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Travel Tuesday

South Cheshire Pipe Band

Travel Tuesday this week is a follow-up to last week which featured the South Cheshire Pipe Band drummer.

This is the band performing on The Square in the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England during a Medieval Fair.

Travel Tuesday: South Cheshire Pipe Band
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Travel Tuesday

Pipe Band Drummer

Travel Tuesday is traveling back to the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

There was a Medieval Fair on the town square although there wasn’t much sign of anything medieval. The South Cheshire Pipe Band were performing on a section of the square.

Travel Tuesday: Pipe Band Drummer
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Virginia Spiderwort

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) flower after rain.

The plant is native to eastern North America but widely grown in cottage gardens. This specimen was photographed in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. 

 

Flora and Fauna Friday: Virginia Spiderwort

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Travel Tuesday

Nantwich town square

My Travel Tuesday blog post this week is traveling back to the market town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England in the mid 1980s.

This is part of the town square and some of the buildings surrounding it. Known locally as The Square it’s the center of the oldest part of the town. The town has one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings in England with lots of good examples of Tudor and Georgian architecture.

A fire in December of 1583 destroyed most of the town to the east of the River Weaver which runs through the town.

 

Travel Tuesday: Nantwich town square

 

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Flora and Fauna Friday

Borage flower and buds

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is a Borage (Borago officinalis) flower and buds. An alternative common English name is Starflower.

A popular cottage garden plant it is now being grown commercially to produce Borage Seed Oil. This specimen was photographed in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

 

Flora and Fauna Friday: Borage flower and buds

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lots of Monochrome Arches

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Half Circles, Arches, Domes.

This is part of the interior of St Mary’s Church in Nantwich, Cheshire, England.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Symmetrical

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Symmetrical.

A small selection of almost symmetrical photos.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

The entrance to St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, Cheshire, England. Surprisingly symmetrical given that construction was interrupted for 20 years due to the Black Death.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Spread

Two American White Pelicans gliding in symmetrical formation, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Glass

Symmetrical drinking glass detail apart from the colour of the lights used, blue daylight and yellow artificial light.

 

One Word Sunday: Symmetry

Almost symmetrical wing markings on a Magpie Moth. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside

Almost symmetrical juvenile Great Tits begging for food having just heard an adult land at the nestbox entrance hole. Faddiley, Cheshire, England.

 

Silent Sunday: 22nd March 2020

Sort of symmetrical bare trees photographed on a walk around the neighborhood, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.