Tag Archives: Longdon

Summer’s first breath

We’ve had a really fine few days, and I really feel now that summer is on her throne – the leaves are all fully out now, the whites and yellows of spring are turning to the reds and purples of summer, and nature and the landscape is resplendent in the multi-colured jacket the sun provides.

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The last big weekend of the summer

It’s been another heat bank holiday weekend, and I got to cycling over the Chase and through East Staffordshire – too many pictures for 365days, so I thought I’d do a gallery.[caption id="attachment_15473" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Elderberries, Walton upon Trent Elderberries, Walton upon Trent[/caption] Continue reading

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I have a Hanch

Here’s something odd I spotted today in Walsall, that I’d never noticed before. Cycling back from Caldmore on a samosa mission, I noted I was riding down Lysways Street. Near the Birmingham Road end, I noticed there was a Hanch … Continue reading

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Some days catch the light like diamonds

It’s been an odd spring. After the warmth and almost summer-like weather of March, April was a cool, wet disappointment. Spring has sneaked in under the wire, everything gently inching ahead, afraid to make itself noticed. Nature is holding it’s … Continue reading

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Into the valley

Posted over on my 365daysofbiking Tumblr journal, quite fond of this video, taken on and around Cannock Chase (my favourite Abraham’s Valley in particular) on Boxing Day. It’s take on a GoPro HD Hero 2, and recorderded in high-definition 1080p … Continue reading

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Chase my blues away

After the dismal depression of last weekend, which I always consider to be the end of summer, today worked hard to convince me otherwise. After sneaking out for an early breakfast, I enjoyed a spin through Great Wyrley, up to … Continue reading

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