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Memory Sunday #9

Now redundant

Once upon a time people used to write letters on paper and stick stamps on them and entrust them to the postman to deliver – which surprisingly often they did. happily we have more efficient ways to communicate today. This may end up in a museum – one of Her Majesty’s post boxes on a road corner in southern England.


  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 8 May, 2016
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

By |2020-08-05T17:34:46-04:00August 9th, 2020|England|0 Comments

Memory Sunday #8

Gardener’s Ease

In England four summers ago we visited, with friends, a small garden that was open one evening to raise money for a good cause – this is quite a thing in England. In an otherwise empty “garden room” we chanced upon this delightful seat for the weary gardener. “A large gin and tonic if you please”.


  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 30 April, 2016
  • Focal length: 58mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s

By |2020-07-29T17:23:54-04:00August 2nd, 2020|England, garden|0 Comments

Memory Sunday No. 1

England 2019 – Making friends

Henceforth, as a general editorial rule, the Sunday image will be something I particularly like from times past. Memory Sunday.

These lovely cows lived in a Berkshire field and wandered over to chew the cud with me one sunny afternoon on May 2019 when we last visited England.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 12 May, 2019
  • Focal length: 12.33mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s

By |2020-06-07T10:58:50-04:00June 7th, 2020|England, Landscape, mammal|0 Comments

Euro-Robin


From the Archives – 2018

A Bird with Attitude

Starting to think it’s time for spring to arrive (6 weeks at least, but you can hope) and serendipitously happened upon this European Robin that was digitally collected two years ago in England … I like his facial expression. Very positive, as one needs to be at this time of a Quebec year.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 30 April, 2018
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2020-02-18T15:08:45-05:00February 18th, 2020|birds, England|0 Comments

St-Ives 2019

Great Ouse River, St-Ives

The Quayside in St-Ives, Cambridgeshire on a cloudy day in May with interesting light and clouds.

The bridge from which the picture was taken is a medieval construction built in 1425, later blown up by Cromwell (a son of the town) before being rebuilt in 1716 … during the intervening years a drawbridge connected the two halves. We have morris-danced on the Quayside in years past.

In other words, this bridge is older than Canada.


[Taken with an iPhone-8]

By |2020-01-25T22:54:20-05:00January 26th, 2020|England, Landscape|0 Comments
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