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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Shafts of sunlight & rays of hope


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Hope for the New Year?
Hope it brings whatever you want.

Friday, December 28, 2007

The aftermath.


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Look what happens when the street cleaners get a couple of days off. Oh how we take them for granted.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Foggy Christmas weather.


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Our Christmas weather is very often mild and foggy, and this year was no exception. Just before Christmas we had a very cold snap, then the winds changed, blowing in from the south and west, bringing the milder air. The resulting fog caused huge problems at the airports and on the motorways.
These pictures are of the River Taf and the Millenium stadium.
Hope you all had a pleasant Christmas Day.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Llandaf Fields

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This is the old drinking fountain in Llandaf Fields.
No longer in use but over the years it will have given good service for those using the fields. Llandaf fields were given to the people of Cardiff by the Marquis of Bute for recreation purposes only.
Behind it you can just about make out the spire of Llandaf Cathedral, so years ago people walking from Cardiff to the cathedral may have had a drink here. There is an older drinking well by the Cathedral and I will post a picture of that sometime.
Today is also the Winter Solstice which is always good to celebrate, as the days now start getting longer and Spring becomes that bit nearer.
I expect this will be the last post before Christmas so have a Merry Christmas everyone.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Cyclamen

If thou of fortune be bereft,
And in thy store there be but left,
Two loaves, sell one, and with the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed thy soul.
And if you can't find a hyacinth then a cyclamen will do!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mid Winter




In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.
Christina Rossetti

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

My route to work.


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Work your way from left to right and you have my cycle route to work. I'm lucky in that I have a 4 mile route which is virtually traffic free, if I leave early enough. Its far more relaxing than going in the car.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Tenby

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After a week of winter gales it hasn't been the time to go out and take some shots.
Looking through some earlier pictures, here's one of my favourite places, Tenby harbour. Apologises if I have posted it before but it a view that cheers me up.

Monday, December 03, 2007

One of the things I like about Christmas.......

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....and thats the Salvation Army band playing carols in the shopping centres.