Thursday, 30 April 2009

Grove Park Fountain























You just have to love spring...

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Coat of Arms in Grove Park























A very pretty, if a little strange coat of arms on a war memorial in Grove Park

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

The Wheel























Back to the wheel with colours pushed, quite an extreme vignette and the flare accentuated.
It made sense at the time...  ;)

Monday, 27 April 2009

The Marine Lake
















A low light photo of the Marine Lake.
I saw a guy kayaking in the lake the other day, he looked like he was getting quite a workout, handy with the tidal flow being so strong here and the tide going out so far!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

The English Rose






















Plantagenet: Since you are tongue tied, and so loath to speak,
In dumb significants proclaim your thoughts:
Let him who is a true-born gentleman,
And stands upon the honour of his birth,
If he believe that I have pleaded truth,
From this briar pluck a white rose with me.

 
Somerset : 
Let him that is no coward nor no flatterer,
But dare maintain the party of the truth,
Pluck a red rose from off this thorn with me.

Henry VI Part One, II.iv.25-32 


English Rose

No matter where I roam

I will come back to my english rose

For no bonds can ever tempt me from she


Ive sailed the seven seas,

Flown the whole blue sky.

But Ive returned with haste to where my

Love does lie.

No matter where I go I will come back to my english rose

For nothing can ever tempt me from she.

Ive searched the secret mists -

Ive climbed the highest peaks

Caught the wild wind home to hear her soft voice speak

To hear her soft voice speak

No matter where I roam

I will return to my english rose

For no bonds can ever keep me from she.


Ive been to ancient worlds

Ive scoured the whole universe

And caught the first train home

To be at her side.

No matter where I roam

I will return to my english rose

For no bonds can ever keep me from she

Weller

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Boat Paint














The final shot of the paint on the boats in Uphill Boat Yard

Friday, 24 April 2009

The Secret Lives of Trees
















I didn't even try to identify it despite currently reading 'The Secret Life of Trees' by Colin Tudge, but I loved the contrasting colours & strong shadows so had to shoot it.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Grove Park Bandstand
















Grove Park is really lovely, this bandstand came in really handy for a spot of alfresco chip eating.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Bloody Big Crane























There is so much work being done on the seafront.  I don't know if this is here to work on the Pier or the secondary sea defense wall.  Quite a crane though!

Monday, 20 April 2009

Parkour Guy Again























The Traceur again, I wanted to post this to show the concentration and obvious effort on his face.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Birnbeck Pier
















Birnbeck Pier in the distance, something has to be done before it slides into the sea forever.  surely we can't lose two piers - that would be just careless...

Friday, 17 April 2009

Keepy Uppy























Another shot of the lad I posted a few days back.  I was always pretty rubbish at keepy Uppy, just not committed enough to give it the time needed...

Thursday, 16 April 2009

The Best Ice Cream in WsM
















A few minutes walk from the Grand Pier where the ice cream is the normal stuff served everywhere you can get superb cones from this little cafe.  Worth the shoe leather!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Boats (again)
















Another shot of the boats in front of Knightstone Island.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Lorrain's Revisited























Looking a lot happier than when it appeared last on February the 19th.
Still no idea where that missing 'e' has gone though!

Monday, 13 April 2009

Granville























What can be more British seaside than a donkey ride?
This is Granville taking a break, the owners must be fans of classic Bristish comedy.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Things to Come
















We are in line to get one of these wheels permanently, a 'Weston Eye'.

This has been put up temporarily on the seafront, it was doing a roaring trade in the great weather yesterday.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Messing Around on the Beach























Well the weather has not let us down, Bank Holiday weekend by the seaside and the 'sun is cracking the flags'as my mum would have said.

These two were practicing their free running or Parcourt - very impressive.

Friday, 10 April 2009

A Great Day to be a Bird in Weston-super-Mare...
















Sadly it is a bit of a grey day here today, not an auspicious start to the Easter weekend.

Hopeful for tomorrow though...

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Evolution























I am sure these birds didn't evolve purely to clear Weston-super-Mare beach of dropped or discarded chips & ice cream but they are certainly making  a living of it now!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Broken Stones


Like pebbles on a beach
Kicked around, displaced by feet
Like broken stones - all trying to get home.
Like a loser's reach
Too slow & short to hit the peaks
So lost & alone - trying to get home.

As another piece shatters
Another little bit gets lost
And what else really matters - at such a cost?

Like a loser's reach -
Too slow & short to hit the peaks

Paul Weller


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Boat Paint



Another peeling boat shot from Uphill.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Beach Patrol



What a job!  I'm sure it can be grim in the winter when the wind is raging & the rain horizontal but a nice drive down the beach in the evening sun sounds good to me!

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Childs Play



Not a high wall but I bet balancing on this wall was the most important thing in this lads mind at the time.  The breeze would have been a raging storm & he would have been poised on a cliff edge way above the sea... Or is that just me that does that sort of thing?!  ;)

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Pebbles & Ice Cream


This little harbour is a few minutes walk from my house.  It is great for Ada to play with the pebbles, carrying them from one place to another & dropping them in the rock pools.  It also has a little cafe serving the best ice cream in Weston-super-Mare.  Bonus!

Friday, 3 April 2009

Driftwood


Sand Bay is unswept unlike the main beach in Weston and is ideal for driftwood and beachcombers. I've had hours of fun there with my children making dens out of sticks and the like...!

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Beachside fence


This is the fence that runs along the top side of Sand Bay. I am not sure what its purpose is, as it is too low and is not continuous, so is clearly not designed to keep people out and too full of gaps to stop water or sand passing through! Any ideas welcomed!!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Yellow Peril



Washed up on the beach near the Grand Pier...


Not what we need to be floating round our seas I feel.

This month the City Daily Photo theme day is based on the colour yellow. Please go and have a look at some of the other contributions, there are a few you might expect but many that will surprise you. Watch out for the conception photo - my favourite today I think!