Two old photos..
|A blistering hot day with Moss my old dog in Bath|
|Solva, the woods opposite the Cambrian Inn|
A fog descends on us like the 'peasoupers' I experienced in Wolverhampton as a child when hurrying home from school. But yesterday as the fog lifted by lunch and the sun came through, the world became crystallized by the hoar frost that lay on the land - so beautiful. The world is and can be a very beautiful place, nature makes it so. Sadly I did not take photos of the walk, just marvelling at the crystals that formed on each blade of grass, and the spider webs caught up in the tracery of ice..
So the 'Grim Reaper' is taking his toll this winter, each morning more news comes after each death, celebrities we have known.
A small story from before Xmas, there was a burial a couple of months ago and the headstone was erected recently, also about two weeks ago a stonecarver came and cleaned up the stone next to the new arrival so I went to look. Now I could be making this story up but I came to the conclusion that two brothers had been laid side by side with a gap of 80 years between them. The first a toddler of 19 months had died in June 1936, the second much older person had been born in August 1936 and had died in June of this year.. There is a story everywhere you care to look, I marvelled at the longevity of love for this little mite so many years ago, no photo because there are names.
Still reading Rickman's 'The Fabric of Sin' in which is mentioned Garway Church, which incidentally does exist and was built by the Knight's Templars, the tower is joined by a short passageway, obviously it was defensive, all photos from Wikipedia....
The story is set in Herefordshire on the Welsh/English border, and this church is not far from the more famous Kilpeck Church.
The 'green man' looking not very green, no foliage for a start, and his fingers seem to be in his mouth, and is that a cord and tassels, or maybe a snake?
Now this below is the dovecote, on private land, apparently according to the story it has 666 pigeon holes inside?? not sure I believe that, it looks rather harmless.