Thursday, March 29, 2007

sunset and evening walk

the sunset is slightly north of west after the equinox so I could see it by hanging out of my kitchen window

so I took the stairs up to the tenth floor of Merton House and looked west

that panel is still not fixed back yet

and looked west and already Chelmsley Wood is fully in shadow

much much cleaner than usual at the foot of the stairs to the roof

oh dear - some small dog did not make it outside in time

I like the vigourous lines of the best graffiti

The first floor stairs have a fancy floor and a bad smell

some untrained dog owners round here

I came out onto Bosworth Drive and then the moon was out

azelea time will soon be gone

and the long footpath between the school and the college

and a car with no wheels

gone - like star wars

rubbish in the corner of the football fields

floodlights and astra turf

looking back and the path is much cleaner

after a long walk in the moonlight
(too dark for my cameras)
I came out of the Kingfisher project park at Foxglove Crescent

past Texaco

big johns was closed

big johns
to all our customers

. . . refurbishment - and a smell of paint instead of fries

sandwiches curries drive thru traditional fish & chips

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

shopping for batteries

it has been misty in the evenings, nights and mornings and never completely buirned off today

my year old tomato plant likes having its feet wet - and fertiliser - and has thrown up a whole lot of secondary stems

and is beginning to flower profusely

the first three tomatoes are nearly ripe

new leaflets on an old branch

I took the 97 into the Bullring and dozed most of the way

the second market is indoors - the Rag Market

I got my Radio Times for next week in the newsagents here but he asked 90p for 4 AA batteries
here 50p for exactly the same Panasonic product
I needed two for the remote control of my Sony radio receiver with 5 way + bass surround sound

the main aisle with the open air market behind me

About time I rewrote my address book £1

one of four ERCOL chairs from about 1960 with traditional elm seats like the windsor chairs
exactly what I boughtfor my kitchen in 1960 in Mytchett

between the Rag Market and the main market hall
there are a few stalls
and then the main market hall with meat and fish

I got some end of the day bargains here, a bag of soup bones and a couple of steaks for £2 70p


that is the Rag Market from the outside as I head back towards my bus

more icons - Sponge Bob, Bob the Builder and Dora who?

so shiny and brand new

and even with newspaper to keep the floor clean. and plastic on the seats

and no dust anywhere

looking closer I saw DANFOS HYDRAULIC MOTOR

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Curley-Whip Ice's

St Martin's church

£1 either oranges or mushrooms - I spent my last coin on the oranges

this is our local red sandstone

soft to work and to water and the weather

wonderful windows frames of steel

at the 97 bus stop
the snap is extra sharp because I was resting my videophone on the handle of my trolley