Thursday, October 25, 2012

The autumn leaves

For some reason I've noticed the street trees around Battlefield cum Shieldfield more this autumn than in other years.

Street trees on Goldspink Lane October 2012

Despite of the depredations of this city's planners our parks and gardens are looking particularly fine and when the sun returns I hope to take more photographs to prove it.

It's nice to have something very positive to write for a change.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumnal stroll

The new student accommodation blocks are rising; the East Coast Mainline Bridge at Byker is still under wraps and the sunshine has returned. In fact we have had better weather now summer is over ..

The trees around Battlefield are showing lovely colours as they fade and fall. This somewhat 'temporary' open space (not officially and was excluded by Newcastle City Council from their successful National Lottery bid to revitalise the Ouseburn Parks, but no matter ...) has gained a nice sense of permanancy in the short time I have come to know it. 'Battlefield' though it remains if we want to keep it part of the local scene. Vigilance is what is required.