Glastonbury Hall amid flowers and shower clouds

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (14)

Tony Reid on October 12, 2009

Ah, the spring showers, so good for all that varied natural growth and colours!

Cheers, Tony

not1word on October 12, 2009

That great big purple one in back is amazing, Sue.

Sue Allen on October 12, 2009

See the color of the grass, Tony, we badly need more showers. That one had about 6 spots in it -- I counted them as I walked along the road...good to hear from you, Tony!

not1word, that is one of those lovely Jacaranda trees I took so many photos of this time last year. I would have sent a link to the tag Jacaranda tree, but my tags are completely up the creek and it says I have none tagged with that. :( Anyway, you know the ones I mean...

The flowers on the silky oak in the foreground were a rich orange and the whole scene in real life against a brooding sky was rather special. I didn't get the feeling in this, but a taste of it, I guess. Glad you came over and saw this one, not1word!

Very best wishes to you both,


Conrad Nay on October 13, 2009

What is the story behind the hall Sue? We have many similar halls across Canada that were originally built for our legion members (war vets) but many are now closing or being put to different uses as the vets die off.

Norrel on October 13, 2009

I think it's a Dance Hall, Conrad. You could watch Sue here every night, jumping up and down, burning the midnight oil.

Conrad Nay on October 13, 2009

...and getting more inspiration for her fine poetry I'll bet!

Jean Gregory Evans on October 18, 2009

The Jacaranda trees are some of my favorite things in the world now, thanks to you, Dear Sue!

So this is where you hang out and dance all night?


Sue Allen on October 19, 2009

Well, Conrad, that hall is used for all sorts of things, like meetings, the occasional dance, no doubt, (but not my cup of tea). I went to a Christmas neighbourhood get together sort of thing once there, and a local lady had a book launch there recently too. It was a local history book and very interesting. Painted up nice, isn't it?

Norrel< unfortunately, the only time you'd see me jumping up and down and dancing is when I've had several glasses of wine, which as you know, is one vice I've tried to curb as of late, but you know what? I feel the urge to do a bit of pogoing again, so might have a relapse one of these days. I'll be sure to get one of the girls to capture me bouncing around in a blur of movement, if I ever do. I could call it the whirling dervish or similar!

Conrad again, my poetry has hit the dust again this week. I've been making things instead and I think my poor old brain can only do one thing at a time. I miss my poems, I really do, they were always spinning around in my head and making my teeth gnash in time, but it's quite empty and echoing in my skull lately.

Jean, I used to be rather pleased with my tag of Jacaranda trees, but at the moment it doesn't work, along with all my other tags, of course, but if it's ever mended, I'll be adding this photo to that collection. If it isn't mended soon, I dare say I'll have to start from scratch with the tags, but that's a very daunting prospect, as you can imagine. I probably use too many tags, but it helps me find what I'm looking for...

Well, we've just had an extra day off today, and I'm all stuffed to the hilt with cupcakes and chocolate cakes, after a nice morning tea session with a friend, so I'll stagger off and go for a walk now..

Very best wishes to you all, and thanks so much for your interest in the Glastonbury hall!


Steve Paxton on October 28, 2009

Sue real australiana thats for sure. steve

kamalyn on November 7, 2009

wow, Sue, well I've been visiting some sites I haven't been to in a while (not too excusable, that!) After reading hte comments above, I checked your Jacaranda tag. Well, not only is it functioning, but it brings up a really WOW collection!

Hope you're having a wonderful spring!

Sue Allen on November 8, 2009

Hi Steve, glad you like this shot of Glastonbury Hall!

Kamalyn, is that you with an 'n' on the end? I would have a look, but am busy awarding the most unhelpful teenagers on the planet awards here, while doing this...:D'. I am re-doing all my tags and the jacarandas were some of the first to be done, but the sad truth is, I'm only on about page 6 or 7 out of 19. Maybe I should train the kids to do my tags instead of housework!

Well, I can see lots of nattering on the phone going on here and nothing much else, so I'm off on the rampage again now. If nothing else, it's a good way to let steam off, cause a lot of scuttling around, which soon unwinds into general loafing again. Tee hee, it's all good fun, isn't it? Wish me luck......

All the best,


http://www.meispix.c… on January 1, 2010

Happy and Jacaranded new year Sue !

You were first, but now France also made it to the second decade of this century !

Cheers !

Richard Ryer on January 2, 2010

Greetings Susan, I saw Glastonbury and thought Connecticut. Wrong side of the planet I see. Happy new year.



Sue Allen on January 16, 2010

I loved your photos in the link, Philippe, thank you!

Richard, I am always surprised to see just how many Glastonburys there are in the world when I start to key this one into the mapping system on Google Earth. Mind you, there are so many Susan Allens on Facebook that I am considering changing my name to one less common! Angelique Barafriebald, or something similiar. Should thin them out a bit, don't you reckon?

A Happy New year to you too, Richard, and thanks so much for calling in, even if I wasn't where you thought I was. :D


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