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Friday, August 29, 2014

Seasonal Flora

I don't know what these are called, but there are a lot of them in the Arboretum at the moment.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Southrey Station (Disused)

Platform and sign still intact. The Water Rail Way path follows the route of the old railway line that ran between Lincoln and Boston. Today walkers, joggers and cyclists enjoy the path.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

View Over Lincoln

Looking over Lincoln from the ridge at Bracebridge Heath.

Taken on Saturday - it's been raining all day today (August Bank Holiday Monday).

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Near Southrey

A lot of fields are being returned to the ploughed state after harvesting.

From the Water Rail Way path near Southrey.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Southrey - Stixwould

Wooden sculpture on the Water Rail Way path between Southrey and Stixwould.

"for men may come and men may go".

From The Brook by Alfred Lord Tennyson, one of Lincolnshire's celebrated sons.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Galloping Horses, South Common

There were quite a few people on South Common yesterday afternoon waiting to see the #Avro3Sisters flypast. People were standing in small groups all over. The horses decided that this was the best time for a mad gallop from one end of the common to the other and back!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Today's Lancaster and Vulcan Flypast

Two Avro Lancasters and an Avro Vulcan flew over Lincoln to mark the turf cutting ceremony for the new memorial to Bomber Command situated just above South Common.

The three aircraft have been dubbed the Avro Sisters, check out social media updates with the hashtag #Avro3Sisters.

These three aircraft are the only remaining airworthy examples. The Vulcan and one of the Lancasters are based in the UK and the other Lancaster is visiting from Canada for the summer. Look out for these aircaft at events and airshows around the country.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lincoln Arboretum

The maze is in the foreground and All Saints' Parish Church on Monks Rd provides the backdrop.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fool's Autumn

The trees are probably suffering from the hot and dry we had earlier in the summer. Today's maximum is only 17C so it feels a bit autumnal.

Cow Paddle Common, Lincoln.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hullo Clouds

This sort of countryside comes into its own when the skies get interesting.

From the top of South Common.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Today's Weather

Is this still the tail end of Hurricane Bertha?

Spring-like squalls and showers today.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Woodhall Spa

This track forms part of the Viking Way, which runs from the Humber Bridge to Oakham in Rutland. For a short circular stroll continue along here for a bit, turn right onto another track and then wander back along The Broadway taking in the attractive spa town buildings. It's not too far to the high st area with its cafes, delis and restaurants (plus a few shops).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The View From Risby, Lincolnshire Wolds

Starting at bottom left is the fence that runs alongside Risby Road. The road itself can be seen above the fence and towards the right. Catskin Lane is behind the high hedge (running from top left). Also at top left is a series of telegraph poles carrying cables across fields and over Catskin Lane (plus hedge).

The picture was created by processing a photo with a series of G'MIC filters in GIMP (free open source software).

Friday, August 8, 2014

River Witham, Lincoln

The building on the left is called Slipper Baths and has been occupied by various restaurants over the years but after the Japanese restaurant Kashi closed, it has been empty. The Building is now being converted into four retail units at street level with four apartments above.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014