Bellerophon symbol, variation 7
Saturday 11th May 2024

Northern Lights, part two

Friday 10th May 2024

Northern Lights, part one
By way of explanation for the pictures taken today and in the early hours of Saturday. We got a message from A****** at 23:14 with an intriguing picture of some aurora borealis type effect in the skies over Liverpool. I initially suspected another wind-up, but as the Horton's left our house a bit later, we noticed 'something' in the skies. Sat out in the back garden, something was definitely going on, and many pictures ensued. At first, I was hurrying to get my camera set up, and so the focus (and various other settings) wasn't set correctly. Eventually I managed to get the camera configured correctly, and pointed the camera at various parts of the sky with a 10 - 15 second exposure. Definitely one of those rare events where the phenomena was strong enough to reach us in this part of the country AND there were no clouds. Incredible.

Sunday 21st April 2024

Catshaw / Hayshaw Fell

Friday 5th April 2024

It is far more difficult to produce a fermionic superfluid than a bosonic one
I feel some explanation is required here. After a quick pit-stop at this intriguing café on the outskirts of Winchester, we headed for a walk around Farley Mount, followed by lunch at the Plough Inn, Sparsholt. During a little break on our walk, we took a few pictures with us sat on a bench. M**** was trying to explain or demonstrate (or both) to Bethany the process around 'photobombing', hoping that Bethany might be able to photobomb a picture of us lot. As you can tell, it didn't really work out, but never mind.

Thursday 4th April 2024


Tuesday 2nd April 2024


Saturday 30th March 2024


Sunday 24th March 2024

Nicky Nook
I think this would have worked better if the tarn had appeared slap-bang in the middle of the picture but . . . ah well, better than nothing. I like how the tarn looks much more blue than the sky, somehow. This is along the path to Nicky Nook, approaching from the side of Wyresdale Park.

Saturday 23rd March 2024

collimated beams of fast electrons incident on ground-state atoms

Saturday 9th March 2024

High Dam

Wednesday 6th March 2024

Another strange item of spam

I'm guessing that due to ever-improving spam filters, the spammers have to try harder to get our attention. I found this item in my spam folder recently:


Are Faster Payments subject to a fee?

And that was it. There was no link, an unremarkable subject ("Monday Process") . . . nothing else. Perhaps the writer envisaged that my curiosity would be peaked so much that I would have to reply. I mean, are they subject to a fee?! And how fast is faster?! Are slower payments subject to less of a fee? And what payments are we talking about here?! So many questions . . .

Saturday 24th February 2024

Rusland / Satterthwaite

Tuesday 13th February 2024

Combloux, day 3

Monday 12th February 2024

Combloux, day 2

Saturday 13th January 2024