Rain and cool winds these last few days – but still a wonderful place to live. The swallows are starting to gather on the telephone wires ready for their migration to Africa and sunshine for the winter.
It rained heavily yesterday and the water meadows below the house are cloaked in mist at the beginning of a fine day.
Photograph taken by Anthony J Sargeant from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home at dawn on the 24th August 2015. The weather this year has yielded some wonderful sunrises and sunsets but the last few days have been cold and wet. Nonetheless the dawn sky can still be impressive.
The Cutty Sark in the evening on the riverside at Greenwich
Tony Sargeant has always tried to take a photograph from the bedroom window when he has stayed at hotels on conferences and holidays. This week we stayed at The Mercure Hotel (in Greenwich, London) which had some scaffolding on the outside of the building – nonetheless from between the scaffold we could see Flamsteed House and the Observatory on the top of the hill in Greenwich Park. The photograph was taken as the sun rose over the horizon. Flamsteed House with its signal ball is just to the right of the sun on the sky line and the dome of the observatory lies almost in the centre of the skyline.
This dramatic piece of embroidery is a 19th century Susani from Uzbekhistan. A fabulous work of art but as nearly always with such textiles – anonymous. It measures 2.18 metres by 1.35 metres.
This photograph of a striking sky was taken from the bedroom window of our Shropshire home on 7th August 2015. We are privileged to live in such wonderful countryside. Shropshire has a gentle English landscape which changes from season to season and day by day. Living as we do looking up to Wenlock Edge gives us wonderful sunrises and sunsets.