Sunday, 13 June 2021

Hopefully moon was smiling on us

Sir, — On May 25, I saw the moon smiling down on Henley — a sign that there is eventually going to be an end to covid 19. It is thanking those that have cared for people affected and the magnificent people who have vaccinated so many adults in such a short space of time. Best wishes and thanks for such an interesting paper. — Yours faithfully, Keith Knight Swiss Farm, Henley

07/06/21

Your letters...

Hotel name must remain Sir, — I am writing in support of Ruth Gibson and her objection to renaming the historic Red Lion Hotel in Henley (Standard, May 28). The “Red Lion” is one of the oldest names for an inn or pub and ours is probably one of the oldest of the old, having been on that site for almost 500 years. It has always had significance, having been visited by many of the great and good. ...

07/06/21

Geese with young

These pictures of greylag geese with their young were taken on the Thames Path at Christchurch Meadows in Caversham by James and Corrine Burton on a Canon 77D with 55mm lens

07/06/21

Woods at dawn

Terry Allsop, from Ewelme, took this picture in in Swyncombe woods at 7am. He says: “The sunlight was just right at that time of day to show the beech trees and foliage at their best. Within about 10 minutes the clouds had arrived and not long after the first of some more showers.”

07/06/21

Chiltern Hills fungi

Linda Seward, from Cookley Green, says: “I thought you might like to see some fungi that I photographed over a couple pf weeks in the Chiltern Hills. Who said fungi only grew in the autumn?” Clockwise, from left, leafy brain fungus (Tremella folliacea) in the woods near Cookley Green; pinkgill (Entoloma species) of some sort, near Ewelme; Dryad’s saddle (Polyporus squamosus) in the woods near ...

07/06/21

Your letters...

This mustn’t happen again Sir, — I do not think it appropriate for anyone to comment in your paper on the judgement in the case of June Holt’s death (Standard, May 21). I knew and very much liked June but I wish to offer my deep sympathy to all connected with this unfortunate incident. I believe that the best way to remember her would be an attempt to explain and prevent a similar tragedy. Every ...

31/05/21

Did you see this?

You may be interested in this picture I took on my smart phone of a line of fast-moving stars travelling west to east over Henley. They did not appear on Flightradar24 tracking service so they were not jets. Perhaps they are some form of space craft? Did anyone else see them? And, no, I have not been drinking! — Yours faithfully, Alan P Tozer Gravel Hill, Peppard

31/05/21

Stunning sky

This picture was taken by Neil Gunnell, of Blandy Road, Henley, on Monday eveing last week

31/05/21

Roe deer

This roe deer was photographed in some local woods by forestry consultant John Morris

31/05/21

Spring has sprung

Spring has truly sprung in Station Park, Henley, says Steve Ludlow, who took this picture from his window showing the trees with their new leaves

31/05/21

Bluebells at Oveys Wood

This photograph of bluebells at Oveys Wood, near Kingwood, was taken by Rosemary Ruane, from Caversham.

31/05/21

Bluebells at Bix

This picture of bluebells at Bix was taken by Sharon Hewitt, from Wargrave

31/05/21

Cow Common views

Terry Allsop, from Ewelme, says: “This photograph was taken on an early morning walk on Cow Common, Ewelme. It was a rare occasion when the sun was shining. The buttercups this year seem to be particularly prolific.”

31/05/21

Your letters...

I’d welcome footbridge Sir, — I write with reference to the proposed footbridge between Shiplake and Wargrave (Standard, May 14). The arguments against the bridge made by those who supposedly represent Shiplake mentioned in your report are something between trivial and nonsense. The parish council has not taken the opportunity to talk to me, as a resident of Shiplake, about the proposal. There ...

24/05/21

Rainbow for Mr Rainbow

I saw this while on a dog walk just after the storm on Monday, the day the pubs were allowed to open up inside — a rainbow for Nigel Rainbow, landlord of the Three Horseshoes in Reading Road, Henley. — Yours faithfully, Anni Cox-Hynd Park Road, Henley

24/05/21

Spanish invader that’s threatening our beautiful bluebells

Sir, — At this time of the year many of us are enjoying the sight of carpets of native bluebells flooding our woodlands. What people may not realise is that they are threatened by a foreign invader, the Spanish bluebell. Like grey squirrels, signal crayfish and Japanese knotweed, the Spanish bluebell can have a negative impact on our native species. Spanish bluebells can readily cross-breed with ...

24/05/21

Rainbow view

This picture of a rainbow was taken at Newington, near Dorchester-on-Thames, on Saturday by Ian Potter, from Woodcote.

24/05/21

Sunny Mill Meadows

Piers Burnell, from Henley, took this picture, saying: “A lazy sunning evening in Mill Meadows.”

24/05/21

Stunning light

Alyson Warren, from Middle Assendon, took this picture at the weekend and says: “Stunning light quality.”

24/05/21

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