Sunday, 18 November 2018

My November 2018 In Pictures - Armistice Day.


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The picture at the top shows a host of handmade poppies, on Sunday 11th November 2018 at 10:01, Prospect Place, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Thursday, 15 November 2018

My October 2018 In Pictures - Wildlife.


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The picture at the top shows a pair of Swans, swanning around, on Sunday 14th October 2018 at 17:28, Prospect Place, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about the Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), click on the link below:-
https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/mute-swan/

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

My October 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows Pampas grass, on Monday 29th October 2018, at 15:10, Blackfield, Hampshire.

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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

My September 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows rosehips & barbed wire (rose between two thorns?!), on Friday 14th September 2018 at 10:49, Hythe Marina, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Sunday, 30 September 2018

My August 2018 In Pictures - People Watching.


My fourth, and final, batch of photos - People Watching. Click on the link below to take a look at a few more pictures:-

The picture at the top shows People Watching, on Tuesday 21st August 2018, at 12:12, Rostock, Germany.

To read about Rostock, Germany, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rostock

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

My August 2018 In Pictures - Holiday Highlights.


The third batch of photos - my holiday highlights. Click on the link below to take a look at a few more pictures:-

The picture at the top shows a beautiful Lion's Mane jellyfish & its prey, on Sunday 12th August 2018, at 10:33, Kristiansand, Norway. This one looked about 30cm (1ft) in diameter, but they're the largest known species and can grow to a massive 2metres in dia (6.5ft), with sticky stinging tentacles of 37m long (121ft)!

To read about the Lion's Mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata), click on the link:-

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

My August 2018 In Pictures - The Red Arrows & The Three Queens.


My second batch of photos - these highlighting the Red Arrows & the three Cunard Queens (RMS Queen Mary 2, MS Queen Victoria, & MS Queen Elizabeth). The three queens arrived in the Port of Southampton early morning, quite a rare event to see them together, and as they sailed away into the Solent that afternoon, the Red Arrows flew overhead and put on an astonishing display. Click on the link below to see more pictures:-

The picture at the top shows the Red Arrows, at 19:45 on Friday 10th August 2018, above the Solent, Hampshire.

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Monday, 17 September 2018

My August 2018 In Pictures.


A late posting for My August 2018 In Pictures - our annual holiday provided an extra fifteen hundred photos (!) and it's taken me a while to trawl through them. I've finally selected a few and sorted them into four groups of ten. Here's a link to the first batch:-

The picture at the top shows the Curlew & the Crab, at 07:53 on Friday 3rd August 2018, Hythe foreshore, Hampshire.

To read about the Curlew (Numenius arquata), click on the link below:-

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Monday, 6 August 2018

My July 2018 In Pictures - Hollyhocks.


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The picture at the top shows a hollyhock & a bee, at 16:50 on Tuesday 10th July 2018, School Road, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:- 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

My July 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows a gathering of daisies, St John's Churchyard, Hythe, Hampshire, at 10:36 on Monday 2nd July 2018.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Thursday, 12 July 2018

My June 2018 In Pictures - Roses.


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The picture at the top shows a Rose, Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire, at 18:41 on Thursday 21st June 2018.

To read about Mottisfont Abbey, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mottisfont_Abbey

Friday, 6 July 2018

My June 2018 In Pictures - Creatures.


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The picture at the top shows a Stag beetle, on Thursday 7th June 2018 at 17:26, the Grove Garden, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about the Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus), click on the link below:-

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Saturday, 30 June 2018

My June 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows California Poppies, at 10:15 on Saturday 23rd June 2018, St John's Churchyard, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about the California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), click on the link:-

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Friday, 15 June 2018

My May 2018 In Pictures - Texture.


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http://susanvale.tumblr.com/post/174917712957/my-may-2018-in-pictures-texture-click-on-a

The picture at the top shows a velvet cushion, lit by the morning sun, at 07:52 on Tuesday 8th May 2018, at home, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Thursday, 7 June 2018

My May 2018 In Pictures - Rubbish.


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The picture at the top shows a cigarette stub, at 14:31 on Friday 25th May 2018, Western Esplanade, Southampton, Hampshire.

To read about Southampton, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southampton

Sunday, 3 June 2018

My May 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows a Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris), on Tuesday 1st May 2018, at 13:09, Chelsea Physic Garden, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3.

To read about the Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris), click on the link below:-

To read about the Chelsea Physic Garden, London SW3, click on the link:-
https://www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk

Saturday, 12 May 2018

My April 2018 In Pictures - Tulips.


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The picture at the top shows a Tulip, lit by the setting sun, at home, Hythe, Hampshire, at 18:59 on Tuesday 3rd April 2018.

To read about Tulips, click on the link below:-

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Sunday, 6 May 2018

My April 2018 In Pictures - White.


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The picture at the top shows a Mute Swan, Southampton Water, Hythe, Hampshire, at 06:58 on Saturday 21st April 2018.

To read about the Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), click on the link below:-

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Monday, 30 April 2018

My April 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows Cherry blossom, Hythe Marina, Hampshire, at 11:25 on Thursday 26th April 2018.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Friday, 6 April 2018

My March 2018 In Pictures - Metal.


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The picture at the top shows Hythe Pier, Hampshire, at 13:36 on Thursday 8th March 2018, looking down the pier from Hythe, across Southampton Water to the Weston Shore.

To read about Hythe Pier, Hampshire, click on the link below:-

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Saturday, 31 March 2018

My March 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows the hyacinth & the fly, at 13:34 on Wednesday 7th March 2018, St John's Churchyard, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

My February 2018 In Pictures - Pink.


I love being out and about with my camera, and each month I take hundreds of pictures, attempting to capture the essence of the world around me. I then select the best 10 to post on my various social media sites. I also challenge myself to concentrate on one particular subject, to focus my eye and look at the world in finer detail. Again, at the end of the month, I pick the 10 best. Last month I chose Pink.

To see My February 2018 In Pictures - Pink, click on the link below:-

The picture at the top shows the first magnolia, at 10:04 on Friday 23rd February 2018, Palmerston Park, Southampton, Hampshire.

To read about Palmerston Park, Southampton, Hampshire, click on the link:-
https://www.southampton.gov.uk/people-places/parks-open-spaces/parks/central/palmerston.aspx

Monday, 5 March 2018

My March 2018 In Pictures - Snow.


An icy start to the new month and the first significant snowfall in Hythe for at least 10 years.  It didn't last for long, but, oh, it was lovely.

The picture at the top shows The Kiss, & a snowy Hythe foreshore, at 09:32 on Friday 2nd March 2018, Hythe, Hampshire.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018

My February 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows a tin of tulips, at 11:21 on Friday 9th February 2018, at home, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Monday, 12 February 2018

My January 2018 In Pictures - Shadows.


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The picture at the top shows a street lamp & shadow, at 10:42 on Friday 5th January 2018, St John's Street, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

My January 2018 In Pictures - Full Super Blue Blood Moon.


A late posting of the full moon super moon blood moon blue moon; a spectacular sight at the end of last month.

The picture at the top shows the full moon and Netley Castle, the picture at the bottom shows the full moon, both at 17:14 on Wednesday 31st January 2018, seen from Hythe, Hampshire, looking east across Southampton Water.

To see a moon phase calendar, click on the link below:-

To read about Netley Castle, Hampshire, click on the link below:-

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

My January 2018 In Pictures - Reflections.


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The picture at the top shows the beauty of a sunlit puddle, at 09:59 on Thursday 25th January 2018, Shore Road, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

My January 2018 In Pictures.


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The picture at the top shows an artichoke seed head, on Monday 1st January 2018, at 14:24, School Road Allotments, Hythe, Hampshire.

To read about Hythe, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hythe,_Hampshire

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

My December 2017 In Pictures - Mekhanik Yartsev.


When Russian cargo ship Mekhanik Yartsev lost a load of her timber consignment during stormy weather, en route from Latvia to Northern Ireland, she developed a significant list and headed for shelter in the Solent. Early on Tuesday 26th December 2017, HM Coastguard reported the 13 onboard crew safe and well, the ship stable and maintaining power, but the continuing stormy weather would delay her move to safety in the Port of Southampton. Two days later, on Thursday 28th, conditions improved and the ship was escorted to port, accompanied by a pilot, two tugs, the Harbour Master and an RNLI lifeboat.

The picture at the top shows a close-up of the storm-stricken & listing ship, and the Harbour Master, in Southampton Water, Hampshire, on Thursday 28th December 2017 at 12:43, heading to the port.

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Saturday, 6 January 2018

My December 2017 In Pictures - Signs.


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The picture at the top shows an old coaching Inn sign (The Star Hotel), Southampton, Hampshire, on Saturday 9th December 2017 at 12:14.

To read the history of The Star Hotel (old coaching inn), Southampton, Hampshire, click on the link below:-
http://sotonopedia.wikidot.com/page-browse:star-hotel