Friday, 18 April 2014

Header Challenge Curves

This weeks theme for the Header Challenge is Curves,  my mind was awash with images of Jayne Mansfield, Marilyn Monroe, and of course Jessica Rabbit...   alas my dear old girl would not allow me a photo shoot.  So I have fallen back on a few shots from my archives.  I have posted early this week as I am away for a week on a narrowboat trip... with my long suffering Jane, and my brother John.  Of course the cameras will be at the ready to stock up on pictures. 

Three black and white images showing the curves of a 'Switch Bridge' on my local canal The Peak Forest Canal... it is called a switch bridge as the tow-path switches from one side of the canal to the other... the way it was designed was to allow the barge-horse to cross over the bridge without the need for untying the tow rope . When I was a young lad I would sit by this bridge eating my dinner watching the last of the working boats going about their business of carrying goods to canalside factories.  

The gentle curve of another canal showing the reflections of the curved tree trunks

The curve of the morning dew on a blade of grass showing the upside down reflection of the hedgerow in the background. 

The curve of the rails

The supportive curve of the Paragliders Chute

The strong curve of an eagles beak.

The skill of a past blacksmith in making the curves of wrought iron work

The graceful curve of a Trouts tail 

The Parish Church Of St Mary's & All Saints in Chesterfield
Showing off it's famouscurves

It's ponderous steeple, pillared in the sky
Rises with twist in pyramidal form,
And threatens danger to the timid eye
That climbs in wonder

(  Samuel Bromley  1882  )

The beautiful curves on a grandchild's eyelashes...  beaten only by the curve of the lips when they smile.

Good luck everyone. 

To see the other headbangers posting for this weeks theme follow the link at the top of my sidebar.  


Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Don't Rock The Boat.... that's a bit hard when you are my weight..


Which way to go?

Hold her steady now.... I'm very comfortable sat here

Oxford Students Playing Pirate 

I don't care how fast we are going we'll not get up there

It's rocking and rolling days are well and truly over.

After a hard days boat, a hot shower and few drinks and catching the last of the sun ... by heck she makes a good guard dog... not how's that for rocking my boat.   :O)

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Header Challenge

This weeks theme for the Header Challenge is Night Light and was Craver Vii idea.... good luck to all the Head Bangers this week, a list of their names and a link to their blogs can be found on my sidebar top-right.

Not quite night, but my idea here was to collect the setting sun in this empty bottle to use when the sun had set...

 Being born in July my birth sign is Cancer...  so the Moon is my ruling planet.. or so I'm told... I don't know if it rules over me or not but I have been known to howl at it in the dead of night once or twice. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Header Challenge

The header shows my granddaughter Monique smiling with joy at the birthday cakes I made for her.. my first attempt at them.. the wee lad is my grandson Malakai photo-bombing the picture.

I have had to rush this one a wee bit but none the less a smile is a smile... This is my old mate Clive pre-false teeth, but the eyes are smiling too..
 Smiling Is Infectious

 Author Unknown

 Smiling is infectious,
you catch it like the flu,
When someone smiled at me today,
I started smiling too.

I passed around the corner
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized 
I'd passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile,
then I realized its worth
 A single smile, just like mine
could travel round the earth.

So, if you feel a smile begin,
don't leave it undetected.
Let's start an epidemic quick, 
and get the world infected! 

Please check out the other Head Bangers who are named and shamed on my sidebar.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Narrow Boat

Small narrow boat moored on the Kennet and Avon canal.
In fact it was that small it was      'MY NEWT' !

Thursday, 24 June 2010


Wiggers World Is Now On Hold

I am still blogging about my home town of
Feel Free To Stop By There

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Header Challenge and Goodbye for now

Header Challenge
"What Is That Bug?"
Green Shield Bug
Palomena prasina

This flat, shield-shaped bug is common throughout England and Wales, but less so in Scotland.
It is bright green and stippled with tiny black dots in spring and summer, but changes to greeny-bronze in autumn. Its wing tips are dark brown.
Adult shield bugs hibernate in grass tussocks or leaf litter and emerge in May.
Females lay clusters of small, barrel-shaped eggs on the undersides of leaves. These hatch into wingless nymphs, which crawl between plants to feed, and become the new generation of adults in September. These bugs can often be seen basking in the sun during late summer before they hibernate. Both adults and nymphs suck plant sap.
It is sometimes called a green stink bug as it produces a pungent odour from special glands if handled or disturbed.

As if by magic this bug stopped by to say hello and ended up the subject of the theme... isn't it a ugly brute.... ha!

Join the Head Bangers again as we go 'Head 2 Head' in this weeks Header Challenge. The theme this week was picked by Fishing Guy and is "What Is That Bug"

Fishing Guy

This will be my last Header Challenge as Wiggers World is now going on hold for a while... I would like to thank you all for stopping by.. not just for the fun of the Header Challenge but to all who visit blogs... I don't think any of us blog for the number of visitors we get.... it only takes one comment now and then to give encouragement to another blogger, it lets one know your pictures and writing are appreciated.. Keep visiting others, drop a comment there now and then and enjoy yourselves..
Once again thank you all.
Tom Wigley