Rev Richard Coles, presenter on BBC Radio Four’s Saturday Live, once described the plastic bags suspended along the roadside on his drive home as looking like “Unfortunate wraiths snagged in trees”. Sadly a common feature along the River Thames. More ‘wildling’ trees along the Thames footpath near Mortlake. A ‘wildling’ Plane tree growing out of the cobbled embankment along the River Thames between Chiswick and Kew.
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Winter trees, Kew Fatsia japonica Winter trees, Kew – Celtis laevigata ‘smallii’
I worked on an allotment series in Richmond for Gardeners’ World magazine between 2008-10. The adjacent plot was looked after by a very quiet Irishman, Michael Hobbs, who I got to know during my frequent visits. I loved his plot, which was like a 1960’s back garden, complete with gnomes and ornamental frogs, and I frequently left with handfuls of spare fruit, veg or flowers. These unpublished portraits were taken in 2010 after my last visits for GW.
From the Coast of Light project – Amor, Humor, Respto. Graffiti, Tarifa, 2009.
River Thames at Mortlake with Chiswick Bridge, 27.1.18 – viewed from the boathouse at Putney Town Rowing Club. River Thames at Mortlake, 15.2.18
Beaches on River Thames at Kew and Strand-On-The-Green at low tide.
Details, rock and shingle beach on the River Thames near Kew.
Chiswick Bridge in the fog, viewed from a beach at low tide near Mortlake.
The River Thames at Walton-Upon-Thames and Chiswick Bridge, with wintery trees. From Drawing Dark Waters.
From the archive, Speakers’ Corner from c1979-80. Somewhere I have a tape recording of this chap and various others made at the time. Currently lost after many house moves!