What's it All About?

Well, it's about as much of My Family, My Friends, My Life and its Events, as I can recall and cram in . . . .
On this website I introduce myself, 'The Toynes', my family and their lives, as well as my life and our photographs from more than 70 years - 40 of them hiding in the shrubbery . . .

 

FIRST: A Whole Life

The Toynes, My Life, My Family and Our Travels - That's a 'Me & Mine' click.

 

THEN: A Life in Horticulture

Gardens, Plants, Techniques, Styles, Features, Wildlife - Good & Bad -  and Ideas . . . this is where you'll find my latest photos to look at and use. Yes, USE!


I look forward to reading your comments in the 'About You' (that's 'you' NOT me!) and 'Get In Touch' Sections!

Visitors to this Toyne Website

Thanks for Visiting Folks! How's about telling us something about your life in the 'About You' Section or leaving a message in 'Get In Touch'?

Have a Look at the Toyne Family Tree:

Click on this logo for our Branch of 'The Toyne Family Tree'

For several years I have been putting together a Family Tree for our Branch of the Toynes in Lincolnshire and elsewhere in the world (I have two children and further offspring in Australia and Glenna has umpteen cousins in America) - However, I must admit to being neither very good nor very consistent in my efforts and have resolved to look elsewhere for information and history than just the Web! Time permitting, I'll put this into practice soon . . . 

 

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Fungi and Their Allies that Cause Us Problems

The photo gallery below contains samples of my recent photography of Poisonous and Pathogenic (Disease causing) Fungi and their 'relative'

Painting techniques
I used oil on canvas for most of the paintings seen below. It's a simple yet effective technique that provides soft contours and rich colours. It gives me a high degree of flexibility, not least because it's easier to retouch small mistakes after the fact.

Photo equipment
I use a consumer-grade SLR camera for all of my photographs. I also have several different lenses and filters to play around with. Finally, I have professional tools at my disposal for a complete postproduction makeover if necessary.