Shrewsbury steam rally

Shrewsbury’s 50th anniversary steam rally.

such a joy seeing so many old steam machines including cars and commercial  lorries, pre and post war cars and motorcycles,prams and bycycles.working tractors, working shire horses,funfare rides, lorries etc .there was so much to see on this the 50th anniversary of the steam rally.

first the photos of the steam engines .


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this buggy has the same steam  engine that drives boat propelers












steam tractor from minisota

thats it on the traction engines next the mid sized and minature working  steam engines,

team of horses harvesting corn at the shrewsbury steam rally

team of horses harvesting corn at the shrewsbury steam rally

team of horses harvesting corn at the shrewsbury steam rally


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spiders in the bathtub,

spiders in the bathtub, these are all in my garden,

5/9/11, biggest spider to date was crawling on the kitchen floor , kitten wanted it to play with herA female Tegenaria domestica, this is the one usually tries to keep us out of the tub,

all these spiders have been photographed in our garden in mid wales


A male Tegenaria domestica

Garden Orb spiderAraneus diadematusTHE GARDEN CROSS SPIDER,

the cresh of the cobweb spider before being disturbed
the spiders cresh,

Pisaura mirabilis, guarding the young

sunbathing wolf spider pardo lugubrisa

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Long jawed orb weaver

Tetragnatha montana

pisaura mirabilis

DADDY LONG LEGS, PHOLCIDAE,

Lace-webbed spider, Amourobidae.

Laced-web spider with young

Rainbow at dusk

woodwasp siricidae

woodwasp siricidae

seagull in the sunset

seagull in the sunset

acasia  and rainbow in the sunset light

acasia and rainbow in the sunset light

sunset over our house

dusk is setting in

copper beech and acasia tree in our front garden

copper beech and acasia tree in our front garden at dusk

twin rainbow over dolfor hill

twin rainbow over dolfor hill

rainbow over the monkey puzzle tree

rainbow over the monkey puzzle tree

rainbow over Newtown

rainbow over Newtown

bowl of blackberries

home grown hot hot chilly peppers

Sylvester our Mane coon looking miffed cos he can not go play in the rain.

rose about to open

t-bell has seen a sparrow in the eves

LLANIDLOES.

FLESH FLY

FLESH FLY

GARDEN CROSS SPIDER,

GARDEN CROSS SPIDER,

JUVENILE BLACKBIRD FEMALE

JUVENILE BLACKBIRD FEMALE

BLUE TIT.

BLUE TIT.

BACK OF THE GARDEN CROSS SPIDER

BACK OF THE GARDEN CROSS SPIDER

RAINDROPS ON THE COTTONIASTER.

RAINDROPS ON THE COTTONIASTER.

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

APPLES AND RAIND DROPS

APPLES AND RAIN DROPS

HOVER FLY ON THE DAHLIA

HOVER FLY ON THE DAHLIA

the great oak on the banks of the severn

the great oak on the banks of the severn

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rail bridge over the severn at penstrewed known as  Daughtys bridge 163/sba1

rail bridge over the severn at penstrewed known as Daughtys bridge 163/sba1

penstrowed hall horses

penstrowed hall horses

2 Male and a female Scathophaga stercoraria (L.), the Common Yellow Dung-fly.

2 Male and a female Scathophaga stercoraria (L.), the Common Yellow Dung-fly.

the knotted earthworm

the knotted earthworm

POND SKATERS

POND SKATERS on the river severn , photo taken from  penstrowed hall land.

POND SKATER,GERRIDAE

POND SKATER,GERRIDA

COMMON FROG,RANA TEMPORARIA

COMMON FROG,RANA TEMPORARIA

a very old granny smith

a very old granny smith apple tree

sparrow feeding on the ladies mantle seeds

sparrow feeding on the ladies mantle seeds

could have blown me over

could have blown me over

is it a small guy or a big pipe

is it a small guy or a big pipe

come here often luv,

come here often luv,

a quiet practice  on the banks of the severn

a quiet practice on the banks of the severn

THE LONE SWAN

THE LONE SWAN

THE THINKER

THE THINKER

BUTEO BUTEO. BETTER KNOWN AS THE BUZZARD.

BUTEO BUTEO. BETTER KNOWN AS THE BUZZARD.

UNLIKE THE SWALLOW  THE HOUSE MARTINS NEST IS NOT AS NEAT

UNLIKE THE SWALLOW THE HOUSE MARTINS NEST IS NOT AS NEAT

this nest is in the Penstrowed church porch

Penstrowed Church

HOUSE MARTIN,DELICHON URBICA.

HOUSE MARTIN,DELICHON URBICA.

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 I hear the banks are in trouble again

I see the banks are in trouble again

the suspense is killing me

the suspense is too  much for me,

Lanidloes Powys Mid Wales

view of the old market building from China Street on arrival I was greeted by a thunder storm

some history on todays walk

The half-timbered Old Market Hall stands at the crossroads of the four streets of the original  town. Built around 1600, it is the only surviving building of this type in Wales.azzise court  were held in the hall around 1605,John Wesley  preached from a pulpit  stone on the open ground floor in 1748.

Oak street and the old market building

The town hall built in 1908 opposite the trewythen hotel

the grand entrance to the trewythen hotel now closed and is for sale

lampost: dog in training

lampost  dog training

Welcome,  kittens in training

Welcome mat  kittens

rabbit with Myxomatosis

rabbit with Myxomatosis

the old farm yard Llanidloes

feed time for the shetland pony

feed time for the shetland pony

Little and large

Little and large

Fordson only made this model  from 1917 until 1920
1917/ 1920  fordson tractor
opposite the old farm is Llanidloes Town Football Club, established in 1875, play in the Mid Wales League Division 1.
today in 2011  it seems the club has a new groundsman a welsh border collie

long bridge from the church

seems Autumn has come early

mallard drakes have already lost their mating colours

as on all the severn river villages and towns I have visited there are lots of mallards about

the branch in the river severn the other river being the clywedog  http://www.llanidloes.com/clywedog/index.html

the river severn from short bridge

short bridge Llanidloes

inscription carved in one of the bridge stones

the cock on the St Idloes church tower

St Idloes church

http://www.llanidloes.com/saint_idloes/index.html

the church from the riverside park

inside view of window  photos are on the above link.

the alter end of the church

one of the three gated entrances to the church

wood carving of Sabrina in the riverside park Llanidloes

wood carving of Sabrina in the riverside park Llanidloes

Sabrina  carving near St Idloes Church Llanidloes

Sabrina is linked to the River Severn in Wales, either through being the Goddess of the Severn, or being a nymph (also known as Hafren) who drowned in the  river  Severn, and so gave it her name.

http://www.whitedragon.org.uk/articles/sabrina.htm

3 in a row

3 in a row

my neighbour ready  loaded  his ford dexta to go to Meifod show

my neighbour ready loaded his 1957 fordson dexta to go to Meifod show

Swans near Caersws bridge

Swans near Caersws bridge

a drowned bumble bee on the lavender plant

a drowned bumble bee on the lavender plant

I wonder how long P G has been skipping for

I wonder how long P G has been skipping for

none biting midge

none biting midge

garden spider and the trapped fly

garden spider and the trapped fly

tiny spider

tiny spider

 fly and rose bud

fly and rose bud

Rain drops

a closed copper beech nut

ripe copper beech nut

nanny! a nursery web spider looking after her young


back of the cross garden spider, one can just make out the cross on the back .

underside of the cross garden spider

Cross garden spiders web

rain drops on the nestursium leaf.Nasturtiums are a gardener's dream. They are virtually carefree once established. Snails don't seem to be interested in them. cabbage white butterfly have a tendancy to lay as many eggs as they can under the leaves. the whole plant is edible gives a mustard taste, great in salads.

more droplets on the nasturtium plant

yellow nasturtium flower

cromson nasturtium flower

peach lolour nasturtium flower

raindrops on a leaf,.
beetle caught in a droplet of rain

tiny leaf caught in a droplet of rain

both droplets emurged in the centre of the nastursium leaf

drops of rain on the apples

drops of rain on the pair

dropplets on the cotonus leaves

the last of the snapdragons

the climbing rose has been flowering since May

Southern Hawker, Aeshna cyanea

Southern Hawker
Aeshna cyanea

 

 

Southern Hawker,  this one flew around the garden several times then came to rest on the holly tree very hard to see  until I got close to it. almost manged to change the lens to get a macro shot, but not today but I was lucky to get so close.

 

Llandinham walk

llandinham bridge  with tether loops each side of the bridge stonework,the first iron bridge to be built in Montgomeryshire in  1843.

llandinham bridge with tether loops each side of the bridge stonework,the first iron bridge to be built in Montgomeryshire in 1843.

 

FUNGI ON THE HORSE CHESTNUT TREE

FUNGI ON THE HORSE CHESTNUT TREE

BADGER SET

BADGER SET

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free range pigs  have the woods to themselves

free range pigs have the woods to themselves

rabbit warrens

rabbit warrens

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the old station gates

the old station gates

culvert under the old railway track

culvert under the old railway track

huge leaves  not seen them before

huge leaves not seen them before

disused roller

disused roller

hide and sheep

hide and sheep

all tups together

all tups together

dunno who cut his coat.

dunno who cut his coat.

pesky flies

pesky flies

anthophora  plumipes. bee  on a wild flower

anthophora plumipes. bee on a wild flower

fungi,  sheathed woodtuft,kuehneromyces mutabilis

fungi, sheathed woodtuft,kuehneromyces mutabilis

welsh sheep,

welsh sheep,

bird carcass on a mossed stone, most like the pickings left by the buzzard

bird carcass on a mossed stone, most like the pickings left by the buzzard

broneirion lodge and hall

broneirion lodge and hall

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do not overload the bridge

do not overload the bridge

pied wagtail

pied wagtail

 guides camp at Broneirion hall field

guides camp at Broneirion hall field

this weed was growing on the bridge

this weed was growing on the bridge

wild rose rather late flowering

wild rose rather late flowering

wild damson tree, it is overloaded with fruit this season.

wild damson tree, it is overloaded with fruit this season.

Horse-chestnut tree  avenue from the Lodge to the bridge

Horse-chestnut tree avenue from the Lodge to the bridge

fly fishing at Llandinham

fly fishing at Llandinham

one of thesehorse tether loops each side of the bridge.ideal ties for balloons

one of thesehorse tether loops each side of the bridge.ideal ties for balloons

the bridge from the river severn

the bridge from the river severn

steel structure of the bridge

steel structure of the bridge

bridge from the style

bridge from the style

looking  towards the main A 485 road

looking towards the main A 470 road

the bridge from the road bellow me was the dipper bird,

the bridge from the road bellow me was the dipper bird,

one of the four  Lama's

one of the four Lama’s

above shot of the dipper

above shot of the dipper

dipper

dipper

sand martin,Riparia riparia,

sand martin,Riparia riparia,

sand martins,Riparia riparia,

sand martins,Riparia riparia,

buzzard

buzzard

king of the trough

king of the trough

pheasant

pheasant

speckled wood, pararge aegeria,  butterfly

speckled wood, pararge aegeria, butterfly

Dipper, Cinclus cinclis.

Dipper, Cinclus cinclis.

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