Atlas Fountain – Castle Howard.
The Fountain and pond date from 1850: designed by William Andrews Nesfield with the sculpted figures carved in Portland stone by John Thomas.
Nature at its most delicate No2.
The third section of the abandoned buildings on the Castle Howard Estate.
As can be seen from the dull & overcast sky; the weather has not been kind, but it is nice being able to get away and spend some time in the area. Infact will probably spend the next couple of months going back & fore as there is a lot going on for spring and early summer. The Castle Howard house, grounds, gardens & several events are not to be missed.
Another abandoned building on the Castle Howard Estate.
An interesting building opposite the one in the previous post.
Left to slowly deteriorate and if it wasn’t for the robust construction and intact roof, would surely soon be beyond reclamation.
Derelict buildings on the Castle Howard Estate North Yorkshire.
A rather dull & overcast day, but at least it was not raining.
The small mission chapel of Coneysthorpe: erected in 1835, a building of stone, with a small turret that contains one bell.
Forgotten Chair – Coneysthorpe village Nth Yorkshire.
Part of the Castle Howard Estate.
Tree with tussock grass: Somerset.
Stanton Drew Stone Circles – Standing stone.
Catkins – diffused & brown toned.
Stanton Drew Stone Circles – Early morning mist as moon goes down.
Winter tree No2 – Somerset.
I cheated with this one, flipped it horizontally because I preferred the big tree on the left & the road curving in from the right.
Another winter tree.
It may still look rather cold, but it was not all fog & rain. In fact most of the day was very nice for the time of year.
Not sure exactly where this was, we had been travelling back and fore trying to catch the murmuration of starlings.
My obsession with trees & fog continues – on this walk I managed to drop a lens cap. Could I find it? not a chance, rather annoying because it was the only thing keeping the front of the lens dry in all the fog. At least it was a cheap item to replace (a free one from my daughter 🙂 ) not like the time I lost my Nikon DK-17M magnifying eyepiece from the Nikon F4, that was rather costly.
If you have never tried one of these, I would recommend getting one, especially if using manual focus lenses; it gives a 1.2x magnification, making the viewfinder appear much larger, without causing problems for the dioptre adjustment.
Black Down hills Somerset No2.
Stanton Drew Stone Circles – Split toned.
Drainage ditch Clapton in Gordano.
Part of the village of Clapton in Gordano Somerset, on a rather cold and damp morning.
Black Down, the highest point in the Mendip Hills Somerset.
According to that well-known online Encyclopedia, which agrees with a book I have: the name Black Down comes from the Saxon word ‘Blac’ or ‘Bloec’ meaning bleak or dark and ‘Dun’ meaning down or fort. There are several Bronze Age round barrow earth covered burial tombs & a nearby Iron Age hill fort in the area.