Six Word Saturday

Light and Shade On the Tower

Six Word Saturday: Light and Shade On the Tower

With a Pigeon On the Top.

Light and shade on St Paul’s Anglican Church tower in Southampton, Ontario.

Sometimes It’s Just About The Light.

Taken on a walk around Southampton last Saturday morning.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday challenge.

Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower prompt.

I had several ideas for a post with three or four different towers in mind. Each had some interesting detail and history but I couldn’t find a way of tying any of them together.

So I decided to pick just one. One that is no longer a tower although you can tell it used to be one.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

This is the Church of St Editha in Church Eaton, Staffordshire, England. The church is largely 12th century. Originally built with a tower, the tower was later modified to add a spire.




Alternative spellings are lichgate, lycugate, lyke-gate or as two words lych gate.

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates.

The word lych dates back to Old English or Saxon and means corpse. Lychgates are covered gateways into an English churchyard.


Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

The lychgate into the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Acton, Cheshire, England. A traditional style with an extensive roof.


Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Fences and Gates

The lychgate into the churchyard of the Church of St Editha, Church Eaton, Staffordshire, England. A more modern representation of a lychgate. There are several interesting things in the photo, at the left edge of the frame in an old fashioned water pump. Between the water pump and the lychgate is a very worn sandstone step. The step has had so much use that the slab of sandstone has been flipped over to use the other side as the step. Finally, according to my caption on the slide mount the church originally had a tower with the spire added at a later date.


One Word Sunday


Actually I count at least four crosses. But they’re not really the point of this post.

The tall sundial in the foreground is what remains of a medieval cross. It was turned into a sundial in the late 17th century.

An act of vandalism that wouldn’t be considered these days. Destroying something medieval to make a sundial is the sort of thing that makes me Cross.

This is my contribution to One Word Sunday: Cross.

One Word Sunday: Cross.

One Word Sunday


St James’ Church, Audlem, Cheshire, England.

One Word Sunday.

Church at sunset.

Cosmic Photo Challenge

Audlem Church in Silhouette

The Cosmic Photo Challenge this week is Shadows, Shapes and Silhouettes.

I had lots of ideas for this challenge. Then I thought about this photo. It’s shot of St James’ Church, Audlem, Cheshire, England silhouetted by the setting sun.

It was taken in the mid 1980s and sat ignored in my slide files until I started copying them with a digital camera. It’s strange, since copying and editing the slide the shot has grown on me.

St James' Church, Audlem at sunset.