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.

Cheers

I’m pleased to see that these beers record the greater power of the Great Western (2857)! I am saving both for special occasions though.

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In the garden

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Azalea and pink moon

Well;, the moon certainly wasn’t pink, and there was a lot of cloud, so although I stayed up late I didn’t get much of a picture, so just as well I photographed something else earlier in the day!

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Magnolia ‘snow’

We’ve just had ‘blossom day’, but most of the blossom has already fallen from my one magnolia.

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Blossom Day

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Another dogstooth violet

I found more flowers close to the previous one, but this is a deeper colour, and a bit taller, which made it easier to photograph. However, it was in much more shadow, so I took the opportunity to try some … Continue reading

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Blue sky and blossom

Really lovely weather today, but I did not get any further than the front garden (this tree is right outside my house), partly because I’m still playing safe and part;y because I am still feeling very tired and lacking in … Continue reading

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Cooking

Very dull weather, so I decided to try some cooking for a change – my most ambitious attempt to date. I prepared a fish pie, using the recipe in Gail’s book. I was very pleased with the result, very tasty, … Continue reading

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Tweet of the day

Great spotted woodpeckers – regular visitors here. Both the male (left) and female (right) came today, the male is here most days, but the female (rather scruffy!) is a less frequent visitor. After yesterday’s second Covid jab I have been … Continue reading

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Sir Winston’s jab?

Went to the Black Country Living Museum for the first time for over a year- for my second Covid jab. Although they had told me when I had the first one that I would be notified of a date for … Continue reading

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