David Swatton's PhotoBlog

This year's green hop blessing for the first brew of the season at Swan Brewery was conducted today. Goldings was the variety chosen for the first brew. Thanks…

Have been collecting seeds from the dried out oriental poppy heads around the garden. They want to try and scatter them in their garden across the road to see…

The Breadwalk, the path along the River Teme through Ludlow, is so named because when it was built in the 1800s it was paid for in bread. Local poor labourers…

I do love a good bit of over-engineered Victorian industrial architecture. This is the Conisbrough Viaduct as seen from the top of the castle keep.

I drove across country today, making my way home from the east coast having visited my mother. En route I stopped off at Conisbrough Castle, near Doncaster,…

Having had a downpour overnight we are now waiting for the threatened thunder storms this afternoon. The heatwave of last summer seems so long ago.

I know pics of flowers are all a bit old-hat but I couldn't resist this rose in the garden a few days ago - it was pretty much shouting "take my picture!". So I…

We have lots of plants and flowers that attract bees and get half a dozen species visiting the garden. But the most common we get are the White-Tailed Bumblebee…

Got to love those clouds - I believe the technical meteorological term is Smoothinox Fluffiflora... or something like that.

I live now in one of the least populated areas of the country which means that on clear nights there is little in the way of light pollution which reveals a sky…

The seed head arrangement of the honesty plants remind me of the mobiles of Alexander Calder that I first saw when I visited Washington many years ago. I…
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