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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bardney Countryside

This view was last seen in April when the fields were full of yellow rapeseed flowers. Looks like harvesting could start soon.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Big Screen

Thanks to the Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG), we can enjoy the Commonwealth Games between shops.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

St John's Hospital Redevelopment

The old white water tower used to loom above - until last weekend when it was demolished.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekend Reflections

The River Witham flows past Lincoln University near the Brayford Pool.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Wildflowers

There are a lot of these around at the moment.

It's quite a challenge to identify wildflowers using the web. If you already know the name, there are plenty of sites that can then show photos and other details. But how to find the name?

A fairly generic google image search of "purple wildflower uk summer" didn't turn up much: a couple of similar plants and someone who was also trying to find the name.

One solution is to use Google's Advanced Image Search:

I left everything blank or at its default except "Site or domain" where I put

This resulted in a long long page of images just from the above website and after some scrolling, a positive id on the flower. It's a Rosebay Willowherb.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lincolnshire Wolds

The Viking Way passes Castle Farm near Tealby in the Lincolnshire Wolds. (It was quite hot there on Saturday).

Monday, July 14, 2014

Brayford Pool, Lincoln

Looking from the University side, across the marina to the hotels on the other side: Double Tree by Hilton and Holiday Inn.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Water Tower (Lack of)

The old white water tower on the site of the former St John's Mental Hospital in Bracebridge Heath was demolished this morning.

Ricklus has posted a good quality flickr video showing the demolition here:

Friday, July 11, 2014

Italianate Tower

Part of the former St John's Mental Hospital in Bracebridge Heath, which is currently being renovated and converted into dwellings.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Waddington International Airshow

RAF Red Arrows display team.

The team had just returned from a flyover of the start of the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

On Sunday they were seen at the British F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone as well as another appearance at Waddington.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Whisby Nature Park

The railway crossing is still closed so this is one of the lower lakes.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Earlier today at Lincoln Arboretum.

According to the Wikipedia article on Color Vision, the human eye is most sensitive to shades of green.