Friday, 30 September 2011

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Hot, hot, hot

The weather's very hot and sunny by the seaside and it's set to continue over the next few days. Bright sunshine, high temperatures and blue skies feel strangely wrong when trees are already shedding their leaves.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Musical connections 2

The second blue plaque on the front of St Aubyns Mansions commemorates music hall star Vesta Tilley, later Lady de Frece. Listen to Vesta Tilley's 1904 recording of Algy.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Musical connections 1

St Aubyns Mansions sports two blue plaques; this one commemorates English contralto Dame Clara Butt who lived at number 4 from 1903-1906. Listen to her sing Land of Hope and Glory recorded in 1911.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

House name

I hadn't come across the word tye before noticing this house name. I had a hunt on the net and found out it's an old Sussex word meaning a patch of common land, often a village green.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Friday's view as seen today

I love today's light sea/dark sky view from my balcony. Leaves are turning brown and starting to drop from the trees and there's a distinctly autumnal nip in the air. Even though we Brits moan (and moan) about our changeable weather, I can't imagine living somewhere where it's warm all year round.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Looking back to summer 2

Taken earlier in the day than yesterday's picture, looking from the opposite side of the ground towards the new stand.

Photograph @ Liz Marley 2011.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pink and orange

A hardy fuchsia and an orange-berried pyracantha make a lovely autumnal show in a Vallance Road garden.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Monday, 5 September 2011

Friday, 2 September 2011

The sound of leather on willow

A very English way of enjoying a day in the open air.

You can see more of today's sky photographs at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Spectators

Sussex v Durham County Championship match, Hove Cricket Ground.