Friday, 29 May 2015

Mosses and lichens in Scottish woods












Wandering in the peaceful Scottish woods, observing the low lying mosses and hidden worlds near the path, populated by myriad sentient beings. Imagining oneself miniaturised as a tiny sentient being, one would look up at the giants towering above, or perhaps not notice any giants at all. The giants could bestow benevolence or trample one underfoot.

Sunset in the West of Scotland









Recently Jeff and I stayed in Scotland for a week, there were some great sunsets with unusual cloud formations.

Leazes Park Spring Flowers and new footpath sign






















Some fabulous flowers this Spring in Leazes Park, most of these were seen recently on the walk from the Richardson Road RVI Leazes Wing entrance, heading towards the Barack Road entrance.




New Public Footpath sign, pointing in towards the entrance to Leazes Park and Castle Leazes Little Moor, which is at the junction of Barrack Road and Stanhope Street, opposite the Black Bull Public House.
I've been trying to get a good photo of this sign which naturally shows the distinctive green "Public Footpath shade", to no avail as yet.

Former Newcastle General Hospital Nurses Home



Looking at the Former Newcastle General Hospital Nurses Home on Westgate Road, from the grounds of the Newcastle General Hospital site across the road.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Westgate Hill Shops

Recently I upgraded the operating system on my rather old Mac to the latest, Yosemite, which forced me to also upgrade the photo software from an old version of iPhoto to the new "Photos". For some reason all the photos on my computer are looking a bit different, and I noticed some taken last year which I hadn't got around to publishing.






Newsagent on Westgate Hill



Westgate Hill Post Office, near the inner city enclave of Summerhill Square.
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