A flower from my daughter’s garden, probably gone now the cold weather has returned. Winter is on its way and the clocks go back this weekend in UK.
Changing the time twice a year was first established by the Summer Time Act of 1916, after a campaign by builder William Willett, so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have fewer daylight hours. It’s been changed a couple of times since then, notably during WW II when ‘Double’ summer time was introduced, 1941 to 1945 when Britain was GMT+2. Between 1968 and 1971 the clocks stayed at GMT+1 but statistics showed an increase in traffic accidents during the morning hours but a substantial decrease in the evening so UK reverted back to GMT/BST changes each year. Beginning at one o’clock, Greenwich mean time, in the morning of the last Sunday in March and ending at one o’clock, Greenwich mean time, in the morning of the last Sunday in October.
I hate it, it’s not natural, messes with my body clock, I’ve only just begun to get it into my head that in UK I can’t go shopping late evening, as most shops close after 17:00 hrs.
Quintessential English summer evening.
A small lookout tower: these towers of various sizes are quite common all over Northern Oman, a sign of previously troubled times.
Riverhead mill built in the mid 19th century of brown brick with a pantiled roof.
It was used as part of Great Driffield’s corn-trading centre & is now a grade II listed building.
Dark, cold & wet.
We have snow again – where is global warming when you want it ? although I remember some years back that there was a scare (sorry serious in-depth report) that we could go into a mini ice age again. Skating on the River Thames and Ebenezer Scrooge or stepping out of the wardrobe and seeing a gas light.
Old garden gate with flowers.
Another two from this mornings impromptu walk along the top end of Driffield canal.
A quick early morning walk along the canal – I had hoped it would be foggy but alas no, just a light mist. It was very cold though.
(yes I know it’s all relative, 1 or 2C. is not 25 to 35C. so I have an excuse)
Construction authorised in 1767, it was fully open for traffic in 1770. Although the railway arrived at Driffield in 1846, the canal prospered until the 1870s, when there became a gradual decline. The last commercial traffic was in 1951, it now being just a lovely walk.
Another from Ludlow Castle.
Inner courtyard – Ludlow castle.
Another view of Ludlow town.
Door & Window (Diffused) Ludlow castle.
Windows – Ludlow castle.
These arches were in the remains of a round tower within the castle walls.
Doorway with steps – Ludlow castle.
Edward Elgar Statue – Great Malvern.
Buried in Little Malvern cemetery.
1st Movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto as performed by cellist Jacqueline Du Pre with Daniel Barenboim
P.S – sorry about the video pop-ups – it’s the only version I can find.
Great Malvern Fountain Close-up.
Decorated water fountain – Malvern.
Gas Lamp early evening: Malvern.
Wild Olive – Jebel Shams @ about 7500ft.
Fuji X-pro1 with XF. 27mm f2.8 lens.
A very wet & slippery road – 4×4 in low ratio is a must ! as this was made at about 9000ft.