Wednesday, June 29, 2005

it's alright dear ! its just the booze being delivered .... Posted by Hello

blimey ! its july already, nearly !

i'd better order in a few hogsheads for the loved one's birthday !

Monday, June 27, 2005

another dawn in wandsworth Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 26, 2005

licor de amendoa Posted by Hello

no picture today ... well maybe on second thoughts

... it is four in the afternoon and i'm still in my pyjamas ...

( people who have known me for years will be shocked to learn that i have acquired some in my fifty-fifth year )

... but i need to remark on this morning's fruit salad ...

the loved one has excelled, again, pouring some sweet portugese almond liqueur over the chopped fruit before adding the top layer of honey and greek yogurt

i am awarding her another gold star forthwith

Thursday, June 23, 2005

sunny ! Posted by Hello

surprised at sunrise

a garrulous extrovert stopped me as i cycled to work through her neighbourhood and quickly asked twenty questions about my reasons for cycling by the river, living in london, not doing what my talents fit me for, etc ... and she took my photograph ... then, as the conversation was ending, because i still had to get to work, an early ray of sunshine illuminated her for this impromptu portrait

take it away brick by brick and install it on the strip in vegas Posted by Hello

never say never

surely its time that a new use was found for the tower of london ... i know, what about a casino ?

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

another dawn in battersea Posted by Hello

a thousand years Posted by Hello


i'll have to keep visiting the peace pagoda in battersea park and the ancient yew in kent until i can get one picture of each that says exactly what they are, & in the meantime you'll have to forgive me for today's notquitegoodenoughs

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

linseed trespassing in the spectrum ... it just shouldn't be that colour ! Posted by Hello

readers, i swam ! Posted by Hello

two kinds of blue

a field of linseed in the early light zapped my visual cortex into quivering hysterics !

and then in brighton the sea was blue, and readers, i swam !

Monday, June 20, 2005

a steamy day begins Posted by Hello

dawn at the peace pagoda Posted by Hello

the singing monks Posted by Hello

soul music

unusually, there were other humans in battersea park this morning before five

two monks were chanting a mantra and beating a drum just as the sun had risen

as they circled the great "?stupa?", their song faded and then returned with a resonance that cleaved my heart like a burning spear and i wept for a few moments

partly for the beauty of their harmony, and partly from a sense that they existed in a oneness with beauty that i might not achieve

Saturday, June 18, 2005

a good day and a bad day

i went for a wonderful bike ride in the hush of a perfect summer morning, crossing putney bridge to fulham and exploring the thames path up to the next wonderful bridge at hammersmith, and back through the quiet meadows of barnes common ... then, back in putney someone nicked my bike ... i've bought another, with a bigger lock ... and its safe to say i was traumatised ... for five minutes ... and my credit card will traumatised for months

barnes common oak leaves early one mid-summer morning Posted by Hello

hammersmith bridge south portal Posted by Hello

hammersmith bridge chains Posted by Hello

hammersmith bridge giant coat of arms Posted by Hello

hammersmith bridge's giant acanthus and my bike, stolen later this day at putney high street Posted by Hello

the prettiest bridge in london Posted by Hello

Friday, June 17, 2005

the lanes of sussex are infested wiv 'em Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 16, 2005

tombstone at fawkham in kent Posted by Hello

thousand year old yew tree at west kingsdown in kent Posted by Hello

railway bridge at battersea, they don't make 'em like they used to Posted by Hello

old battersea skyscape Posted by Hello

new battersea skyscape Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

first light in battersea park Posted by Hello