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.

Working on the fences …

… on my OO gauge industrial layout.

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In flower soon

The amaryllis is looking good. It’s so tall that it is rather difficult to put a good background against it though, and it was a struggle managing to get this photo.

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Rhododendron buds

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Last rose

Well past its best, but soldiering on. That might also be an apt description of myself as well!

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Desirable residence?

This is meant to be a feeder, but twice today I found a squirrel snuggled up inside, apparently not feeding, but just using it as a draft-free cosy shelter with a nice soft bed of seeds to sleep on.

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Beautiful colour

A lovely colour, but rather mis-shappen, and this is the only flower on it this year, and only 3 leaves. I fear that it is nearing the end of its life …….

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New life

It’s good to see some bulbs pushing their way up, though some time to wait until they flower!

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Busy day

I spent most of the day working on calendars and cards – I won’t be posting many this year but I will send some by email. As usual I had quite a lot of problems with blocked jets on the … Continue reading

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127 day preparations

I got out one of my old 127 film cameras ready for 127 day. This is the Yashica 44LM. I prefer it in some respects to the Baby Rollei, but one way in which it is much worse is the … Continue reading

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Complicated process

This experiment was shot on a phone, I then produced a Polaroid print and then photographed the print! All done today – not exactly instant photography!

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