Yesterday I went out to let the chickens out and happened to glance at the East wall of the church, the sun was just rising a fiery red through the copse but it did not hit the East window instead a shadowy tracery of branches was illuminated against the grey of the wall but the effect soon vanished. The picture below reminds me that everywhere, and especially in America at the moment hurricanes and fires are destroying people's homes and land.
|The Storm of 1703|
You can find more about this storm which hit England here, but on the Somerset Levels drowned people and animals for many miles. It happened in November, and of course the great storm of 1987 happened about this time to, so Ophelia will you please miss us?
A friend has just come back from a holiday in Scotland, they stayed in a cottage next to a light house but had gone to see some galleries and museums. They had been to a Paul Nash exhibition, J collects northern industrial paintings, they hang dramatically on the walls of their sitting room. It reminded me of an exhibition in the Bath gallery a few years back, and seeing this.. you can read about here I remember being extremely moved about the painting. I would like to get a couple of prints for myself, Paul is covering the walls with Japanese art, but I find things very expensive, such as £400 for a print. Quite like Robin Tanner's Wiltshire woodcuts, though they are tiny......
|Eclipse of the Sun - Paul Nash|
and then.......................................................November Moon, which you can read about here