Category Archives: Other passions

Richard Henry Sandoe 1869-1915

Private Richard Henry Sandoe was reported missing presumed killed near Ypres on 23 Apr 1915. The British army records for the Great War were mostly destroyed in the 1940 London Blitz, and all that remain are the brief summaries published in the 80 volumes … Continue reading

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G. F. Händel: Messiah, at Sankta Maria church, Helsingborg, on 1 December, 2013, by Maria Oratorio Choir, soloists, baroque orchestra, conducted by Mats Hultkvist. Angel trumpets at the Rockefeller Centre, New York The choir organ at Sankta Maria church A … Continue reading

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We’ve just passed the season of All Souls and All Saints, a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are some brief extracts from a performance of Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms at the church … Continue reading

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Garden orchids   Dactylorhiza hybrid Cloned and sold for cultivation Looks very similar to D. maculata (heath spotted orchid, common spotted orchid etc; Swedish: skogsnycklar)   Cypripedium Cloned and sold for cultivation The petals and sepals aren’t the deeper purple … Continue reading

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Other passions Choir singing   Old cameras Exakta Varex, Dresden 1950-51, Schneider Xenar 105mm/3.5 bellows lens Gardening Rhododendron “Nancy Waterer“ Wild Orchids Dactylorhiza viridis (Coeloglossum viride), Frog orchid, Iceland, below the glacier Myrdalsjökull and Mount Katla Top © Sidney Wood … Continue reading

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In the greenhouse It’s spring and early summer in Scandinavia so other passions steal time from phonetics. Here are some plants that are in flower just now in the greenhouse:   Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise) A south african species … Continue reading

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