And Now It’s 2019

And now it’s 2019! 2018 is gone – that was quick! After a tumultuous year I stopped posting anything for a while. Took a blogging holiday! Now I am back!

Green Leaves

Just leafing through some old photos (couldn’t resist that!) I came across these two photos of green leaves, taken at different times and places. The top one was a hand held macro (Canon EOS 450D, 100mm macro, 1/200s f/4.5) taken on a spring day. I liked the way the bud is unfurling in front of…

Swan on the Lake – with a Photo Tip

A pretty swan on the lake. I spotted this swan on the local lake. A nice image but very busy. De-saturating the image to just a hint of colour improved it.

Brackley Poppies

What a fantastic effort. Brackley’s recently refurbished town hall, adorned with 10,425 poppies crocheted by local residents in preparation for Remembrance Day, 2018.

Lighthouse Fort de Brescu

The lighthouse on Fort de Brescu off Cap d’Agde in France. We took a day trip and did a boat trip which went around the island.

Caught My Eye: Coffee and Black Ops

Coffee and Black Ops. Love a GOOD cup of coffee to start the day, especially filtered. But a coffee called Black Ops does worry me a bit!

Caught My Eye: Turkish Food and Photo Challenges

Here are a couple of things that caught my eye this week. Turkish Dinner at Black Pepper You don’t need to go far to find something interesting. And sometimes it’s right around the corner. This week ended with a celebration dinner. With no real experience of Turkish food (I don’t think the shish kebabs from…

Caught My Eye – Destinations

Summer. And this year it’s a good hot summer in the UK. For us it’s a time to think about our next destination and do some planning and research. We don’t have to worry about school holidays, but we absolutely have no wish to join the summer holiday migration. Visit Europe to go to crowded…

Caught My Eye – 13 January 2018

Caught My Eye This Week – 13 January This is a slightly new approach for Travels of the Hairy1. Reading other blogs and articles of interest, especially in my own niche, is a key part of staying up to date and keeping the ideas flowing. In any week I will read, probably a few dozen…