Sunday, December 26, 2004

A little something for the Solstice

Friday, December 24, 2004

And a Peaceful New Year....

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Probably the wisest being on the planet.

Winter spirits (Unfinished)


Today is the first day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere and also the smallest number of daylight hours. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2004


Sometimes you see a blog and you think, "this is what I ought to blog." So look at this link and tell me it's not funny!

Monday, December 13, 2004

For Example

This is a really great site!
Wow, what a great bunch of prints!

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Today we went to the seaside!

These are all on the Lincolnshire coast of England, and they'll be gone by mid January!

Sealed with a loving kiss

Yeah, I've got a smile on my face....I'm happy.O.K?

I'm cute...

What's that smell?


Little sand in my eye...

Sunday, December 05, 2004

The Eden Project, Cornwall, England

At the Eden Project

At the Eden Project.

At the Eden Project, a wild time was had by all!

The Eden Project, Cornwall, England

Saturday, December 04, 2004

The Space Centre, Leicester

St Wilfred's Church, Wilford, Nottingham

Fairy Glen, Skye, Scotland

Falkland Castle, Scotland

Mist over the Penny bridge, Wiford Nottingham

Iremonger pond, Wiford Nottingham

Monday, November 29, 2004

Denton Lund -- Fine Art Oil Paintings

Denton Lund -- Fine Art Oil Paintings

Some of the nicest paintings I've seen in a while....

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Try this gentle blog

is a place where ther's a kindred spirit.

Sunday, November 21, 2004


Discovered this great book about how the Chinese sent a treasure fleet around the world in 1421 and mapped America and Australia etc., etc. Exellent. Colombus et al were using chinese maps and chinese know how! Now it makes sense. Go to // for more.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004


Been to see my mate Arthur today.
Now there's a bloke who knows how to use his retirement. He collects ...wait for it...Travelling Irons. Yes the things thatyou take with you, or should I say took with you to ensure that you looked your best after n hours of travelling. Now there are aparently thousands of people worldwide who collect Irons.( Who'd have thought that?) but few who collect travelling irons.(I suppose it's what you call a niche )And they have collectors Fairs and all. And some irons fetch thousands of pounds!
Arthur also collects watches.The round pocket type.And after talking to him I can see why because they're very underestimated in this day and age. In the early 19th century they were mostly hand made, and as Arthur says, a bargain to get a gold watch at £190 when a Rolex will cost over a grand!
And finally he collects....and renovates lawn mowers and tractors. Spends hours and pounds on getting them pristine. And he wins prizes for them.
Otherwise, Arthur's a very normal and intelligent chap!

Monday, November 15, 2004

The Zedde Cup

1st International Zedde Cup Bowling Tournament at Volendam in the Netherlands

So that's a team from Holland (Volendam) Ireland (Bray) England (Nottingham, York,Sheffield, Barnsley) ten pin bowling over the last Weekend. And a great time was had by all. We met a lot of old friends and made some new ones. The Photos are at and follow the pctures link. (I'll try this when I'm done.)
Isn't msn groups badly organised? I can never get to where I want. You'd think that Microsoft could get it right even if it is free!

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Thought of the day

Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. It is man’s pretense that because he has choice he is free. Freedom is pure observation without direction, without fear of punishment and reward. Freedom is without motive; freedom is not at the end of the evolution of man but lies in the first step of his existence. In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom. Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity.

fantasy art and artists: click here for sf artwork, magazine cover illustrators,

fantasy art and artists: click here for sf artwork, magazine cover illustrators,

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

A caramelly sort of picture......

I like this!

Digital manipulation of a guide book image for Greenwich Observatory .

My latest painting, somewhat near completion.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Villanelle for Our Time

I heard this on the new Leonard Cohen Album.
It speaks......

From bitter searching of the heart,
Quickened with passion and with pain,
We rise to play the greater part.

This is the faith from which we start:
Men shall know commonwealth again,
From bitter searching of the heart.

We loved the easy and the smart,
But now, with keener hand and brain,
We rise to play a greater part.

The lesser loyalties depart,
And neither race nor creed remain
From bitter searching of the heart.

Not steering by the venal chart
That tricked the mass for private gain,
We rise to play a greater part.

Reshaping narrow laws and art
Whose symbols are the millions slain,
From bitter searching of the heart
We rise to play a greater part.

Frank Scott (1899 - 1985)

Thursday, November 04, 2004

US election...

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine. ~ Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Anyone identify these?

New Interest...

Got some photos I took in a local wood of fungi, and i'm trying to identify them. If you've got anyanswers please comment.

Now I can't identify this bracket fungus.

Pretty little picture of Horse mushrooms.

This is called Jew's ear in the UK.

Hypoxilon Fragiforme

Hymenochaete rubiginosa probably...

Horse mushroom

Fairy ring

Fairies Bonnets

cylidobasilium evolvens

Cramp Ball or King Alfred's cakes

Definitely Candle Snuff

Bjerkandera adusta probably

Well I think its Pine Fire Fungus, but I'm only learning!

Monday, November 01, 2004

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Tuesday's Chile

So its Tuesday. Tobin ourr grandson is over today and has spent the day drawing in front of the TV with Scooby Doo blaring out. Then he wants to play cricket in the hall.
Visit the Doctor's surgery to see how my medication's doing (for Type 2 Diabetes) Then Bowling tonight. We're the Dragon Masters up against Game Over. Yeah we can take em!

Monday, October 25, 2004

Almost impossible to recognise that lampshade.

This is the Eden Project in Cornwall, thro the eye of a digital lens.

Strange what you can do with a teapot cover.


The day an Alien came to visit.

Round Thing.

Yep, it's that old lampshade again.

No, I don't remember how I did this.

Meshwarp of a lampshade seen in Barcelona

I do Tai Chi and Chi Gung. This is a nice illustration of the flow of Chi. Think of this in treacle!

This is the solarised image of the inner workings of a watch. Pretty freaky eh?