|Welcome to Theme Life|
Walking around Sandwich and the surrounding countryside as l do daily, weekly and monthly, I take several thousand photographs. More authentic reflections of quantity might be closer to 3500 assorted photos digitally taken monthly once all the poorer quality ‘click images’ are extracted.
Of this figure, ten to fifteen per cent, are held back in folders and will be used in the blog’s gallery features, prompts, or published articles.
My main focus is wildlife, so flora and fauna mostly, but also l have a hankering sometimes for unusual shots, or things of a quirky nature.
It appeals to my sense of humour, and sometimes these ‘strange’ shots are edited and kept for a ‘rainy day’ gallery or a prompt in the future or because l just like them, and they might make for an interesting themed gallery, pretty much like this series.
Not all the galleries here will be specifically themed all the time. They might focus on specific events or moments that were happen chanced upon or simply hold a fascination for me.
Hope you enjoy the series
|Main Image – Loop Street Hanging Basket|
|Music Score –Creative – Morning Light Music|
|Living a Boxed in Life|
|I have mentioned Sandwich in Bloom before; however, they are a volunteer-only charity that takes care of the beautiful floral displays in the town. I have noticed that looking one’s best in so far as the floral display on private residencies is also a classic case of keeping up with the Jones or, in the case of Sandwich ‘Keeping up with The Bloomers!|
Many of the houses here in the town have window boxes, hanging baskets, and significant floral displays in the case of local businesses such as pubs and restaurants.
Sandwich in Bloom also enters throughout the year several competitions to promote Sandwich town’s attractive beauty.
The flowers below are present in many of these photographs.
Lobelias, Common Poppy, Bengal Trumpet, Trailing Bellflower, Bengal Rose, Camelia, Veined verbena, Lavender, Petunia, Pansy, Aster, chrysanthemum, Begonia, Geranium, Aubretia, Bacopa, Busy Lizzy, Periwinkle, pelargonium, Sweet William and Carnation to name but a few.
|Sandwich in Bloom is a voluntary organisation that, for a year, plans the planting and general maintenance of many of the floral displays around the town of Sandwich as well as organising fundraising events to continue to pay for these marvellous displays of flowers that outline the viewer the true beauty and attractiveness of all the nature around us. |
Each year, the organisation works to achieve donations of around £10,000, which is needed to keep the bloom maintenance up and running.
Sandwich in Bloom – Splashing Sandwich with colour
|Best of the Month – July 2022|
|Window Boxes located in St Mary’s, Loop Street, Church Street and Vicarage Lane.|
|Woven Wall Baskets and Hanging Baskets located in loop Street, Bowling Street, New Street, Sandwon Road and St Peter’s Street.|
|Floral displays, hanging baskets and assorted window boxes located in Fisherman’s Wharf, Bowling Street, St Mary’s, Loop Street and The Butts.|
|Floral displays located in the Quay, Fisher’s Gate and Pillory Lane.|
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