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College was closed today because of the snow — although I'd intended to take it as holiday, anyway — so I went for a walk around parts of East Oxford with my camera.

 

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Aston's Eyot on the River Thames in Oxford

The Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

Aston's Eyot on the River Thames in Oxford

The Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

Aston's Eyot on the River Thames in Oxford

I doubt Christ Church has actually decided to sell Aston's Eyot, despite the estate agents' board.

Where the Thames & Cherwell meat at the Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

The Cherwell at Aston's Eyot, Oxford

Looking at the Thames from The Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

The Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

College was closed today because of the snow — although I'd intended to take it as holiday, anyway — so I went for a walk around parts of East Oxford with my camera.

College was closed today because of the snow — although I'd intended to take it as holiday, anyway — so I went for a walk around parts of East Oxford with my camera.

 

The same trees that J and I saw in brilliant sunshine just before Christmas.

College was closed today because of the snow — although I'd intended to take it as holiday, anyway — so I went for a walk around parts of East Oxford with my camera. You'd hardly think this was well within the ring-road: the snow on Aston's Eyot drifted in places nearly up to my knees.

College was closed today because of the snow — although I'd intended to take it as holiday, anyway — so I went for a walk around parts of East Oxford with my camera. The Thames, from Aston's Eyot.

The Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

The Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

College was closed today because of the snow — although I'd intended to take it as holiday, anyway — so I went for a walk around parts of East Oxford with my camera. Geese on the Thames off Aston's Eyot.

Playing with the Minolta 500mm Reflex lens after blackberrying on Aston's Eyot. I discovered that if I balanced the camera on my knee, and pulled the strap taught against the back of my neck, I could manage reasonably well without a tripod.

The Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

The Kidneys and Aston's Eyot, Oxford

Pollarded trees on Aston's Eyot.

Not yet ripe, but intriguingly symmetrical. Aston's Eyot, Oxford.

Playing with the Minolta 500mm Reflex lens after blackberrying on Aston's Eyot. I discovered that if I balanced the camera on my knee, and pulled the strap taught against the back of my neck, I could manage reasonably well without a tripod.

Playing with the Minolta 500mm Reflex lens after blackberrying on Aston's Eyot. I discovered that if I balanced the camera on my knee, and pulled the strap taught against the back of my neck, I could manage reasonably well without a tripod.

Pollarded trees on Aston's Eyot.

Playing with the Minolta 500mm Reflex lens after blackberrying on Aston's Eyot. I discovered that if I balanced the camera on my knee, and pulled the strap taught against the back of my neck, I could manage reasonably well without a tripod.

This one with a fairly translucent moth. Aston's Eyot, Oxford.

Bird and Bat box day October 2012

Bird and Bat box day October 2012

Bird and Bat box day October 2012

Bird and Bat box day October 2012

Bird and Bat box day October 2012

Dried thistles from last year.

Bird and Bat box day October 2012

Bird and Bat box day October 2012

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