365 Project – Day 243

Comma Butterfly. Following an unseasonable break in the weather with colder conditions and lots of rain, it’s stopped. Today the sun has come out and it has warmed up beautifully and we have been able to sit out in the garden again. Looking round there has been a great deal of butterfly activity the best…

365 Project – Day 242

Storm on the Lawn. Bit late posting today,we’ve been to Storm on the Lawn’s production of Robin Hood. It was excellent. Storm on the Lawn is a youth theatre project organized by the Theatre Royal in Bath each summer. About sixty young people, including my great-niece Ella, have three weeks to produce, rehearse and perform…

365 Project – Day 241

Sweet Chestnuts. Walked Maude in Weston Park this afternoon and came across these sweet chestnuts ripening. On such a small tree I can’t think they will come to much for a few years but there are prodigious numbers of fruit this year. Not very friendly things to pick! 29 August 2014

365 Project – Day 240

Ivor Gurney Memorial Window. We have been to Gloucester Cathedral today because I particularly wanted to see the Ivor Gurney Memorial Window and as the memorial is in two parts it demands two pictures. Ivor Gurney was born a Gloucester man and sang in the cathedral choir and subsequently studied at the Royal College of…

365 Project – Day 239

Bishop’s Mitre. I noticed that on a nearby row of railings the end of each section is decorated with a bishop’s mitre. The railings are outside the St John’s Hospital almshouses on Combe Down in Bath and as this charity was founded in 1174 by Bishop Reginald Fitz Jocelin it may be a nod to…

365 Project – Day 238

Fir Cones These are some baby fir cones that I spotted, each one is a little smaller than my thumb. Looking at the older cones on the tree I suspect that many of these will fall off and just a few of the strongest will make it to maturity. If not it’s been a terrific…

365 Project – Day 237

Oscar Oscar is next door’s cat and a very fine fellow. Maude spots him in their garden and barks and growls at him ferociously, he ignores her completely. When he’s snoozing on the pavement and we walk past she looks the other way and pretends not to see him. Sometimes when next door go away…