15 October 2015

Gallery

Back to Monday and my day excursion to Lincoln. I took 166 pictures that day and they weren't all of the city's awesome cathedral. Especially for your edification and ocular pleasure, here's a little selection:-
At Sheffield's Midland Station before the 9.44 train arrived
By The Foss Dyke - a canal that has linked Lincoln with
The River Trent since Roman times
Royal Air Force Red Arrows training in the Lincolnshire skies
A swans' nest by Main Drain, South Carlton Fen
St John the Baptist Church in South Carlton
Honey fungus in St Vincent's churchyard, Burton-by-Lincoln
Birds on wires near Riseholme
Inquisitive cow on the Riseholme estate.
I forgot to mention that Shirley and I spent our wedding night in Lincoln thirty four years ago. Not for us a fortnight in the Maldives or a Caribbean beach holiday. We had just bought our first house and on the Sunday afternoon following our wedding and our one night honeymoon in Lincoln, I carried her over the threshold of 40 Leamington Street. My back has never been the same since! 

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  1. The Foss Dyke is very well composed. The Red Arrows started off well with a 'Y' but then they lost the plot with the 'P'.

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    1. HA! ....Those jets became a little irritating with noise they kept making when I was enjoying a peaceful walk.

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  2. These pictures were well worth taking!
    I am surprised to see a young swan so late in the year, but I guess he/she is already big and strong enough to make it through winter.
    Although I was married twice, I have not had a honeymoon in the Maldives or the Caribbean, either. And nobody has ever carried me over any threshold.

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    1. There were four other young swans further along the waterway - still with some of their grey cygnet plumage. How did Steve and your Sicilian beau get you over the threshold if they didn't carry you? A large catapult?

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  3. I'm glad you clad yourself and took the above photos, Yorkie.

    That honey fungus is incredible. The cow has such a satisfied look on its face I think she might have devoured some!

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    1. The burghers of Lincoln don't approve of naked ramblers Lee! And yes I agree that the honey fungus I spotted was stunning! I don't think I have ever seen any as monstrous as that. The cow was called Nelly after Dame Nelly Melba.

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    2. And I guess she can moo "La Traviata", too...the cow!!

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  4. The South Carlton church and burial ground looks restful place to stay awhile - but the honey fungus looks creepy and evil. The Foss Dyke looks as though it hasn't been cleaned up since the Romans left town.

    Ms Soup

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    1. The Foss Dyke still has boat traffic every day. That stuff on the surface was just algae and floating pond weed. As for the honey fungus, I am sure you could turn it into a nice wedding hat Alphie!

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  5. I love the pictures, especially the honey fungus and the birds on a wire. Stunning as usual, Mr. Pudding.

    p.s. Remind me to tell poor Shirley that you disrespected her in this most beautiful post!

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    1. Of course Big Bear would never disrespect you..... would he MT?
      (Voice from man cave - "I damn well would!")

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  6. That's a grand collection.

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  7. Excellent photos. I especially like the cemetery and the houseboat. And the fungus. I mean, really, who doesn't appreciate a good fungus? Oh, and the cow. Cows have kind eyes and are much more peaceful than humans.

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