Monday, December 20, 2010

Hampstead Snowed

Yesterday we had the heaviest snow this year ( so far ). These are taken in Hampstead Heath. Pond is frozen, dog is on the ice and wagging his tail, inviting owner to play with him. He sensibly dared not!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cat The Tea Lover

Like a dormouse in The Mad Hatter's Tea Party - but this one seems voluntarily action.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Pekin Bantam girls, Queeny, Harriet and Bronco

Three Pekin Bantam girls joined us in the garden from 17th Aug. They are 3 month and half old, for 4-5 years life span I imagine they are still preteens? Really sweet. They happily peck and flap about in the garden always stick to each other. If one of them get apart accidentally the rest rushes to reunite hastily. Remind me of Dæmons in His Dark Material. Or one for all, all for one...

Fluffy bum

Meet the chooks

Sunday, July 25, 2010

the 2010 Chap Olympiad

Picnickers at the 2010 Chap Olympiad

Under The Butler’s impassive gaze, a contestant in the Bounders event at the 2010 Chap Olympiad offers remarks caddish enough to provoke a slap

A spectator at the 2010 Chap Olympiad stiffens his drink

Chap Olympiad

Contestants in the 2010 Chap Olympiad assemble on the podium for the Lighting of the Olympic Pipe

Protected from the sun by his topee, a contestant at the 2010 Chap Olympiad takes a musical break with his ’cello

Umbrella Jousting contestants in the 2010 Chap Olympiad make successful attacks on each other’s wheels

Chap Olympiad: Behold the Pipe

The Butler holds aloft the Olympic Pipe at the 2010 Chap Olympiad

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Up close..

Now,up closer. Do you see a seagull perching on the edge of the balcony? Compare to the one on the roof, it's more like an albatross. Quite tricky treat to one's eye, it's in fact a cut-out. A piece of flat bird drawing on a wooden board. Looking at it myself now, I feel dubious though. Is it a board? Is it a bird?

A derelict building at seaside

This is a derelict building near Poole, where a picture of the previous post had taken.A seaside town with a slightly decayed feeling, once thrived as a popular resort (and still clings to it), is my kinda town to stroll in. Because I grew up in it, I dive in a great deal of nostalgia.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A cliff hanger

The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The London Elephant Parade

The elephants are on the streets of London from May until July.
It celebrates the beauty of the magnificent Asian elephant. This is one of 258 painted elephants in locations across central London.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Holy Island

It's mysterious. First impression of those two tiny pointed towers look like an ancient object which has lost its meaning to the modern age, I wondered for a while if these once concern a moon truck for a ceremonial purpose. In fact these are for navigation for ships.

Friday, May 07, 2010

A calf at Helsett farm

I visited a farm in Cornwall for famous Cornish clotted cream. A milky calf like her is a great potential star!