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Index of Photoblogs

The following are links to my photoblogs (more for my convenience than anyone's!):

4 months stranded (most pleasantly) in Madeira, thanks to COVID-19 and the UK Government, December 2020-May 2021
“Fairfield Light”, taken around Fairfield Hospital mostly in 2018 **
Cornwall, England (including Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan), June 2018

Sintra, Portugal, June 2017
Lisbon, Portugal, June 2017
Palm Island, Florida, March 2017
Nice and Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Côte d'Azur, France, September/October 2016
Cruise on the Douro River, Portugal (with a day trip to Salamanca in Spain), June 2016

Florida - Jensen Beach and Stuart, February 2016
Nice, Côte d'Azur, France (mostly Asian Arts Museum and Phoenix Park), November 2015
Lisbon, Portugal, September 2015 (includes visit to the Lisbon Oceanarium)
Parham House and Gardens, Sussex, July 22nd, 2015
Ash Lawn-Highland, home of President James Monroe, May 2015

Nice, Côte d'Azur, France, February 28th to March 15th, 2015
Sorrento Peninsula and Amalfi Coast, Italy, September 2013
Devon and Somerset (Knightshayes Court and Cothay Manor) April 2013
Beautiful autumn - Havant and the South Downs, October 2012
Scenic seaside and the home of Agatha Christie - Dartmouth, Sept/Oct 2012

A beautiful hotel in Majorca, September 2012
France (Midi-Pyrénées), June 2012
Gardens, picturesque towns and the Devon seaside - West Country, October 2011
Sirmione on Lake Garda, Italy, July 2011
Gardens, lake walks and home of Wordsworth - English Lake District, April 2011

Aix-en-Provence, October 2010
Charlottesville, Virginia, October 2010
Malta, the Pope and the Volcano - April 2010
A Walk in the New Forest, May, 2010
Mykonos, Greece - Summer 2006

Snow in England, December 2009 **
Waddesdon Manor, Historic House and Gardens, December 21st 2009
Whitby, Yorkshire - November 17th, 2009
Cannero-Riviera on Lake Maggiore, Italy - July 23rd 2009
Fantasy of Flight, World's Greatest Aircraft Collection, April 2009

Fell walking, Beatrix Potter, Arthur Ransome, Blackwell House - English Lake District, September 2008
Wrest Park, August 29th, 2008
Florida Keys, June 2008
Corsican Cats, September 2007
Venice (and what came after), September 2001

( ** indicates local photography)


Singles, shorts, and contributions by offspring:

Swans at Hinchingbrooke Country Park, January 2022 **
The River Ouse Nearly Overflowing, Christmas 2021 **
By the River Ouse, near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Autumn 2021 **
Oxfordshire Skies, 9th September 2017 (as Hurricane Irma hits Florida)

Supermoon, November 14th 2016 **
Decorative fungi, Baulk Wood, January 2016 **
Storm Henry approaching, January 2016 **
Shadows in the mist, September 2015 **
First touch of autumn (spiderweb), August 2015 **

Sky over Baulk Wood **
Lisbon, Portugal, July 2014
December Sunset, December 8th 2013 **
A quiet evening at the hotel Villa La Massa, Florence, June 2013
"Old Friends", 5th December 2012 - a group of gravestones in the old cemetery in a nearby meadow **

Autumn is here again... October 2012 **
Trees, mist and frost, January 14th 2012 **
Epping Forest - autumn and winter, 2011
Super Full Moon, March 19th 2011 **
February Sunrise, 2011 **

Autumn in England - November 6th, 2010 **
Cold Front - weather dividing overhead, November 16th, 2010 **
Winter (early) in England - frost and mist, December 15th, 2010 **
Early morning with frost (manual HDR) - February 2010 **
Snow in England December 2009 **

Snow in England February 2009 **
Matamanoa sunsets (daughter's picture), January 19th 2009
Bleinheim Palace in the snow (daughter's picture) early 2007
Stepping stones at Bolton Abbey (daughter's picture)
A quiet corner of Western Venice, September 2001

( ** indicates local photography)


Is this your first time here?

A good way to get a quick intro to the rest of my Categorian blog, should you want to, is to visit my White Rabbit Index.

To go to my Categorian blog home page, click the chevrons (>>) below.


Here are a few suggestions if you want a quick sample of what I think are the best of these pages (if you are looking for my favourite tags, they're below).

Fun Stuff:

Selections from Classic Peanuts **
Moonshadow68's great cartoon collection **
Some great computer games **
Sock It To The Holidays (Carol Of The Bells) - a hilarious review of economics in 2008
White Christmas by Joshua Held - the coolest, funniest Christmas video ever?
Corsican Cats
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Tigger Shot: The uninvited bouncing had gone on long enough...
Bear Feet: grizzlies snooze the afternoon away...
Civilization comes to Washington Dulles Airport!

Beautiful Stuff:

"Lux Aeterna" by Cristóbal Vila **
"Harvest Moon" by Neil Young, a wonderful slow-dance track for all you romantic people **
"Down Like Rain" by Jessie Cook **
Stained glass by Robert Oddy
Enya "China Roses" / Angelsolcito "Beautiful Dream" **
Titian beauty by Black Orchid **
"Elixir" by Melanie Delon
"Healing" by Hyung Jun Kim **
"Kathy's Song" by Paul Simon **
"Just for now", multi-tracked live by Imogen Heap **
"Stealing from an eye" by ~calico901 on deviantART **
"Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme", Simon and Garfunkel
"For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her", Simon and Garfunkel
"River Man", haunting autumnal song in 5/4 time by Nick Drake **
"Leaping to the high wild mountain" - snow leopard
Window frost patterns
"Dream..Dream" by Rarindra Prakarsa

Interesting Stuff:

Mission Galapagos, stunning BBC documentary **
My "Trump Diaries", following the slow-motion train wreck happening in the USA **
What we take for granted (2)... GPS, the miracle in your smartphone **
What we take for granted (1)... what would a megabyte (gigabyte, terabyte) look like if we could see individual bits?
“Minions”, and the fascination of constructed languages **
Decoding the songs of humpback whales
Is our weather getting worse? **
A tour of the International Space Station **
Curiosity Rover lands on Mars (from NASA TV) **
Create your own ambient sounds with free online mixer desk **
Nature by Numbers **
Global Breakfast Radio
How To Build... A Jumbo Jet Engine
Word games and spreadsheets
The harp guitar
Awesome pictures from Hubble (and a science poem)
The amazing Mandelbrot Set, and other explorations
A real revolution in car engines
BBC Radio 4 Programmes - A History of the World in 100 Objects
My travel photoblogs (index) **

Great Entertainment: **

The Art of Animation: Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
The Art of Animation: Disney's “Tangled”
Battlestar Galactica (2003 TV miniseries followed by 2004-2009 TV series)
The most relaxing PC games
Borgen - one of the finest political TV dramas ever made
Karen Gillan in “Angels Take Manhatten” - Doctor Who reaches new heights (unequalled since, but still hoping!)
Pane e Tulipani (Bread and Tulips) - one of my favourite romantic feel-good movies
Born of Hope - amazingly good amateur prequel to The Lord of the Rings, free to watch
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
Most enjoyable movie of 2007 (and a lesson in enjoying life): Ratatouille
Spend an evening with Diana Krall
St Trinian's (the movie) - wonderful political incorrectness
More on my Movies/TV page... >>


Favourite Tag Selections:

arts ~ painting ~ watercolour ~ drawing ~ pencil ~ acrylic ~ digital art ~ sculpture ~ stained glass ~ art sites

photography ~ hdr photography ~ night photography ~ photography tutorials ~ photography sites ~ photoshop

landscape ~ seascape ~ boats ~ urbanscape ~ still life ~ sunrise ~ sunset ~ abstract ~ desktop wallpaper

portraits ~ mood portraits ~ figurative art ~ fantasy art

things to enjoy in life ~ relaxation ~ smiles ~ childhood ~ nature ~ humour ~ beautiful women ~ nudes (tasteful) ~ romantic stuff ~ reading ~ books ~ entertainment ~ computer games ~ movies ~ animation ~ music ~ summer ~ autumn ~ winter ~ rain ~ snow ~ christmas ~ england ~ florida ~ france ~ italy

life improvement ~ inspiration ~ London 2012 Olympics ~ London 2012 Paralympics ~ urban regeneration

science ~ science and religion ~ astronomy ~ space exploration ~ NASA ~ mind stretchers ~ environment

nature ~ forests ~ flowers ~ dogs ~ cats ~ wildlife ~ bears ~ birds ~ owls

** computers ~ computer help ~ categorian help ~ internet ~ computer security ~ software ~ operating systems ~ windows 7 ~ windows 10

Posts relating to Brian's web site

All of my Categorian tags...


The Coyote Route:

This is another way to zip through my back pages. If you want a fast sample that jumps you in at different points (which may change from time to time), just click the Coyote!

Once you're there, you can follow a sequence by clicking the chevrons >> at the end of a post, or try clicking a tag you like at the top of a post.

That's it for now... I'll update this occasionally... Gotta run!

[Dashes off, pretending to be busy, and finds a good place for an afternoon siesta]