2020 Pictures in Chronological order


The new hoover - for Peter's Birthday in December 2019

Walks on Cannock Chase and Apedale; January 2020

Cannock Chase
10/1/2020


Reflections on a calm day

Picnic lunch at the stepping stones


Nervous selfie


The Wolf Moon with a penumbral lunar eclipse
right: the moon; centre: reflection in the first double glazing pane; left: reflection in two panes.
10 January 2020

Apedale, 12/1/2020



The route

Miscellaneous Items

From a poster in the Chancellor's Building: Peter skiing on the Keele Hall Lawn - probably in the 1970s.

Jigsaw: Ferdinand the Bull

Antoher childrens' jigsaw to keep

The Stafford Model Railway Show
February 2020








One side of a bus layout

The other

The external childrens' Railway



Englischer Garten & Nymphenburg Palace Gardens in Munich
February 2020

Englische Garten: from the Monopterous

The Monopterous

The Canal from Nymphenburg, looking East beyond the road bridge

Looking west towards Nymphenburg

From the Schloss, looking westward ...

... towards the West end of the canal

Schloss Nymphenburg

From the West End of the Canal

Snow in February, 2020




Visit of Melanie in March

Pat Jones and Melanie

Apedale Walk
March 2020


Visit to Angelsey, while at Llandudno
March 2020
Plas Newedd

Snowdonia from the Nebo road
On the way to Llandudno

The Stables at Plas Newedd
with Snowdonia in the background

Plas Newedd House

Stephenson's former tubular bridge over the Menai Staight

A bedroom in the house

Plas Newedd house, with the bridge behind

The heather bed

Opera in Llandudno
March 2020

Wind Turbines and an unknown object

Bizet's Carmen

Herring Gull on the pier



The half marathon along the promenade

Verdi's Sicilian Vespers
March 2020

Walk up to Llyn Idwal, Pat's fall and a sojourn in Bangor Hospital
March 2020

The Ogwen Centre with Y Garn in the background

Tryfan from the path to Cwm Idwal

Pat surveying a past triumph! - Y Garn

Y Garn from Llyn Idwal

Tryfan from the downward path

After falling, getting down and being taken off in the first responder's car, Patricia in the A& E department of Bangor Hospital

The next morning in the Ogwen ward of Bangor Hospital

A curious way to get to the loo.

Later; Coffee and a scone at Llangollen, on the way home.

Resting at home, the day after

Two days later, opera at the Lowry

The Quays from the Holiday Inn Express

Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw

Kurt Weil: Street Scene

Bouquets & Pineapples
March 2020

From Ann Anderton
Corona Virus Cheerer

Nicola and Michael
Mother's Day


New pineapple growing ...

... and another on the second plant

The middle of the second week of the government lockdown because of the Covid-19 virus pandemic

hibiscus


Patricia, much improved from her injuries

The "pink Super Moon"
8th April 2020



Garden Flowers and Woodland Bluebells

Tuplis

Primulae

Cherry Blossom

Pond Buttercups


Japanes Maple

Heather (flowering since December)

The first blossom on the new Magnolia

Bluebells in the woods above the house



Camelia

Berberis

Indoors - New Amarylllis blossoms


Singpore orchids emerged in February



Japanese Maple

The White Rhododendron

Walk to the Keele Woods and back through the University
April 2020

Bluebells

The Caldwell Educational Centre


The new section of campus




Splendid Rhododenron (outside Keele Hall)

Keele Hall

The route

Survey of the Garden Flowers for Michael

Apple and Crab Apple Blossom

The last of the Primroses (flowering since December)

The last of tulips (flowering since February)

Camelia

Garden Bluebells

Forget me nots

Berberis

Pond Buttercups

Primulae

Crab Apple Blossom

Apple Blossom

Aqualegia



Rhododenron Buds

The White Rhododendron


Camelia

Japonica

More Bluebells

The Red Rhododenron just coming out


Heather (flowering since December)



Japanese Maple

Hucera (just starting)

Pineapple (indoors!)

Pineapple

More Garden Flowers - with the Lock Down still on, one may not go elsewhere!

A cherry tree outside the house

The newer small pink Rhododenron

The White Rhododenron

The splendid pink rhododendron

The purple liilac

Amaralysis still blooming

The Singapore orchid, splendid as ever


Second Walk to Keele, the Clockhouse Drive and the Keele Woods, May 2020

The Bluebells still blooming




Pat with the Caldwell International Educational Building behind

Keele Hall

An azalea close to Keele Hall

The lowest lake

The route on a 1:50000 scale

A 1:25000 scale

Still more flowers after nearly two months of lock down

The White Rhodendron

The pink

The Amarylis


The red amaryliis

The Singa pore orchids

The Splendid Pink Rhododendron

The purple lilac

The red amarylis

Soldiering on




Pat on a woodland walk with the bluebells still preforming

The White lilac

The 75th Anniversary of VE Day, 8th May 1945

Strett Party in Saffron Street, Bletchley
Peter's Mother: 1st lady on the left; Peter, aged 10, first very small boy on the right of the table.
from J.A.Taylor, Bletchley and District at War

The party at Water Eaton showing Fairey's shop where Peter was an occasional errand boy
from J.A.Taylor, Bletchley and District at War

Enjoying Pat's home made cake at our locked down party!






The trees outside the house in blossom





A longer walk, passing Melanie's old house

Roses round a Uni. car park

Horwood Hall

Horwood Lodge; formerly the Horwood Hall Warden's (Melanie's) house

Keele Hall

In Springpool woods not far from the motorway

The route (1:50000)

Part of the route (1:25000)

More flowers and plants

A splendid red Amiryllis

Tomato plants

Courgette and Pumpkin plants

Fungus on a tree, near home

Flags (Irises)



Chives, flowering

The first flush of pink roses
Queen of Sweden


The longer walk, though Springpool, clockwise
24/5/2020

Approaching the Clock House

Seen over Pat's right shoulder: the Clock House Drive

Resting outside Keele Hall


A late Rhododenron, in the woods above home

The route (1:50000)

1:25000

Roses and Garden

Swallow in the house!


Roses in profusion
Queen of Sweden


Lupins



Peonies

Flags - light blue

deep blue


Weeding buttercups from the lawn!


Anotherr Keele Walk
June 2020

Rhododendron, not far from home

Approaching the top of the Horwood Hill

Keele Hall

A map of the various walks

A different route

More flowers in June

Indoor cactus

The profusion continues
Queen of Sweden


Boscobel

Climbers

Another climber

Another Lock Down Walk

Near Horwood Z Blocks

Talking with Eunice across her garden fence at Springpool

Picnic lunch out ...

... surrounded by foxgloves

The route

More June Flowers

Roses on the side wall



Cacti, indoors



The Willow, re-growing at speed

Walk at Apedale



Rhododendrons


Father's Day gift basket from Nicky


Redcurrants

Rhododenrons, again


Amarylis indoors



Pelargoniums

Fuschias

Hibiscus, indoors

Cyclamen


Denis died in New Zealand in June

July activities, still locked down

Cyclamen

The remains of a bouquet

Splitting the Howarthia



A another walk to Keele Hall



Blackcurrants



Four kilograms!


A shorter walk

Jay


More flowers

Tomatoes

Hydrangeas

More flowers and fruit
August 2020




Mike & Nicky's visit
August 2020

Trip to Keele Hall




On a swing in the woods

Keele Hall across the lake

White Thistles

Further August flowers

Tomato harvest

Pink roses; second flush



Hydrageas


Potato harvest


Lovely view from the ridge on an afternoon walk

Cactus Flowers ...

...Second on this plant in 2020

Walk to Keele Lakes
August 2020

Dahlias at home

The house in the sunshine

Proceeding to Barker's Wood

The new hotel

The start of the new stucture on Lot 6

The Caldwell Centre

The observatory

Keele Hall

Back again at the Caldwell Centre ...

... and home again


Walk to Lymes Lane
September 2020

Break in Springpool Wood





Up the Clockhouse Drive

Keele Hall Court Yard

The new Hotel, seen from the Denise Coates Building where we were shelting from the rain and waiting for a taxi

The new structure on Lot 6



Eating the Home Grown Pineapples
September 2020

The two splendid pineapples

Slicing them

A portion each, sent as a gift to the Andertons

The Ode from Anne, having shared a pineapple

Pat folllowing a fall from the shed and a visit to the hospital

Wlak by myself aroung the new circle in the Uni.

Lot 6 under construction and the hotel, nearing completion


Keele sustainability hub

A grim selfie in the sunshine at Keele Hall

Keele Hall

The Caldwell Chilren's Centre

Harvesting oats on the way home



The Hydrangea, quite pink now

Gorgeous blackberries

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