the weather improving so that I can get a bit further afield and take some more interesting pictures. Today has mostly been rain but with…