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.


Not had time to take many photos today, and as this one of a hollyhock shows, we have had some rain. The extra below shows what I have spent most of the day doing 2 films, C41, and then scanning).

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Too much choice today, there were 3 other candidates. Fortunately it was not quite as hot today – I got very little sleep last night.

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First Gazania of 2020

They are enjoying the sun. But it’s too hot for me (difficult sleeping when it is this hot too), and it’s hard work watering the plants in these conditions.

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Hanging basket no. 2

I posted a picture of my hanging basket a couple of days ago, and commented that I only had one this year. The gardener has been today, and brought me a second one, so here it is.

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A red rose

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Hanging basket

I’ve only got the one this year. Usually several neighbours have better ones, but I’m not going out at the moment, so I’ve not been able to sample any of them.

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When I posted a picture of the first flower on this clematis a few weeks ago, I confidently predicted that it would soon be covered in flowers. What a mistake to make. One more flower appeared at that time, those … Continue reading

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Standing out

This really needs some more processing, but as I’ve spent the whole day working on the computer, I was short of time. The cable connectors for the Pi arrived today, so I’ve been messing around with that, but I won’t … Continue reading

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With more rain of late I might have hoped for a rainbow, but instead I got a Pibow – the name of the case for my new Raspberry Pi 4. This is an EB, as I spent much of the … Continue reading

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More water droplets

A second attempt at photographing water droplets on a CD. I think it’s a bit better than the last one, but still leaves a lot to be desired. One of the biggest problems this time is that I tried to … Continue reading

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