Month 7 has yielded some cracking snaps including my usual dose of mountains (including the incredible knife edge Crib Goch ridge), the Snooker World Championships, some very cute pigs and the long awaited rain – lots of it!

Man lighting cigar, flame

Amer gets Marc’s stag weekend underway with the lighting of a cigar 04.05.12

Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty and Dennis Taylor on putting green

Stephen Hendry lines up a putt on a giant snooker golf green in Sheffield Peace Gardens – with Ken Doherty and the mighty Dennis Taylor 03.05.12

John Parrot and Steve Davis taking it easy in the Snooker World Championship studio in Sheffield Winter Garden

John Parrot and Steve Davis taking it easy in the Snooker World Championship studio in Sheffield Winter Garden 02.05.12

Sheffield Ski Village burned to the ground

A very sad sight – Sheffield Ski Village burned to the ground after a major fire 01.05.12

Dancing water in the fountain outside Sheffield Town Hall, Peace Gardens

Dancing water in the fountain outside Sheffield Town Hall 31.05.12

Steel statue outside Sheffield Winter Garden

Steel statue outside Sheffield Winter Garden 30.04.12

River Don a raging torrent threatening to burst after the heavy rains

The River Don a raging torrent threatening to burst after the heavy rains 29.04.12

The Pigman; National Community Wrestling Alliance night at Sheffield Library Theatre

My friend ‘The Pigman’ braving the top rope at the National Community Wrestling Alliance’s monthly wrestling night at Sheffield Library Theatre 21.04.12

Light reflecting in puddle, raindrops on water

Days and days of torrential rain – but fun playing around with the reflections 27.04.12

Ducks swimming in torrential rain, raindrops on water

A family of ducks nesting in the pond on my rooftop swimming in torrential rain 26.04.12

Double Dip recession, Double Dip sweet

My purchase to commemorate the fact our country is run by idiots – on the day we entered Double Dip recession 25.04.12

Graffiti laden passageway up to Sheffield's Park Hill flats

A graffiti laden passageway up to Sheffield’s Park Hill flats 24.04.12

John Parrot and Steve Davis at the Snooker World Championship studio in Sheffield Winter Gardens

John Parrot not looking too impressed at me photographing him, with Steve Davis, in the Snooker World Championship studio in Sheffield Winter Gardens 23.04.12

Scrambling over Crib Goch ridge towards Snowdon summit

A nervous walker tentatively scrambles over the knife-edge Crib Goch ridge towards the summit of Snowdon 22.04.12

The Bristly Ridge, The Glyders and Tryfan

A look back across the Glyders imposing ‘Bristly Ridge’ towards Tryfan 21.04.12

Sheffield's Cholera Monument bathed in sunshine

Sheffield’s Cholera Monument bathed in sunshine 20.04.12

River Don after heavy rain

The usually tame River Don becomes a powerful torrent after the heavy rains 19.04.12

Car splashing through puddle

When it rains in Sheffield, it really pours! Here’s the Wicker after a morning of torrential rain 18.04.12

Birds take to flight

Birds take to flight above Sheffield’s tram tracks 17.04.12

Ornate carvings in Sheffield Cathedral

Ornate carvings in Sheffield Cathedral – never short of photo inspiration here! 16.04.12

"The Chris Gruar Garden"

A hard days graft and “The Chris Gruar Garden” has two new raised beds ready for veg growing 15.04.12

Gravestones at Fulwood Church

Gravestones round the back of Fulwood Church 14.04.12

Sheffield (or New York) fire escape

I saw this and thought of New York! A Sheffield fire escape which could easily provide a setting for a Hollywood movie13.04.12

Sheffield General Cemetery

More budding signs of spring at Sheffield General Cemetery 12.04.12

Sunset through a rain speckled window

A glorious sunset through my rain speckled window 11.04.12

Statue outside Sheffield Cathedral

A solemn figure stands tall watching over the graves outside Sheffield Cathedral 10.04.12

Slaves (To The Capital Man)

Slaves (To The Capital Man) – my dads’ lyric written in 1997 and discovered by me in 2012! 9.04.12

Cute pigs

Bacon anyone? My mum’s very cute new additions to the family – until they become pork chops at least… 08.04.12

Pen y Fan

A beautiful glacial valley en route to the summit of Pen y Fan – the highest Black Mountain in Wales 07.04.12

Sheep walking in snow covered Black Mountains

A line of sheep walking in the glorious snow covered Black Mountains 06.04.12

Freddie the Cat

Freddie the Cat with my friends enjoying some well earned R&R at my mums house in Wales 05.04.12

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About Jon Maiden

Founder of Goalvanise which enables people to create their Life List online, and inspires and supports them to achieve their life goals. Check out the Goalvanise blog here or my personal blog here.

3 responses »

  1. K'outure says:

    Hi there I don’t suppose I could use your photo of the sheep following eachother in a newsletter I am writing for the company I work for- Cottages & Castles? I can ofcourse credit you for the photo!

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi there,

      Yes, please do use the photo. No need for a credit but could you send me a link to the newsletter when its finished – always nice to see my photos being used elsewhere!

      Thanks for asking,

      Jon

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