Author Archives: Mike Hessey

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.

Covered in flowers

It only seems a few days since I posted a photo of the first flower to open on this cactus, and now it is in full flower, and looking very spectacular.

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Freshly planted

Normally my gardener comes on a Wednesday (alternate weeks), but due to the very poor weather forecast for tomorrow, this time he came on Tuesday. The tomatoes are now gone, as are the fuchsia and geraniums, but some violas have … Continue reading

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Visitors

A GWR railcar passes the farm. There seem to be visitors at the farm (2 cars) and some more workers and other small details fitted recently.

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Calendar candidates

I’ve started trying to find some images I could use for a calendar for 2021 – not easy, as I’ve only left the house and garden once in the last 8 months!

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Early opening time

This is the first flower to fully open on one of my C* cacti. All the cacti are covered in buds, though this is the most advanced one.

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Planning

The initial planning of my new layout was done on a PC using Anyrail, but as usual I find that when I have a real board and track then some modifications to the plan take place. This photo shows some … Continue reading

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Autumn

This is the tree in the road outside my house – it was in better light earlier today, but by the time I had got the camera out it had clouded over!

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Assembled

Yesterday’s baseboard assembled. It builds into two boards (see upper picture) – compact for storage – which are bolted together to make a longer board (lower picture). Bolts with wing nuts are used to join them, so they are easily … Continue reading

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Next modelling project

This should keep me occupied for a while …  The next photo shows the contents of the pack, prior to assembly.

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Early C* Cactus

This is one of several which I have which always seem to flower before Christmas. I think they are even earlier than usual this year. They are all covered in buds, though none of the flowers are quite open yet.

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