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Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello down there

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Just thought I'd take a rest and have a look around!!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pontcanna Birds

These were taken from a friends house looking through the patio doors onto her garden.
To the left of the top picture she has a pyrocanthus hedge and we were able to watch the sparrows busy nest building.
The sparrows feeding on the corn throw lots onto the floor, so the doves wait for the fallout.
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Woodland gems

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The trees are just beginning to bud and from a distance you can see that slight change in their colour, from the dark drab browns of winter to the pale greens of early spring. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Save our Libraries

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This picture captures two current themes. 
The first one is the threatened closure of some of our public libraries due to the spending cutbacks of local government.  Once they are lost they will never be replaced, but luckily the campaign to protect them is gathering momentum with many authors and celebrities putting their names to the fight against closures.
The second is that I am reading a library booked called Forgotten Voices of the First World War, which is extracts from soldiers letters and diary entries.  Its very moving to say the least. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spring colours

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Whilst there's still a chance of more cold weather at least some flowers are out.
Roll on the warmer days.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Chester - buskers

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Chester must be a mecca for buskers as we came across them on virtually every street,  and these young guys were fantastic.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Chester [2]

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 Chester is served by both the river Dee and the Shropshire Union canal.  In the top picture you can see how the sandstone rock  was carved to make the canal, and the houses were built right up to the edge.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Chester [1]

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Chester - a few miles away from Llangollen and even I enjoy shopping here.