Anthony J Sargeant, Anthony Sargeant, Shropshire

Sunrise in Shropshire – The first frost of winter

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Photographed at 6.42 yesterday morning, 30th October 2017, by Anthony Sargeant from the bedroom window of his Shropshire home. Looking east towards the rising sun across the water meadows surrounding the River Corve as it wends it way down the valley. It was the first frost of approaching winter – a few leaves still cling to the trees but the recent winds have left a golden harvest of leaves on the ground.

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Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

The 12th Century Buildwas Abbey in Shropshire, England

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Anthony J Sargeant took this photograph In Buildwas Abbey in 2010. Originally a Cistercian Monastery near the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire, England. It was a casualty of Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th Century. It is a now a magnificent and largely intact but roofless example of 12th Century architecture. It is just a few miles from Ironbridge which attracts hordes of visitors – but few venture along the river to find this beautiful quiet place which is maintained by English heritage.

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Anthony J Sargeant, cooking, Shropshire

Magnificent Hake ordered and bought a Shrewsbury Indoor Market

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Anthony Sargeant is holding a magnificent fresh Hake ordered from the highly recommended ‘Barkworths Sea Food’ at Shrewsbury Indoor Market. Collected yesterday it was in superb condition very firm, bright eyes and natural slime (always a good sign). Filleted into two side fillets then divided into twenty generous sized portions (9th September 2017).

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Anthony J Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

The magnificent 12th Century Cistercian Abbey at Buildwas, near Ironbridge, Shropshire, England

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Photographed by Anthony J Sargeant on a sunny summer’s day this magnificent 12th Century Cistercian abbey church is largely intact although roofless (it was closed and plundered by Henry VIII in the 16th Century Dissolution of the Monasteries). In the care of English Heritage it was notable how few visitors there were while just a few miles away Ironbridge was packed with tourists, oblivious to this gem so very close by.

Highly recommended for peace and tranquility this is a gem of Norman archicture.

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Anthony J Sargeant, Anthony Sargeant, Shropshire

Hedgerows in Shropshire Lanes are full of Honeysuckle

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Anthony J Sargeant often cycles the quiet lanes around his Shropshire home early in the morning – usually before 6.00am. At that time the honeysuckle in the hedges smells wonderful. It will of course soon disappear – not least when the hedge cutting starts in earnest at the beginning of September. But never mind it will reappear next year and delight with its sprawling scented blossom and succeeding red berries. (photograph taken by Tony a few days ago at 5.39am on 20th August 2017)

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Anthony Sargeant, Landscape photography, Shropshire

Shropshire woodland carpeted with Lesser Celandine – to be followed by bluebells

Anthony Sargeant went to pick Wild Garlic along the Shropshire lane close to his home and found this woodland carpeted with the yellow star-like flowers of Lesser Celandine. A magical scene

via Shropshire woods carpeted with Lesser Celandine — Tony Anthony J Sargeant

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