Wind in the Willows Mr Toad Brockholes

Smile on Saturday: Mr Toad and his Friends.

Mr Toad and Friends go Birdwatching. I went for a wander around a local nature reserve, Brockholes, a couple of weeks ago.  I had decided NOT to take photographs and simply enjoy observing the wildlife. I made point of leaving my camera at home and took only binoculars. However, the photographer in Read more…

Knaresborough: A Phantom Door cottage

Knaresborough: An Illusory Pink Door

All is not what it seems in Knaresborough….. I spotted this wonderfully vibrant door when I was heading to the market in the town square. I did laugh when I got close enough to photograph it:         Some things in Knaresborough are real…. …….like this view from Read more…

Too many Cooks teddy bears baking

Smile on Saturday: Tea for Two Teddy Bears

I saw these in a shop window this week and smiled:     And this is what’s making me smile right now as I write this post. (Any minute now one of them will be on the keyboard. They’ve already walked across it and deposited cat hair )   Thank Read more…

Thursday Doors: A Bird on the Head.

A bird on the head…… ……..is worth two on the bench …..but only in Barcelona.   Can you spot the keyhole on this door? And a couple of secret panels?   I wasn’t the only one in the Gothic Quarter that day photographing doors for Norm’s Thursday Doors. Perhaps Norm Read more…

Weather station stone Hardrow Scar Waterfall Dales Yorkshire smile on Saturday

Smile On Saturday: Hardraw Scar Weather Station

Smile on Saturday! A new series starts here today. In this series I’ll be showing sights I’ve seen on my travels which have made me smile.  I hope you smile too. Week 1: Hardraw Scar Waterfall’s unique Weather Station: (Sometimes “Hardraw” is spelt “Hardrow” and “Scar” is sometimes “Scaur”, all depending Read more…

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