They Walk Amongst Us

A trip to the Peak District prompted a few short countryside hikes, while giving me a chance to practice my photography. On the very first day, I took this photo – as a bit of a scene setter, so to speak. What I didn’t notice was this character in the background of this shot – nor did either of other two family members with me. How we missed it, I don’t know – perhaps we were using all our concentration on keeping our footing as it was very muddy and slippy under foot.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

Are You Sure?

It wasn’t until the majority of the Coasteerers had jumped in that I noticed the little wooden cross at the top of the cliff. I suspect more nervous individuals might have second thoughts before taking the plunge.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

Finish/Start

I was just going through some images I took on a short holiday to Cornwall and I came across this – and thought it was most appropriate for the time of year.

This is the start/finish line at Lands End in the UK – I presume there is an equivalent at John o’ Groats in the north east of Scotland. Lands End to John o’ Groats is our famous point to point race distance – effectively the longest distance between two inhabited British points on the mainland. Many an epic tale of endurance, grit and determination has taken place – walking, running, cycling, etc. It’s 874 miles (1407km). Apparently, there are approaching 50 records including unicycle and lawnmower. Of course, sponsorship for various charities features in most of the attempts.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

Ecclesiarum

Aside

Hi,

I’ve decided to pull my photographic work on churches into a separate blog –Ecclesiarum– more for my convenience than anything else.  I plan to show each church on a separate Page.  I’ve included a page of references too. 

If I add a new page I expect to add a brief ‘aside’ to my main blog to flag to anyone interested.  Initially, I will be playing catch up, some of the imagery shown on this blog will be duplicated and augmented over at Ecclesiarum. Growth of my new blog is likely to be sporadic, time is time and we have very little of it.

ecclesiarum.wordpress.com

———-Stephen——–

Thanks Again!

Aside

Just a quick note to say another ‘Thank you’ to everyone. 

Because of your continued interest in my blog, I have reached the second of my personal targets, far sooner than I expected.  To be honest, I’m not particularly interested in such things in the context of blogging, but I set myself a couple of gauge points just to monitor whether my posts were of interest.  

Again, I won’t share this target with you, because that’s when achievement becomes competitive, and, in my book, blogging shouldn’t be about competition. But I appreciate your interest  – without it I’m not sure it’s such a worthwhile activity.

Just to reiterate, I’m happy to take any comments/advice – whether it’s good news or bad.

Many many thanks.

——-Stephen———-