Sunday, January 31, 2021

P P Penquin


The last of the 'Splash of Red' for now.

 Penquins are a standing joke in one part of our family and the presense of this pair in our glasses cupboard bears witness to it. 

Next month, if I carry on, there'll be a new theme, TBD.

Saturday, January 30, 2021



A couple of splashes of red on my O-Gauge model railway layout in the form of an LMS 0-6-0T, colloquially known as a 'Jinty'.

Apparently the recent periods of enforced home dwelling has led to a resurgence of interest in this hobby (which is nice).

Friday, January 29, 2021

Not Boxing Clever

At the bottom of this box is a replacement blade for a pair of gardener's secateurs. This slim item was the sole occupant of this box which came from Amazon - no other items, no packing materials. A sublime example of wasting the planet's resources - a small padded envelope would have sufficed.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Man at Ease


It has taken a long time for shops to realise that men need to be catered for in female-oriented retail outlets. Here I am, perfectly content with my paper (it's an old photo, today it would be an iPhone) and I'll sit there for an hour or more if needs be.

The annoyance comes when Monica decides, after a couple of minutes, that there's nothing of interest and we're off out again.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Rusting Away (with Red Splashes)

 I don't often photograph cars but this American beast caught my eye, rusting away at the roadside in New Mexico.

Saturday, January 23, 2021



Several years ago when I obviously had as much time on my hands as I do now, I went through a phase of using Photoshop to single out colours on a photograph against a monochrome background.

This is one I did on an image taken on a sunny, spring day at the junction of Broad Street and High Street in Pershore, Worcestershire. Hours of fun! 

Friday, January 22, 2021


One of our regular walks takes us over an oil pipeline that runs from Fawley in Hampshire up to the West Midlands. It was built in the 1980s and is here 164.9 kilometres from its start point. It's gratifying to see that imperial measurements are still alive and kicking as witnessed by the 14 inch pipe diameter.