Thursday, 27 November 2014

Wintry Foliage

Carved Tree, Been there for Years

This artwork was made from the trunk of a dead tree.

Looks Like Autumn, Feels Like Winter

Leazes Park again.

Autumn Gives Way to Winter

Mushrooms colonising the remains of the "Leaning Poplar" in Leazes Park.

I had a long break from blogging as I was at Throssel Hole for a couple of weeks, one of them on the Segaki retreat, which was quite an experience, then when I got back I didn't have any free time until just recently.

I have discovered some interesting facts about growing trees and bushes, one of these is that you can grow trees and bushes from "root balls" and all kinds of these are available on ebay!

Friday, 17 October 2014


Some autumn berries seen on Barrack Road today. A type of rosehip and a type of cotoneaster.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Vegan and Vegetarian Toothpaste

Recently I posted about my search for a Vegan or Vegetarian Toothpaste suitable for sensitive teeth.
I am happy to report Superdrug are again stocking these products, and as I was not able to find any news of them on the internet, even on Superdrug's own website, I am posting these photos, one of Sensitive and one of Sensitive Whitening.
The packaging is quite different from the old one so I expect this is a product relaunch.

Info on back of pack stating suitable for vegetarians and vegans, also cruelty free "Leaping Bunny" symbol, which can only be used when product is certified NOT Tested on Animals.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Autumn spider and moon

Another sign of autumn, here is a big spider on its web, and a moon, both photos by Jeff.