St George's Day #60

By: sandiquiz, 9:30 AM GMT on April 14, 2014

Time Drifts Away

As a child I loved your yellow glow,
Which stored sunshine to give back on grey days.
I loved your seeds that floated as I blew,
Then danced ever upwards to the suns rays.

As a gardener I hated your long roots
That hung on tightly in the green grass,
Always leaving a little of yourself,
To grow again, as summer came to pass.

Today your yellow glow brings memories

Updated: 1:46 PM GMT on April 23, 2014

The Battle of TOWTON MOOR

By: sandiquiz, 7:55 PM GMT on March 31, 2014

You may have heard of the mnemonic for the colours of the rainbow.

As a child I was taught - "Richard of York gave battle in vain"

Why mention this?

Well, I am about to write about one of the battles that took place during 1455 and 1487 - a period widely known as "The Wars of the Roses".

The Yorkists of the 'White Rose', fought the Lancastrians of the 'Red Rose', for the throne of England.

It all began beca...

Updated: 10:23 PM GMT on March 31, 2014

#109 The Cat and the Cacti!

By: sandiquiz, 2:39 PM GMT on March 14, 2014

Pond Life

I have had a small pond in my garden for over ten years. Each day it gives me pleasure, whether it is just the sound of the tinkling fountain, the sunlight and shadows playing on the water, the fish swimming around after unsuspecting water creatures or the birds that come down for a drink and a bathe.

I thought I would share some of the images I see each day with you.

The pond nestles under the evergreen 'Pitt...

Updated: 5:07 PM GMT on March 27, 2014

A Special day #106 & #110

By: sandiquiz, 12:22 PM GMT on March 02, 2014

Finding interesting facts about my ancestors through research.

When I began my family research in 2011, I didn't have much to go on beyond the names of my own grandparents.
The internet is a wonderful tool and made my research much easier than it would have been even ten years ago.

I knew where my mum's grandfather had lived, because we drove passed the old mill each time we went to visit my grandparents, and my mum would say – "...

Updated: 10:53 PM GMT on March 13, 2014

Sunny Sunday at the lake :)

By: sandiquiz, 8:26 PM GMT on February 16, 2014

After weeks and weeks of rain, wind and grey skies it was wonderful to awaken to sun - and wall to wall blue skies!

I had planned to go down by the lake if the weather was good, as forecasted, so after breakfast and the weekly phone call to his mum, I managed to rope in C, to come to carry the camera bag for me.

The lake was popular - the sun had brought out the walkers, the joggers, the cyclists, the photographers, and just those who wanted ...

Updated: 12:35 PM GMT on February 22, 2014

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About sandiquiz

I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!

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